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What are some really good teeth brushing tips for elderly people?

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Dr. Howard Schneider
Dentistry - Pediatric

In brief: Slow and gentle

The best way to brush is slow and gentle.
Think of it more like tickling your teeth than scrubbing them. This allows the bristles time to conform to the shape of your tooth, it will be easier to keep the brush at the gum line and not miss spots. Use only a soft bristle toothbrush. Medium and hard toothbrushes can damage both your gums and your enamel. Some people find electric ones helpful.

In brief: Slow and gentle

The best way to brush is slow and gentle.
Think of it more like tickling your teeth than scrubbing them. This allows the bristles time to conform to the shape of your tooth, it will be easier to keep the brush at the gum line and not miss spots. Use only a soft bristle toothbrush. Medium and hard toothbrushes can damage both your gums and your enamel. Some people find electric ones helpful.
Dr. Howard Schneider
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Dr. Shalabh Bansal
Pediatrics

In brief: Continue brushing!

Great question, the premise of consistent brushing and flossing remains at an older age.

In brief: Continue brushing!

Great question, the premise of consistent brushing and flossing remains at an older age.
Dr. Shalabh Bansal
Dr. Shalabh Bansal
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