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Old 02-10-2019, 01:57 PM
 
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Ok, just 2 weeks ago I purchased my first electronic tooth bruch, oral b pro 500, and have had lots of fun with it so I have been cleaning after every meal like I should have been, but I'm 35yrs old and I had stopped brushing regularly when I was in my early 20's, and as a result I have lost 3 of my molars, so my main concerns are to preserve the rest of my teeth.

I have been using sensadine pronamel which is suppose to be daily protection and strengthen my teeth enamel, and I use colgate after to help whiten my teeth. my questions are, does anyone have experience using either of these toothpastes, and do they work? I have noticed my teeth have whitened a bit so far, the colgate whitening toothpaste I just bought tofay, and I want to know will this colgate mess up the enamel repair and daily protection I use? I first use the enamel repair toothpaste, then the whitening tooth paste?

Another thing, I have breaks in 3 of my other molars, I do need to set up an aoopointment to get them filled but will the enamel repair help keep them strong until I get them filled? Any advice on what I should buy if these toothpastes arent the best for what I need out of them.
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Old 02-10-2019, 03:17 PM
 
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Ok, just 2 weeks ago I purchased my first electronic tooth bruch, oral b pro 500, and have had lots of fun with it so I have been cleaning after every meal like I should have been, but I'm 35yrs old and I had stopped brushing regularly when I was in my early 20's, and as a result I have lost 3 of my molars, so my main concerns are to preserve the rest of my teeth.

I have been using sensadine pronamel which is suppose to be daily protection and strengthen my teeth enamel, and I use colgate after to help whiten my teeth. my questions are, does anyone have experience using either of these toothpastes, and do they work? I have noticed my teeth have whitened a bit so far, the colgate whitening toothpaste I just bought tofay, and I want to know will this colgate mess up the enamel repair and daily protection I use? I first use the enamel repair toothpaste, then the whitening tooth paste?

Another thing, I have breaks in 3 of my other molars, I do need to set up an aoopointment to get them filled but will the enamel repair help keep them strong until I get them filled? Any advice on what I should buy if these toothpastes arent the best for what I need out of them.

By "breaks" do you mean cavities? If they are cavities, get them filled now before they get bigger and reach the nerve. Enamel repair by fluoride toothpaste can be accomplished in the very earliest stage of decay (fluoride can remineralize tiny tiny cavities that are just starting), but it won't reverse advanced decay.

You haven't mentioned flossing. Your toothbrush (no matter what toothpaste you use) only cleans part of each tooth, and you need floss to clean between the teeth and under the gumline. If I could only do one thing - either brush, or floss - I'd floss.


The Pronamel toothpaste doesn't have several ingredients, and that is the reason the manufacturer says Pronamel is able to "repair" enamel, so immediately using another toothpaste with those same ingredients just cancels out the proclaimed enamel repair benefits. I'd use one or the other--whichever has fluoride. Using both is overkill.
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Old 02-10-2019, 03:24 PM
 
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Ok, just 2 weeks ago I purchased my first electronic tooth bruch, oral b pro 500, and have had lots of fun with it so I have been cleaning after every meal like I should have been, but I'm 35yrs old and I had stopped brushing regularly when I was in my early 20's, and as a result I have lost 3 of my molars, so my main concerns are to preserve the rest of my teeth.

I have been using sensadine pronamel which is suppose to be daily protection and strengthen my teeth enamel, and I use colgate after to help whiten my teeth. my questions are, does anyone have experience using either of these toothpastes, and do they work? I have noticed my teeth have whitened a bit so far, the colgate whitening toothpaste I just bought tofay, and I want to know will this colgate mess up the enamel repair and daily protection I use? I first use the enamel repair toothpaste, then the whitening tooth paste?

Another thing, I have breaks in 3 of my other molars, I do need to set up an aoopointment to get them filled but will the enamel repair help keep them strong until I get them filled? Any advice on what I should buy if these toothpastes arent the best for what I need out of them.
Everyone's teeth are different. If you have breaks (cracks? cavities?) in molars that is not just in the enamel. If you brush and floss often that will help reduce food particles and bacteria that promote more decay. Oral rinses can also help reduce bacteria, but if you already have a cavity it has to be repaired.
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Old 02-10-2019, 06:26 PM
 
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I do have one cavity, but the other teeth are chips just above the gums, almost like a hole but no black coloring like a cavity. As far as I know the one cavity isnt advanced, Im going to call and set up an appointment with my dentist tomorrow, hopefully he can get me in soon to get fills because Im in N.Y. and am moving to Georgia in may.

I am using a toothpaste that protects enamel(sensadine) which I thought was meant to repair(im a toothpaste newb lol), and the other is for whitening. I hope neither cancels each other out.

I was flossing but i was under the impression these expensive toothbrushes i bought got between the teeth, they certainly feel like they do. ive only gone the past two days without flossing, i'll start flossing again immediately if yall say i should.
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Old 02-10-2019, 07:06 PM
 
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I was flossing but i was under the impression these expensive toothbrushes i bought got between the teeth, they certainly feel like they do. ive only gone the past two days without flossing, i'll start flossing again immediately if yall say i should.
Floss. Brush bristles (electric brush or manual) don't fit everywhere and those tight spots tend to be where bacteria sits undisturbed longer. The longer it sits the more plaque builds up. This is what you want to get rid of. Again, some people have tougher teeth than others. Genetics in their favor. Some people are more cavity-prone than others and diet plays into that. Your dentist sees your teeth in person.
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Old 02-10-2019, 08:36 PM
 
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Floss. Brush bristles (electric brush or manual) don't fit everywhere and those tight spots tend to be where bacteria sits undisturbed longer. The longer it sits the more plaque builds up. This is what you want to get rid of. Again, some people have tougher teeth than others. Genetics in their favor. Some people are more cavity-prone than others and diet plays into that. Your dentist sees your teeth in person.
i already started flossing and did notice some plaque come out from in between my teeth so thanks. my problem is that ive had a bad habit of eating bones, it became a habit from when i was a young teen teen in a boys home that starved me, and i started eating bones, usually when i eat chicken i began eating the bones and i believe that contributed to breakage. ive had sections of my molars just break off and expose the nerve, and had them removed. some day ill put out the $2k for implants and do my best to preserve the rest of my teeth.
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Old 02-11-2019, 01:39 AM
 
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It is important to floss your teeth along with brushing to have a great dental health.You can try a water flosser it works amazingly.
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Old 02-11-2019, 07:42 AM
 
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It is important to floss your teeth along with brushing to have a great dental health.You can try a water flosser it works amazingly.
i was thinking of buying one. I've been buying all my dental care item's at my local rite aid pharmacy, kind of expensive there but ill be without a vehicle untill next month and my local walmart is 3 miles away vs rite aid beinga few blocks away. the water flossers are i think around $70, i think ill pick one up in a couple weeks.

btw should this oral b pro-500 be all i need for an electronic toothbrush? i noticed they make one called the pro-8000. is that unnecessary to buy the more expensive one or is the 8000 more powerful?
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Old 02-11-2019, 12:09 PM
 
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I do have one cavity, but the other teeth are chips just above the gums, almost like a hole but no black coloring like a cavity. As far as I know the one cavity isnt advanced, Im going to call and set up an appointment with my dentist tomorrow, hopefully he can get me in soon to get fills because Im in N.Y. and am moving to Georgia in may.

I am using a toothpaste that protects enamel(sensadine) which I thought was meant to repair(im a toothpaste newb lol), and the other is for whitening. I hope neither cancels each other out.

I was flossing but i was under the impression these expensive toothbrushes i bought got between the teeth, they certainly feel like they do. ive only gone the past two days without flossing, i'll start flossing again immediately if yall say i should.
The chips above the gums sound like abrasion from brushing too hard. It's common and I've seen it many times.

Yes, floss.
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Old 02-11-2019, 01:49 PM
 
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i was thinking of buying one. I've been buying all my dental care item's at my local rite aid pharmacy, kind of expensive there but ill be without a vehicle untill next month and my local walmart is 3 miles away vs rite aid beinga few blocks away. the water flossers are i think around $70, i think ill pick one up in a couple weeks.

btw should this oral b pro-500 be all i need for an electronic toothbrush? i noticed they make one called the pro-8000. is that unnecessary to buy the more expensive one or is the 8000 more powerful?
OP I suspect you are overthinking this a bit. Using a water flosser instead of doing it the old fashioned manual way is just another option but may not make that much difference overall. Doing either is sort of the main point.

The differences between brush models are pretty fine details. As long as you actually use the brush for the recommended length of time on a regular basis it will work. Your enamel is already damaged...why risk more abrasion by using the more powerful brush? You are removing plaque and food, not cement!

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