The title about sums this up -- how do we brush the teeth of our 14 month old when he really doesn't want us to? [more inside]
I brush, floss, and rinse with fluoride twice daily. Why do I always get cavities? [more inside]
I never see anyone do it. Being a guy though, I only see men's restrooms. Maybe it's different in women's. I can't even remember seeing a guy brush his teeth in the restroom, let alone floss. Also, I imagine an office restroom has different oral hygiene etiquette than a restroom at say, the mall -- true?
Can fluorosis vanish in a week? I thought once you have it, it does not go away unless a dentist treats you for it. [more inside]
Which ultrasonic toothbrush has the least noise and vibration? This is for my 12-lb dog, who has a correspondingly small head. He's already great about letting me brush with a manual toothbrush, which I do nightly, but still had some periodontal pockets at his recent dental cleaning. I think I can get him to accept an ultrasonic one if I introduce it very gradually, but I want to get the gentlest one possible. Related issues inside. [more inside]
I have impeccable dental hygiene, and yet my gums insist on making good on their mutual suicide pact. This results in epically difficult, frequent, and expensive trips to the dentist. I'm looking for advice from any mefites who have dealt with similar issues. [more inside]
What is currently the best electric toothbrush? Why is it the best? [more inside]
The reminder bristles on my Sonicare brush head have already faded to the halfway point. Is it wise to continue using it until the 3-month mark or should I switch to the next unused brush head? [more inside]
My Sonicare toothbrush is not working correctly. What might be wrong? [more inside]
Why is my Oral-B electric toothbrush's head moldy? Would a Sonicare have the same problem? [more inside]
I own a Sonicare Toothbrush. The battery has now died. Phillips used to replace these toothbrushes for about 75% of their original cost. However, Phillips now has suspended this practice. Would anyone know of a small independent company that would repair my Sonicare by replacing the dead battery? Thanks in advance.
Which are your favorite teeth cleaning products? Favorite regular or electric toothbrush, toothpaste, floss, floss picks, mouthwash, etc.? [more inside]
Best way to dispose of an electric toothbrush? [more inside]
How do I teach myself to consistently brush my teeth? [more inside]
My dentist told me that I should start to use an interdental toothbrush once a day. Are their any particular brands I should look out for or are the generics just as good? Also, any tips when it comes to using one?
TeethBrushingFilter: where can I buy a visual teeth brushing timer? [more inside]
My Sonicare toothbrush is dying. Please help me replace it. [more inside]
Do I need to shell out for an expensive electric toothbrush? [more inside]
Which electric toothbrush should I buy? [more inside]
How did you get a recalcitrant toddler's teeth brushed? [more inside]
I recently bought a Sonicare. I like how it makes my teeth feel cleaner than they had been, and anecdotal evidence from others suggests it's going to help my gums. But I really can't figure out how the toothpaste works with this thing. [more inside]
I need a seriously gigantic novelty toothbrush. [more inside]
I have bad teeth. So how come the flouride toothpaste my dentist prescribed to decrease cavity formation and problems is making my teeth actually hurt? [more inside]
I have a Sonicare HX7300 toothbrush, which is great. But the heads for it are so expensive, which isn't so great. [more inside]
About 6 days ago I was brushing my teeth and I jammed the plastic edge of my toothbrush hard against my lower right-hand outside gum. There wasn't any blood, but in the days since, some sort of white blister has developed and is sensitive to the touch. It looks like a short (inch-long) line along my gum where the toothbrush hit. Any ideas how long this will take to go away, and if there's anything I can do to speed that up? Thanks!
Should a Sonicare toothbrush be used instead of, or in combination with regular brushing? Also, what is the best technique for using the Sonicare?
Help me fix my OralB Sonic Complete toothbrush! [more inside]
My electric toothbrushes keep dying... [more inside]
Are electric toothbrushes worth it? [more inside]
Why don't our tootbrushes make us ill? They sit out all day with our mouth germs and lord knows what else lingering there. Does toothpaste have anything to do with this?
Are you grossed out by your partner's dental care routine? [more inside]
Can I put my electric toothbrush in the dishwasher? The bristle is detachable from the powered handle, and the threads collect gunk that I would just as soon power-wash away. The handle seems watertight -- the bristlehead moves via magnets, and the charging element is behind plastic.