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I found a study which show that teeth whitening using Hydrogen Peroxide can cause oral mucosa irritation, burns or sensitive teeth. However, these were found to be mild in nature and resolved spontaneously without any intervention. Since teeth whitening strips are hydrogen peroxide based, I think the results can be safely extrapolated. References: Teeth ...


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Good evening, The reason the abscesses in your mouth won't heal on their own is due to: The fact that the mouth is one of the areas of the body with the most bacteria Therefore, the immune system cannot get ride of all bacteria, especially when they reside in or around teeth, which are relatively poorly vascularised and doesn't regenerate after being ...


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No. This line of reasoning expects infectious bacteria to be immobile on their own and "gums" to be isolated from one another in a regularly closed and healthily salivated mouth. If your practitioner would have put the probe into her own mouth before examining yours, then that would be a great way to spread whatever. Your own mouth is an ecosystem where ...


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Yes, according to the article bellow: But too much brushing, with bad technique, can cause other problems. "People think if they brush hard and thoroughly they are doing a good job, but you can wear away your gums and tooth surface. People think receding gums are a sign of gum disease, but it's often a sign of too much scrubbing." https://www.theguardian....


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Yes, there is increase in sodium absorption levels after rinsing mouth with salt water. This absorption is through oral mucosal lining. Increase in sodium is very little as compared to the daily requirement of sodium. In the clinical study (link mentioned in question), 5% saline solution (which contains 855 mEq of sodium) was used. Sodium absorbed by ...


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All toothbrushes can damage your gums. It all depends on the length of time and pressure applied whilst brushing. The recommended brushing time is 2 minutes and there is a recommendation that you only apply the pressure of up to two minutes and with greater pressure up to 150 grams of pressure, which is about the weight of an orange. “Although we ...


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Q: When using a Philips Sonicare toothbrush with pressure sensor, is it possible to cause gum damage when pushing too hard? Yes, absolutely. That is the reason for the pressure sensor. It warns the user but the user may override this warning and continue. But see hte last quote on how influential pressure force is across the board. Lets you know when you'...


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Although there is limited scientific evidence for flossing, it unquestionably does physically remove plaque between teeth, which cannot be removed with the bristles of a toothbrush. If it is not removed, the plaque in turn can cause gingivitis and ultimatly periodontitis (formation of pockets). To answere your question weather there are other contributing ...


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The correct use of dental floss is to use a new portion of the floss for every site. The easiest way to achieve it is through the loop or circle technique, using a new part of the loop every time. Here is a video Also, always use the floss before the toothbrush. If you use after, you will remove toothpaste (fluoride) deposited in the surface of the teeth.


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The first question I would ask in response to your question on gum disease is "Have you spoken with your dentist about the health of your gums?" Looking at the NHS webpage on Halitosis, it sounds that most of the possibilities have been ruled out, but not oral hygiene completely. The most common cause of bad breath is poor oral hygiene. Bacteria that ...


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According to WebMD, not having proper brushing techniques can result in gingivitis. Ask your dentist about the proper way to brush -- bearing down too hard or missing spots can lead to gingivitis. So not brushing thoroughly enough is a option to Gingivitis may develop in a person who brushes and flosses enough times a day. NIH Gingivitis is due ...


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