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What Type Of Toothbrush Should I Use To Minimize Gum Disease
Bacteria in the mouth living in a thin film is called plaque. Plaque that is not removed through brushing can harden and form “tartar”, a hard mineral shell, that brushing can’t remove. Only a professional cleaning by a dentist or hygienist can remove tartar. When plaque builds on the tartar surface, it irritates and erodes healthy gum tissue. This early stage of gum ...Read more
No best one: There is no best toothbrush. You need to use a soft toothbrush and brush for at least 2 minutes twice a day. Most adults don't brush long enough and this can make more of a difference than the brand name of the toothbrush. Electric toothbrushes can be very beneficial. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
See below: There are many choices out there and branding one as best would be unfair. Electric brushes are nice since they reduce your physical labor. In my opinion the technique is much more important than the brush it self. You can properly brush and eliminate gum disease using the worst toothbrush by using the proper technique. See a dentist for proper oral hygine instruction. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: In my experience gum makes many good toothbrushes, however, the brand of a toothbrush is not really that important. Most importantly is always using a soft toothbrush and following proper technique. A review of proper oral hygiene can be found here http://perioprecision.Com/oral-hygiene.Shtml. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My boyfriend has gingivitis and i discovered he has used my toothbrush. Can i get gingivitis or any other gum disease? Also, other than good oral hygiene, what can he do for his gum issues? Thank you.
Not probable!: Sure, gingivitis and most bacterial issues are transmittable between species however one needs to susceptible. If you are flossing daily, brushing in a vibratory manner at the gum tooth interface, you probably don't have and are not susceptible to gum issues from your boyfriends tooth brush. Think about it...You are kissing the guy ; you're ok! isn't that a more direct means of transmission!. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Soft cleans better!: Soft toothbrush bristles bend easier and are able to get into the nooks and crannies on and between the tooth and gum. The key is angulating the toothbrush correctly, about 45 degrees to the gum line and move the brush gently to dislodge and food or bacteria in the area. You'll need other tools to clean inbetween teeth. Even if you have root exposed, soft bristles will not damage the root surface. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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