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

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Dr. John Francis
Dentistry - Periodontics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Most any

Just use it! get a softer one, and concentrate where the gum meets the teeth.
And floss!

In brief: Most any

Just use it! get a softer one, and concentrate where the gum meets the teeth.
And floss!
Dr. John Francis
Dr. John Francis
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Dr. Babak Jouhari
Dentistry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Soft

Soft bristle tooth brush.
Make sure that your brushing technique is correct and you brush long enough (atleast 2 min.). There are electric brushes like sonicare that hae timer so you know how long you are brushing.

In brief: Soft

Soft bristle tooth brush.
Make sure that your brushing technique is correct and you brush long enough (atleast 2 min.). There are electric brushes like sonicare that hae timer so you know how long you are brushing.
Dr. Babak Jouhari
Dr. Babak Jouhari
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Dr. Media Najafi
Dentistry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Soft brush/ electric

Any soft tooth brush and brushing for 2 min.
I like electric brushes because the number of strokes per second are high so it is very effective in removing plaque.

In brief: Soft brush/ electric

Any soft tooth brush and brushing for 2 min.
I like electric brushes because the number of strokes per second are high so it is very effective in removing plaque.
Dr. Media Najafi
Dr. Media Najafi
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Dr. Neeoo Chin
Fertility Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

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

In brief: Yes

Use brush heads that are labelled soft.
Water pick type of oral hygiene instruments are gum friendly also.
Dr. Neeoo Chin
Dr. Neeoo Chin
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Dr. Jon Fishburn
Agree with the above as well as flossing and water picks.
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