Toothbrush bristle hardness may seem like an odd thing to write an article about to you. There are actually many facets about toothbrushes worth looking into. Today though we will focus on only one.
You may wonder if your toothbrush bristle hardness really matters. If the bristles are too hard, then you may be damaging your gums. Possibly even your enamel.
What most Dentists Recommend
This may come as a surprise to you but most dentists recommend soft toothbrush bristles. The reason being that medium and hard bristles can easily damage the gums. Many brush too hard and cause damage.
You should ask your dentist what they recommend for you specifically though. However, the best toothbrush is one you will use often. What will work best for you? Keep this in mind when shopping. Another good thing to look for is a rounded toothbrush bristle. These are less likely to cause damage as well.
So, get whatever bells and whistles will make you love your toothbrush. Just remember that your brushing harder doesn’t necessarily mean better dental hygiene. You need to reach back to the hard to reach molars and sides. Make sure you are able to reach and clean them well.
Do you like your toothbrush enough to use it for 2 minutes at a time? That is how long you are supposed to brush for. Both in the morning and at night. It is best if you have not eaten or had anything to drink other than water 30 minutes before and after. This helps ensure that nothing gets into the micro-abrasions caused by brushing. Did you know that these heal remarkably quickly? Usually within that recommended thirty minutes.
Your best bet is to check with your dentist. If you do not have one, check our dentists list to find one!