Patient discussion about brush

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Q. do you know what are the pros and cons of the Sonic toothbrush from Oral B (electric tooth brush)?

last night, my best friend raved about it for a whole hour. My dentist told me to use a soft brush (number 35) to clean my teeth and that the electric brushes are a bit over rated. My friend specifically told me about the Sonic product and told me that it also makes his teeth whiter. I wanted to know if anybody has any knowledge or experience from first hand about this product or any good information about it.
A1Thank you for the frank answer. I wonder if I can find a really soft electric toothbrush
A2my brother is a professor in a dentistry school, and i asked him the same thing - there is no proof that electric brushes clean better. the best advise any dentist can tell you is use as softer brush as you can get, and brush your teeth in the right way.

Q. I wanne know why my breath is smelth,when i am sleeping and specially in mornings.i brush morning on my tongu

I always must chewing sth , while my mouth is empty , my breath is bad smell.i`m im 39 aging and i have this problem from when I was a teenage person
ABad breath in most of the cases happens because of problems with mouth or teeth (like bacteria between your teeth or on the back of your tongue). You may consult a dentist to see if there is a problem that can be treated. You can also try to eat a good breakfast with fibers, drink water, chew gum for a several minutes, gargling with mouthwash or brush the back of your tongue and see if these things helps.

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A1I agree with Dagmar you can loose some hair each day. But if you are loosing quite a bit you might want to see a specialist such as a dermatologist. Also make sure you don't have a thyroid condition. You can loose hair if you have an overactive or an underactive thyroid. I don't know how old you are but age is also a major factor as well.With the onset of perimenopause, Women tend to have thinning hair or they can loose some of their hair as well.
A2There is an excellent article in the New England Journal of Medicine October 18, 2007 issue about hair loss in women that you can refer you regular doctor to if they need some suggestions for treatment in severe cases.
A3It's normal to find several hairs on the pillow each morning, and when pulling the hair, it's considered normal to remain with up to 5 hairs in your hand. Actually we lose several hundreds of mature hairs every day.

If you suspect you are losing an abnormal amount of hair, you may want to consult a doctor e.g. dermatologist (doctors that treat skin, hair and nail conditions). It may also be wise to make sure you don't suffer from any nutritional deficiency, e.g. B12, iron, folic acid, zinc etc.

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