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u/LuckeeSeven · 2 pointsr/Dentistry

I'm going to piggyback on this comment, love Sonicare, but the Essence can get pretty gunked up in between the housing of the base and head the way it is designed. Replacement heads are more expensive than other models as well.

I would recommend the Easy Clean version which is slightly more for the initial investment, but replacement heads are more affordable and it stays much cleaner. You can also use the DiamondClean replacements on the Easy Clean as well, which are the heads that I prefer.

Just my two cents!

u/jeremypr82 · 1 pointr/Dentistry

While xerostomia can be multifactorial, sucralfate is known for causing dry mouth, so that's one consideration. Xerostomia and acid reflux are bigger caries risk than periodontal, I'm not sure if there's any association between them.

There are a number of things you can do to alleviate the dry mouth at night, here are some products to try:

    1. Biotene PBF mouthwash, carry a small container of it with you and rinse with it every single time you have an episode. Before bed as well, and keep it nearby if you wake up at night.

    1. Overnight buccal patches: I'd say use two, one on each side.

    1. Spray: This might be easier to carry around and use than the biotene, a very good option. People really like this stuff, immediate dry mouth relief.

    1. Spry w/ fluoride paste:

      Basically xylitol is your best friend for stimulating salivary production, trying to keep your oral pH basic, and suppressing cariogenic bacteria. It also helps with remineralization after acidic attack. Try to get 5 exposures of it per day. The toothpaste by itself is two, and everything else listed has it as well. It'd be prudent to get xylitol mints/candies as well.
u/chung2k6 · 3 pointsr/Dentistry

I want to add that you're probably only going to the dentist when you're in pain. The type of appointment you're getting is called "limited oral exam" where the dentist is only going to set aside enough time to look at what your main concern is and if time permits (his time, not your time), he will try to take care of it.

During a limited oral exam, he isn't being paid to look at the rest of your mouth and give you detailed explanation of your problem and come up with a treatment plan. You need to schedule a "comprehensive oral exam with full mouth xray" for him to speak to you about your other problems.

If you only make $1200 a month, you should qualify for state sponsored insurance where you would get basic dental work for free or next to nothing. In California, it's called Denti-Cal; in Massachusetts, it's called MassHealth, in Washington, it's called Apple Health.

You would probably have to go to a Community Health Clinic, wait a long time in between appointments, have dentists who are always rushing about trying to help as many patients as they can - but they can really help you establish pathway to good oral health.

It's not too late to start.

Here's a link to disclosing solution mentioned by jdw0665 that will help you brush your teeth better:

u/Once-Bitten · 1 pointr/Dentistry

This made me cringe. Don't stick stuff in your sockets, like, ever. You may not be in pain anymore but there is still serious healing going on in there. Did you not have a post-op appointment? You don't want to leave debris in there and definitely want to irrigate each time you eat because you're not at risk for dry socket anymore but you can still cause an infection. I would call the OS or Dentist that performed the extraction or purchase dental syringes on Amazon because you need that curved tip. I'm a month out and still irrigating. This is gross, but, if I'm at my mother's house for dinner and have nothing to irrigate with I use her kitchen sink sprayer.

Sticking non-sterile objects in your extraction sites is the worst advice ever. You're not even close to being healed and you could really do some damage. And you should definitely be brushing your gums at the surgical sites at two weeks. If you haven't, you've got two weeks worth of junk built up back there. Keep it super clean at all times and please, for the love of all that is holy, keep things out of it.

u/BlimpRacer · 1 pointr/Dentistry
  1. Buy SLS free (Sodium Lauryl Sulfate)toothpaste like from Tom's or Rembrandt. SLS has been shown in several studies to increase the frequency of canker sores.

  2. Make sure you are getting enough B12, Folate, and Iron. Given your age and sex, you are recommended to be on a folate supplement anyhow.

  3. Avoid acidic foods/drink like OJ.

  4. And people tend to be impressed with this product:
u/elixerboi · 6 pointsr/Dentistry

The difference is not clinically significant. Evidence shows that both clean better on average than manual brushing, but they both work roughly the same.

Kind of stinks most people can't try em both, because they both feel different. FWIW, personally, the Sonicare's buzzing gives me a nails on chalkboard kind of feel while the Oral B is more of a physical rumble.. however, my fiancee prefers the opposite so YMMV. Tons of people go with either Sonicare or Oral B and in the end it doesn't matter.

[here is a quality oral b pro 1000 for $40 on amazon](

here is the most basic sonicare for $20 on amazon; my fiancee used to use it before I gave her mine, but it still worked fine for her.. just the heads are bulkier than the more expensive ones

Or get more expensive ones if you like things like quadrant timers, sensitive/low power settings, bluetooth capability (why?), etc.

u/cementicIes · 1 pointr/Dentistry

First, you should only be brushing with a soft bristled toothbrush. Everything else tends to be too hard on the gum tissue. Brush for two minutes using the Modified Bass Technique. Look it up on youtube. Also, "Just saw one seven years ago?" That made me lol.

I have and use a sonicare. I love it to death. However, this is an excellent deal. Rotary brushes are excellent at removing plaque, and Oral-B replacement heads tend to be cheaper than the sonicare ones.

Oral-B Vitality Pro White Rechargeable Electric Toothbrush $19.21 Amazon

u/kghyr8 · 1 pointr/Dentistry

Start wiping off the teeth after every nursing. You can use a clean washcloth or look for something like Spiffies (

If the decay is progressing then the absolute best thing is to have the dentist apply Silver Diamine Fluoride. It's the best way to kill the bacteria and arrest the decay. Caries can progress rapidly in little ones. Fluoride varnish is good, and can be applied every 3 months, but SDF is more effective at arresting decay.

I would do a 3 month evaluation and keep on a 3 month schedule just to follow her closer. You'd have a better chance of catching the progression. That being said, going to the dentist doesn't prevent cavities. That can only be done at home. You've got to be vigilant at cleaning the mouth frequently and reducing how often she has milk (breastmilk or otherwise) in the mouth.

u/TheTruthsTruth · 1 pointr/Dentistry

Just started using new products about a month ago and my bad breath is virtually gone! ( my daughter always tells the truth about my breath lol). Anyways I bought a waterpik off Amazon for like 40 bucks, any kind of oral irrigator will do. Also bought and the toothpaste they make. Every morning and night I floss, use waterpik, brush using therabreath toothpaste, rinse & gargle with the therabreath mouthwash. Before using the waterpik when I would floss I would have this really funky smell between some of my teeth, now when I floss the smell is completely gone! If you try out my suggestions please let me know how it went! Good luck and hapoy new year!

u/DocHowser · 2 pointsr/Dentistry

Therabreath is great! But only works if the smell is coming from your mouth. What kind of tongue scraper are you using? I find the plastic ones don’t do anything. I like the metal dr Tung’s tongue scraper from amazon. (Link below)

Dr. Tung's Tongue Cleaner, Stainless Steel (colors may vary)

Other possibilities for bad breath 1. post nasal drip from chronic allergies 2. Acid reflux (smells coming from your stomach.

My best guess is still tonsil stones though, even if they’re not visible. They hide in the folds and holes of the tonsils.

u/Ogremad · 2 pointsr/Dentistry

The water runs out pretty quick when the reservoir is directly attached, so this one might be good! Cheers!

u/Wilawah · 2 pointsr/Dentistry

Sounds normal. The holes should gradually close. Don't worry about it. Predictable that the one that was impacted and was more work to get out has the larger hole.

Get one of these curved syringes to gently clean

See a dentist if you have bleeding at this point or swelling/infection.

Give your dentist who removed the teeth a call for peace of mind.

u/goldstandardalmonds · 4 pointsr/Dentistry

I would scrape it with a metal tongue scraper. This one is really popular:

I used to use the regular ones like Oral-B, but this one really worked. I had oral surgery and couldn't brush for the first bit, then wasn't allowed to brush the teeth the surgery was on, couldn't floss, only ate soft foods and tldr, it was dank -- I grew 'hair' on my tongue! Anyway, this helped.

Part of it also is diet -- lots of water, but also fresh foods (like raw fruits and veggies) helps.

u/Kanzar · 1 pointr/Dentistry

I searched originally for the Opalescence Treswhite trays...

Then I found this:

So go for that or the original Treswhite.

Ideally I'd recommend you get the trays made, and get the Opalescence gel to put in it rather than these. Ask around to see how much custom bleaching trays are and how much they sell bleach for.

u/fliphop · 2 pointsr/Dentistry

You need a tongue scraper.

It changed my life.

Best tongue scraper I've ever used and it is a BIFL product for sure.

u/laurelspaghetti · 1 pointr/Dentistry

A tongue scraper might be helpful. I use mine pretty much every day.

u/Antique_Ant · 2 pointsr/Dentistry

Not a dentist, but I have severe TMJD and I have a normal bite splint made out of thick acrylic that goes on the top. I drool in my sleep and I snore. I like to use these at night and they seem to help with dry mouth during the day and night.

u/mrducky108 · 2 pointsr/Dentistry

Before ever considering surgery, I would recommend you give a Waterpik a shot and see if that helps clear out your tonsil stones. Just aim it (at the lowest pressure) at your tonsil crypts and you should see a bunch of tonsil stones come gushing out.

u/veritasius · 0 pointsr/Dentistry

Your teeth aren't yellow, it's just that because of the ridiculously skewed standards that we now have, you think they're yellow. Rather than the weak Crest White strips, use something stronger that will work much better. Good luck.

u/BigBootyBear · 2 pointsr/Dentistry

I use this tongue scraper daily(it was the ONLY ONE that worked. Oral B, Orabrush, backside of toothbrushes - all didnt work) and still after 4 or 5 scrapes there is visible white residue. Do you have any idea why nothing works for me except that hunk of metal?

I don't think I have Closys Mouthwash in my country. Could you tell me what makes it good so I could look for those ingredients in the mouthwashes available in my country?

u/ReplaceSelect · 3 pointsr/Dentistry

Super floss is a thicker piece of floss with one stiff end to get under wires/bridges. Floss threaders are plastic loops to help push (or thread!) floss under the wire.

u/Blackapearl · 3 pointsr/Dentistry

You’ve got a good routine. Keep that up.
If you want to add something - get a water flosser like this

u/JawAnon · 1 pointr/Dentistry

I just got mine on mid-May prior to jaw surgery, and this definitely holds up. My orthodontist had a fancy contraption to hold my mouth open while they applied all the brackets that they didn't have the first two times I had braces. That definitely made the whole process much easier on my jaw.

I'd also add that during the first few weeks, those couple brackets you'll have on will chew up your gums a bit. Rinsing liberally with salt water (I make up a bottle that I keep handy) will help heal them faster. Put a bit of wax on the bracket right away. Once the spot is healed, stop using the wax so your gums can form a bit of a callous.

I would also just avoid the foods they tell you to avoid all together. You probably won't have the brackets on very long and it's just not worth it to lose a bracket over. I was informed at my last appointment that I'd lost one, and I'm on a liquid diet! It takes soooo long for them to put it back on that they just decided to wait until next time to put a new bracket on.

Watepiks are great for braces (the model I have comes with a tip for braces and has been on sale for under $50 frequently lately). Otherwise, you should use a threader to floss.

There are now way more options for brackets than there were years ago. There are traditional metal and ceramic braces that need rubber bands to ligate. But now there are also Damon brackets (which come in metal and clear versions) that self ligate. So no need for rubber bands or tightening (you still get wire changes), and your teeth move faster. The brackets themselves are also slightly smaller. They are so much better than the tradition brackets I had when I was younger. I've only had them for a few weeks and I can't believe how much teeth movement I've already had.

u/ffffffffffffuuuuuuu · 2 pointsr/Dentistry

Is this the one you wanted to buy?

It's still showing available for me on USA Amazon.

The only differences seem to be the color.

Having used sonicare brushes for years, I would stay away from the models you are looking at because of the brush head design. Especially if multiple people may use it, and change brush heads, that model needs to be unscrewed and gets all gunked up with moisture.

Also, the replacement screw on heads seem to be more expensive on Amazon.

If you can swing it, look in to a model with the smaller, pull off type brush head.


u/YosemiteSam81 · 7 pointsr/Dentistry

Here ya go. I also like the toothpaste, I pair it with Sensodyne with Novamin from the UK.

u/SpaceWhale88 · 1 pointr/Dentistry

Show your hygienist how you are brushing and flossing and ask for any tips. There is a genetic marker that can indicate increased risk for periodontal disease. However, this does NOT mean that just because your relative had gum disease that you have to. The number 1 thing you can do is make sure you properly remove all the plaque biofilm.

Try these. They color all the plaque so you can see where you missed.

u/mike932 · 1 pointr/Dentistry

i am not a dentist. go to your dentist and tell him you cannot floss. in the meantime, use a waterpik, or use a floss threader to get the floss to the bottom of the tooth....

u/luxembird · 1 pointr/Dentistry

Check out "Platypus Flossers" on Amazon. They're invaluable for flossing with braces and I think you would be able to modify them to floss your retainer too.

u/long218 · 1 pointr/Dentistry

This is the one I am talking about

The link you gives only have the HX5610/01 HX5620/20 HX5630/50 but not the HX5610/30. I am not even sure what the number 30 means.

u/sselemit · 1 pointr/Dentistry

It might not be a good idea. You can buy floss picks that are designed for braces.
Like this one.

u/zeezromnomnom · 3 pointsr/Dentistry

Brush twice a day (once before bed and once AFTER breakfast). Floss at least once (I would say at night, since you’ve eaten all day). Don’t snack throughout the day. Rinse your mouth out with water after meals but NEVER after brushing.

But to answer your bad breath thing, also scrape your tongue. And I hear good things about this:
TheraBreath Fresh Breath Oral Rinse, Mild Mint, 16 Ounce Bottle (Pack of 2)

u/tr41t0r · 3 pointsr/Dentistry

Sonicares are nice. 50$. Let the toothbrush do the work for you. Don't try to hammer the crap out of your teeth/gums.

Also be wary of the cheaper heads you can buy for these things (or any toothbrush in general). One reason why they can be cheaper is that the bristles arent as rounded(cheaper to produce) and this can do some damage to the gums.

u/indecentdeer · 1 pointr/Dentistry

Is it an upper tooth that's giving you pain? You could also try finding a little curved syringe and flush warm salt water into the socket. Sometimes, food gets up there that causes the pain.

u/box_dropper · 3 pointsr/Dentistry

noone ever knows how much shit is on their tongue, and youre right, dentists dont know either. if you are using a plastic one, think again. 7$ will change your life

get a metal one.

u/throwawayWhiteTongue · 1 pointr/Dentistry

I use it everyday but haven't seen any results. Sometime my tongue even bleed on some spots. I use this amazon so maybe it's too violent ?
So basically there is no treatment and that won't ever go, but I should try to limit it by scraping my tongue more often ?
(also in your text, it says pale brown to black, isn't it only black hairy tongue ?)

u/TheSmilingGirl · 0 pointsr/Dentistry

I started using Canker Rid last month after I had two big cankers that last a week and half. I ordered it at the last stage of the healing because I was sick and tired of them getting painful and lasting so long. Luckily a few days later I felt the beginning of another canker! I followed the directions of drying then applying the stuff on my canker and it went away after two days. It didn't even get to the painful stage or get any bigger then the first day I found it! I highly recommend this stuff.