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What type of toothbrush should I use on my swollen gums?
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Dr. Sam Markzar
Dentistry - Periodontics
4 doctors agree
In brief: Primarily soft, but
Other than the type of brush, there are other factors that can help you achieve better results.
. For example, standardizing the length of time of brushing by using an electric brush (sonicare, or oral-b) which have automatic 2 min. Timer.Also since ur gums are swollen, i strongly suggest rinsing with warm salt water twice a day, better yet dip ur brush in salt water & then brush. & see ur dentist!

In brief: Primarily soft, but
Other than the type of brush, there are other factors that can help you achieve better results.
. For example, standardizing the length of time of brushing by using an electric brush (sonicare, or oral-b) which have automatic 2 min. Timer.Also since ur gums are swollen, i strongly suggest rinsing with warm salt water twice a day, better yet dip ur brush in salt water & then brush. & see ur dentist!
Dr. Sam Markzar
Dr. Sam Markzar
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Dr. Osman Mohamed
Dentistry
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Toothbrush
Use soft toothbrush always.

In brief: Toothbrush
Use soft toothbrush always.
Dr. Osman Mohamed
Dr. Osman Mohamed
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Dr. John Thaler
Dentistry - Prosthodontics
In brief: Electric
Use an electric toothbrush very gently until you get improvement.
Expect some bleeding - it is normal and an indicator of the level of inflammation present. A sonicare might be best for you. See you Dentist for specific advice based on the findings from his/her examination. Good Luck.

In brief: Electric
Use an electric toothbrush very gently until you get improvement.
Expect some bleeding - it is normal and an indicator of the level of inflammation present. A sonicare might be best for you. See you Dentist for specific advice based on the findings from his/her examination. Good Luck.
Dr. John Thaler
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Dr. Daniel Sampson
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
In brief: Soft toothbrush
A soft toothbrush is always the best.
Unltarsonic or electric toothbrushes work great, just make sure the bristles are soft. Brush twice a day. If the swelling doesn't go down, see your dentist.

In brief: Soft toothbrush
A soft toothbrush is always the best.
Unltarsonic or electric toothbrushes work great, just make sure the bristles are soft. Brush twice a day. If the swelling doesn't go down, see your dentist.
Dr. Daniel Sampson
Dr. Daniel Sampson
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Dr. Padmavati Garvey
Obstetrics & Gynecology
In brief: Soft
Use a soft one...That should be easier on your gums.

In brief: Soft
Use a soft one...That should be easier on your gums.
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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