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What type of toothbrush should I use to minimize gum disease?

What type of toothbrush should I use to minimize gum disease?

Yes: Use brush heads that are labelled soft. Water pick type of oral hygiene instruments are gum friendly also. ...Read more

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Dr. Gary Sandler
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Gum Disease (Definition)

Gun disease can range from gum swelling all the way to the bone keeping the teeth in place being lost, this can be be for a number of reasons, if you think you have gum disease please visit your ...Read more


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Which type of mouthwash should I use to get rid of gum disease?

Which type of mouthwash should I use to get rid of gum disease?

Peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate): No mouthwash will get rid of gum disease, but of all the ones available, Peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate) is the best because of the substantivity of Chlorhexidine (it stays on the tissue after rinsing). If you have anug or nup - gum diseases caused by immune problems/stress/and bacteria, hydrogen peroxide can help. Be careful not to rely on these things - the only way to get rid of it is treatment. ...Read more

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What is the best toothbrush to use for gum disease?

What is the best toothbrush to use for gum disease?

Electric: I think an electric toothbrush like oral-b or sonicare is what you should get. ...Read more

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Why is an electric toothbrush important if you want to reduce tartar and gum disease?

Why is an electric toothbrush important if you want to reduce tartar and gum disease?

It's not: You can have healthy gums without using an electric toothbrush. An electric toothbrush is only a tool to aid in having healthy gums without all the physical labor of manual brushing. ...Read more

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Is there a kind of mouthwash that helps fight gum disease the best? My dentist told me I have mild gum disease, and that if i take care to brush and floss properly at home I should be able to fix it. What should I look for in a mouth wash to help fight gu

Is there a kind of mouthwash that helps fight gum disease the best? My dentist told me I have mild gum disease, and that if i take care to brush and floss properly at home I should be able to fix it. What should I look for in a mouth wash to help fight gu

Xylitol: Xylitol kills bacteria and bushing with it can help with dental health. I have see patients who brush and floss regularly but still have some gum disease make a marked improvement by using a xylitol containing toothpaste. You may have to get it at a health food store. Less than 1 tube should make a difference. ...Read more

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I'm wondering what is the best type of gum to stop the cravings for snacks?

I'm wondering what is the best type of gum to stop the cravings for snacks?

Best chewing Gum: The Xylitol gums are best. Biotene brands are excellent too. They trick tooth decay bacteria to think that that have eatable sugar, which they don't. The tooth decay bugs starve thinking they are full. And your teeth do not decay. ...Read more

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Is there a good type of toothpaste or anything i can use to get rid of cavities?

Is there a good type of toothpaste or anything i can use to get rid of cavities?

Advanced: If you can see cavities, they are too big to be helped by toothpaste that may help remineralize small enamel defects no larger than the head of a pin. You probably need professional care rather than the promise of an otc solution that will never be fulfilled. Please call your family dentist for an appointment. ...Read more

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What is the best way to cure and prevent mouth ulcers. I don't consume alcohol or tobacco.

What is the best way to cure and prevent mouth ulcers. I don't consume alcohol or tobacco.

Oral ulcers: If you are finding it difficult to properly treat these ulcers and your dentist is uncertain of the answer i would recommend finding a dentist that specializes or has advanced training in oral medicine. You can check with the american academy of oral medicine web site for a dentist in your area. ...Read more

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What kind of products should someone with super sensitive teeth use to maintain good dental hygiene?

What kind of products should someone with super sensitive teeth use to maintain good dental hygiene?

Sensodyne !: An over the counter toothpaste that is quite effective at helping rid sensitivity in teeth is sensodyne. Additionally, your dentist can place a very thin, clear, liquid on your teeth that will essentially 'seal' the tooth, and help the sensitivity instantly! keep smiling ! ...Read more

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Please help! what is the best mouthwash to use if you have receding gums or sensitive teeth from that problem?

Please help! what is the best mouthwash to use if you have receding gums or sensitive teeth from that problem?

Gum recession: Gum recession does not respond to mouthwash use. There's a reason why your gums are receding and mouthwash will not stop the recession. A Fluoride containing mouthwash, such as act or phosflur, may reduce sensitivity. N to address the recession issue see your dentist, or ask for referral to a gum/bone specialist, a periodontist. ...Read more

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Do you know which kind of denture adhesive is best for chewing food?

Do you know which kind of denture adhesive is best for chewing food?

Denture adhesives: The two i recommend the most are fixodent and poligrip. Different patients differ on what they like the best. Rather than relying on denture adhesives for better stability and holding power, see a dentist to determine other possibilities first, such as a new denture, relining your existing denture, or implant supported attachments. Consider a non-removal implant prosthesis. ...Read more

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My doctor adivised me to use toothpaste (I have some tooth decay). How can I reduce the risk of fluoride? Can fluoride cause ulcers? Thanks.

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My doctor adivised me to use toothpaste (I have some tooth decay). How can I reduce the risk of fluoride? Can fluoride cause ulcers? Thanks.

ADA Seal: just for your information, the criteria the ADA uses for awarding the Seal are frequently more demanding that those of the FDA. Any product with ADA SEAL is to prove safety and effectiveness of any oral product. The amount of Fluoride found in pastes is completely safe for brushing and no causing ulcers. The fluoride-free toothpaste is also available. Ask your dentist for more information. ...Read more

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What diet do I follow to reduce inflammation and the risk for bowel disease?

What diet do I follow to reduce inflammation and the risk for bowel disease?

Avoid toxic foods: Avoid sugars, fried foods, vegatable oils like canola & soy, meats that are cured wth nitrates & nitrites, aspartame, splenda, partially hydrogenated vegetable oils, maragarine, soy based products, sweetened beverages like juice & soda, microwaved foods, artificial colors & flavors. All of these products cause damage to the cells, tissues & organs in your body contributing to various diseases. ...Read more

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What is the best way to help gums infected with gum disease? I have sore gums, especially in the back of my mouth, but I do floss and brush daily. Is there anything i could be eating or drinking that makes this worse? .

What is the best way to help gums infected with gum disease? I have sore gums, especially in the back of my mouth, but I do floss and brush daily. Is there anything i could be eating or drinking that makes this worse?


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Bacteria control: Bacteria grow in the valley around your gums. Brushing reaches 1mm and floss removed 15% of the plaque. You need something like the perio protect method that has been shown to be a better treatment than deep cleaning j clin dent 2012) and it also has been shown to kill 99.98% o the bacteria that cause the disease j den res 2007. Used daily the bacteria do not grow back. Look up perio protect. ...Read more

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How long should you brush each side of your teeth with toothpaste and without to wash it off? i do 10 seconds with circle motions which is 5 minutes

How long should you brush each side of your teeth with toothpaste and without to wash it off? i do 10 seconds with circle motions which is 5 minutes

Great job!: That is totally AWESOME!!!! You get a gold star for conscientiousness. The national average for brushing their entire mouth is 30 seconds. ...Read more

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What to do if every day with a philips sonicare electric toothbrush and I floss. are cavities genetic?

What to do if every day with a philips sonicare electric toothbrush and I floss. are cavities genetic?

What to do: First, many patients brush & floss before eating rather than after and do so inadequately for proper time. No brushing & flossing can counter a diet high in unrefined sugars or acids as with many sports drinks. Are you flossing and rinsing 2-3 times per day? See your dentist who can actually examine you and go over your habits and oral hygiene techniques as well as diet. No one is doomed to decay! ...Read more

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Dr. Arnold Malerman
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Gingivitis (Definition)

A form of gum disease caused by bacteria and poor oral hygiene that ...Read more