Soft, medium, or hard-bristle toothbrushes. Which is best for your dental care?

    Posted on 14 Jan 2022 by webmaster

Types of Toothbrush: — In bristles, one can usually find extra soft, soft, medium, and hard options. The type of bristle that is right for you will depend on your specific oral needs and the problem you are facing at the moment. If you have sensitive teeth and signs of enamel erosion, you might need a brush with extra-soft bristles.

When we go to the store to choose a new toothbrush, many people rely on a soft hairbrush because it looks good on the teeth and gums around it. However, while many people buy soft bristles, most people wonder why there is are toothbrushes with medium and hard types. There is a solid reason that there exist three different varieties of bristles. Today we will discuss the types of toothbrushes available and factors to help you decide to choose the best option for you

The Choice of Toothbrushes Fall into three main categories: –

Soft, Medium, or Hard. Brush heads have their advantages:

Soft: — Dentists often recommend soft bristles because they are softer on teeth and gums where they can remove bacteria and plaque. But if the toothbrush is too soft, it may not properly scrub the teeth of plaque or built-up foods. Soft toothbrushes are ideal for children. It can be used for both children and adults, as it can clean tooth surfaces close to the gums without any irritation.

Medium: — Some people feel more comfortable using a medium bristle toothbrush. It may clean more effectively than a soft toothbrush. One needs to be careful while using a medium brush, especially close to the gums. This kind of bristle can be harsh on gums if heavy pressure is applied while brushing.

Hard: — Hard toothbrushes can be hard on the gums and tooth enamel, which is why the daily use of natural toothpaste is not recommended. This type of toothbrush can be used to clean dentures or partial teeth. This type of toothbrush may be beneficial for cleaning dentures or partial teeth. A hard toothbrush is best to use for the removal of stains or cleaning of the denture. Prolonged use of hard toothbrushes can be dangerous to teeth in more than one way

  1. They can cause enamel wear because of the hard bristles.
  2. Lead of gum recession.

Conclusion: — A good everyday brush would be a soft or medium-headed one to ensure proper cleaning. If dentures are a part of your daily routine, then investing in a hard-bristled toothbrush would be a good option. The soft bristles are suitable for children and adults as they do not damage the gums. People with stained teeth may sometimes want to check for a harder bristled brush to remove it.

Electric Toothbrush Versus Manual Toothbrush: — The electric toothbrushes are also called the power toothbrush. Electric toothbrushes are better than manual toothbrushes. It must be noted that thoroughness on part of brushing plays a more important role than the type of toothbrush in terms of efficacy. Using an electric toothbrush helps one to clean his or her teeth more thoroughly than doing it manually. As a result, people who use electric toothbrushes have healthier gums and lesser cavities.

How to brush your teeth?

We need to select the correct toothbrush for ourselves based on our particular needs and oral condition. If we use the wrong toothbrush or use the toothbrush incorrectly, we can actually end up causing more harm to our teeth and gums. It is advised to gently brush with a rolling technique. Excessive and hard brushing can damage your gums. The harder the brush, the greater the risk of harming your gums and teeth.

Many a time, brushing effectively in the wisdom molar region can be tricky. In such cases, it’s a good idea to brush with a small head toothbrush, like a baby toothbrush to clean behind teeth, including wisdom molars.

Using the correct type of toothbrush along with the correct brushing technique can go a long way in maintaining the optimal health of your pearly whites!!!

At Thyme Dental Gurgaon, we have expert Dentists who are ready to help maintain your Dental health at best affordable rates.

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Dr. Alka Yadav

Dr Alka brings with her many years of rich experience in the field of dentistry. The idea of starting Thyme Dental was to provide world class treatment to her patients at an affordable price. Since the time of graduating from BRS Dental College, Panchkula in 2005, she has been an active clinician having worked with corporate setups, government hospital and super specialty hospitals..

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