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I use an electric toothbrush. I get cold sores frequently. How can I sanitize my toothbrush? At $22 per head i cannot afford to replace each time.

I use an electric toothbrush. I get cold sores frequently. How can I sanitize my toothbrush? At $22 per head i cannot afford to replace each time.

Peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate): Ask your dentist to write a rxn for peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate). It is an antimicrobial mouth rinse. You can rinse your brush head in hot water , then let it soak in this for 15 - 30 minutes, then rinse again and allow to dry. Also, you might invest in 2 brush heads and alternate so they dry completely. Good luck. The cold sores are viral.If herpes, ask your dentist for rxn for acyclivir. Often helps. ...Read more

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Is it ok to put orajel on my toothbrush?

Is it ok to put orajel on my toothbrush?

Yes, but why?: Once per once, orajel is an expensive way to deal with tooth or gum issues. In low doses it will not hurt you but it is not going to help the issue in the long term. See your dentist and deal with your dental issue. ...Read more

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What parasites can live on toothbrushes?

Parasites: None that i know of. I have never heard or read an article showing that parasites live on toothbrushes with plastic bristles and handles in rare cases fungus maybe. Be sure your brush can air dry daily and change when worn. If you are still worried run through dw or let sit in 1 part bleach and 3 parts water for 15 min then rinse well. ...Read more

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Swallowed about 55 toothbrush bristles ?

Swallowed about 55 toothbrush bristles ?

New toothbrush: You need a new toothbrush. By the time you read this answer, the bristles will have passed into your intestines. Be careful next time. ...Read more

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What are some dentists recommended toothbrushes?

Soft toothbrush: The brand name of a toothbrush is not as important as making sure you use a soft toothbrush. This is important to prevent wear and abrasion. ...Read more

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Please tell me, are orthodontic toothbrushes good?

Please tell me, are orthodontic toothbrushes good?

Yes, but: Not really anything specifically called an orthodontic toothbrush. If you mean a professional oral b or sonicare, then yes, these are great! ...Read more

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How much time will DNA stay on a swab or a toothbrush?

How much time will DNA stay on a swab or a toothbrush?

For a long time: as long as the swab stays dry the DNA is preserved for a long time. You can use cotton-tipped swabs or a brand new toothbrush, because the toothpaste on a used brush will compromise the DNA results. ...Read more

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Are power brushes really better than regular toothbrush?

Are power brushes really better than regular toothbrush?

No: I used to think if you were careful, manuel toothbrushing was as effective as electric. Then i started using a sonicare and my gums and teeth are much cleaner. My periodontal probings(pockets) have all improved. By using the electric toothbrush exclusively and flossing daily, you too can achieve better oral health. ...Read more

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Can anyone please tell me what a short headed toothbrush is?

Can anyone please tell me what a short headed toothbrush is?

Smaller brush size: Toothbrushes come in different sizes. Smaller sizes are usually recommended for people with smaller mouths. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what is the best way to disinfect a toothbrush?

Can you tell me what is the best way to disinfect a toothbrush?

Bleach water: A simple and effective solution to disinfect your toothbrush would be a solution of water and bleach(10 to 1). You can simply put a capful of household bleach like clorox into a glass of water. You can't use it with any metallic surface or item due to corrosion. Let it soak for an hour. Then rinse it off. ...Read more