Changes in the oral cavity, such as periodontitis and other manifestations of poor oral health, are common in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) and may contribute to increased morbidity and mortality because of systemic consequences such as inflammation …
Lasted two days before it would no longer hold a charge. The warranty requires that you pay to ship their defective product back to them and included a $10 money order for them to ship their junk back to you. No thanks. Don’t buy it and you have taken the right step.
The funny thing about electric toothbrushes is how similar a $70 model is to a $200 one. Once we get past the features mentioned above, there are precious few necessary value-adds to an expensive electric toothbrush: a travel case, a UV sanitizer (which is of negligible use), maybe a couple extra heads, a slightly sleeker body, a longer-lasting battery, auto-syncing with an app (See What about “smart” toothbrushes?). As for sonic cleaning, different cleaning modes, or pressure sensors, experts tell us they are not necessary.
We want to make sure you get the most out of your Philips Sonicare toothbrush. In order to do so, it’s important to replace your brush every three months. A fresh brush maximizes the effectiveness of Philips’ unique Sonicare technology, so choose the right brush, subscribe and take advantage of the following benefits:
The Oral-B Floss Action Replacement toothbrush head provides a floss-like clean*. The round brush head is inspired by dental professional tools for a tooth-by-tooth clean, with specially engineered bristles for optimal tooth coverage. The Floss Action toothbrush head has unique floss action bristles to loosen plaque. *on a Oral-B Pro 2000 or higher, does not replace flossing. Compatible with Oral-B Genius 8000, Oral-B PRO 7000, 6000, 5000, 3000 and 1000, and Oral-B Vitality. Each order comes with 3x Oral-B Floss Action Electric Replacement Toothbrush Heads.
Everyone always told me that electronic toothbrushes were the best and were worth it, but i never thought of actually trying one for the price difference between manual toothbrushes and a electric toothbrush and then electric toothbrush replacement heads. I recently purchased one of these for christmas and to my amazement, this toothbrush is fantastic. I feel like i am leaving the dentist almost everytime i brush my teeth now. I difference between an electric and a manual is crazy when you have never tried one before. Ive been told by my dentist i have nice teeth, so it isnt that i was just doing a poor job with the manual, the electric just makes that much of a difference. I would recommend everyone trying an electric toothbrush before giving them any flack because this toothbrush change my attitude with just the first brush. Of the electric toothbrushes my dentist recommended Oral-B and I am glad I tried this one, cause i like the motion of the spindle head and not just a sweeping back and forth action of most other brands of electric toothbrushes. Overall, I am extremely happy with this toothbrush and will continue to buy Oral-B elec toothbrushes from now on.
Hi Barney. The brush heads from Oral-B come in only one size. They tend to be the smaller/smallest options from all the brands that still deliver good cleaning performance. Sadly I have no other suggestions as there are no alternatives that are smaller that I am aware of.
Keep it covered on the road, but not at home. When you travel, put your toothbrush in a travel toothbrush holder-don’t let it roll around uncovered in your suitcase or toiletry bag where it can pick up dust, dirt, and bacteria. But don’t store a toothbrush in a toothbrush holder at home-the chronically moist environment can promote bacteria growth. If you must use a covered toothbrush holder frequently, look for one with small holes to let air in. When at home, store your toothbrush upright in a cup or a toothbrush holder that allows it to air dry and has several openings to keep multiple toothbrushes separate.
“A lot of people are in a hurry and do a drive-by in the mouth,” says Anastasia Turchetta, RDH. “Electric toothbrushes give us a better chance of accomplishing what we need to do as hygienists, and that’s reducing inflammation, removing plaque and reducing hypersensitivity.”
The Philips Sonicare DiamondClean is pretty sleek with a matte plastic finish, and it has some real luxury features, like an inductive charging glass and travel case, but its price is a lot to spend for those items. The DiamondClean has five cleaning modes (four too many) that you must manually cycle through if you need to turn the brush off before reaching two minutes. It also has some of the most expensive brush heads, at around $11 apiece.
The app poorly detecting where I’m brushing is a gimmick at best. However, after I’m done brushing, the app asks “did you floss? did you rinse? did you scrape?” It’s silly, but knowing that I’d have to press the “no” button has persuaded me to floss rinse and scrape far more often than I used to. I consider that a win.
Most of the Sonicare toothbrushes are equipped with timers. Some will have two timers: a 2-minute timer and a quad pacer. The others will just have a 2-minute timer. The recommended time is 2 minutes, and the timer automatically stops after the period is completed. The quad pacer is perfect for more thorough cleaning, as it gives 4 intervals of 30 seconds for each of your mouth’s quadrants. The quad pacer usually gives an alerting sound for you to move to the next quadrant.
Oral leukoplakia is a white patch or plaque that cannot be rubbed off, cannot be characterized clinically or histologically as any other condition, and is not associated with any physical or chemical causative agent except tobacco.
Here at the Strategist, we like to think of ourselves as crazy (in the good way) about the stuff we buy, but as much as we’d like to, we can’t try everything. Which is why we have People’s Choice, in which we find the best-reviewed (that’s four-to-five-star reviews and lots of ’em) products and single out the most convincing. While we’ve written before about a certain splurgy Sonicare electric toothbrush (which makes an appearance on this list), an impressive self-cleaning electric toothbrush, and a charcoal toothbrush beloved by The Wing’s Audrey Gelman, here we’re investigating the best electric toothbrushes on Amazon. (Note that reviews have been edited for length and clarity.)
Healthy gums and avoid gingivitis and gum bleeding. Using an electric toothbrush you don’t need to brush too hard because the brush will do all the work. This way you avoid damaging your gums. Some electric toothbrushes also have a seonsor alert which stops the toothbrush power when you brush too hard. There are also some models with cleaning modes and one of those modes is Massage mode which allows you to massage your gums and improve their health.
Oral-B replacement electric toothbrush heads feature a professionally inspired design that surrounds each tooth. The dynamic movement of 3D cleaning action helps the electric toothbrush head adapt to your teeth as it oscillates, rotates and pulsates to break up and remove more plaque than a regular manual toothbrush.
A helpful on-handle timer buzzes every 30 seconds to let you know when it’s time to focus on brushing the next quadrant of your mouth. The electric toothbrush also alerts you when you have brushed for the dentist-recommended time of 2 minutes.
I’m really surprised with the results I’m having with this toothbrush. I definitely have less plaque building up around my gums, if none.But let’s start from the begging of my experience that started almost a month ago. After fulling charging the brush as recommended, I finally tried it. I must say it was a ticklish and awkward experience. But after some runs, I got used to all that vibrations running through my gums, teeth and even cheekbones.Like I said I’m using the brush for almost a month and I only charge it once, it’s really amazing.The 30 second area reminder is really useful, forcing you to clean evenly all of the 4 areas of your mouth.It’s not recommended to apply to much pressure, these kinds of brushes work differently from the electric or even manual ones, just glide the brush across the teeth in different angles to allow the bristles to reach the interdental spaces.Best aspects:- 5 different cleaning modes to choose from.- Waterproof, you can really wash it directlly from the tap (but don’t submerge it).- A full charge lasts about a month (or more, I’m yet to see).- Clever 30s reminder for each of the 4 areas of your mouth.- Can be charged with any 5V USB charger (like your smartphone charger).
I’ve had this toothbrush for 2 days only but I can feel a huge difference with my teeth already. The bristles are perfect for me and my teeth feel like I just got a cleaning from the dentist. I’ve never had a vibrating (sonic) tooth brush before usually I get a cheap rotating one at Wal-Mart. It defiantly feels weird the first few times you use it. It tickles your tongue and the inside of your mouth. I’ve gotten used to it but some may not. It came with 3 brush heads and 1 cleaning attachment. It’s very well made and not too heavy and will stand on your sink top without falling over. I’ve never owned a more expensive branded sonic tooth brush but I don’t know how they can be any better than this one especially for the price. So far the only con I have is all the different modes. If much rather just a button to turn on and off instead of having to scroll thru the modes.
Calcium isn’t only good for your bones — your teeth love it, too. A lack of calcium can lead to tooth decay, as this mineral helps your teeth maintain their structure. Getting enough calcium is a double whammy – not only will it strengthen teeth, but it also contributes to remineralization process that replaces minerals in the teeth.
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New dentures will typically fit your mouth very securely as it has been designed specifically for your gums. As time goes on, your gum tissues will change and the fit of the denture will become more loose and thus more prone to movement inside your mouth.
Once a dental therapist has completed those requirements, they would be authorized to practice under “general supervision” without an onsite dentist, but some procedures such as placement of a tooth crown, capping or extractions would require onsite supervision.
In order to help alleviate the discomfort associated with a toothache until you can visit your dentist, dilute 1 -2 drops of clove or melaleuca essential oil with a carrier oil (such as coconut oil) and place on location or along jawbone (Modern Essentials, 2015).
“One of the best out there. Highly comparable to the Sonicare Series 2. Compared to its higher-end siblings, like the 3000 or 7000, the 1000 Pro lacks fancier features like different speed modes, pressure sensor, and Bluetooth connectivity. However, if you don’t have sensitive gums, you probably do not need the pressure sensor, and if you do not obsess about logging your brushing performance in an app, then you can do without Bluetooth connectivity as well. For basic effective cleaning, this one does the job. It gives 20,000 rotations per minute. Two minutes of brushing with this leaves you with a fresh-feeling mouth. Definitely a good investment.”
18. Could funds from this grant be used to help support an existing program so that more work can be done—e.g., to expand sealant activities that are not state supported—or does it need to be completely new for the sealant program?
Digital radiographs are one of the newest X-ray techniques. Standard X-ray film is replaced with a flat electronic pad or sensor. The image goes into a computer, where it can be viewed on a screen, stored or printed out. Digital X-rays taken at different times can be compared using a process that highlights differences between the images. Tiny changes therefore can be caught earlier. Used properly, digital X-rays use about half the radiation of conventional film.
Another in vitro experiment demonstrates how effectively a second oral probiotic protects oral health.48 In this experiment, a form of Bacillus coagulans (known as GanedenBC30™) was shown to competitively inhibit the cariogenic (cavity-inducing) bacterium Streptococcus mutans, which contributes to significant tooth decay. The photo below shows a Petri dish that was incubated at body temperature for two days after the left side was streaked with GanedenBC30 and the right side with S. mutans. You can see a large zone of inhibition between the two cultures, indicating that the S. mutans culture died as it approached the GanedenBC30 culture. This is indicated by the solid red line at the edge of the GanedenBC30 growth. The final zone of inhibition was 6 mm, which showed GanedenBC30 to be effective at inhibiting the growth of S. mutans.