Soft, Medium, or Buzz Lightyear?

Soft, Medium, or Buzz Lightyear?

Posted by ARDEN DENTAL CARE on May 28 2015, 11:11 AM

Soft, Medium, or Buzz Lightyear?

When choosing a new toothbrush, most of us choose a soft-bristled brush because they feel nicer on the teeth and are softer on the gums. So, then why do medium and hard-bristled brushes exist? Keep reading to learn more about the different types of toothbrushes available and the pros and cons of each.

Hard Bristle Toothbrushes

Toothbrushes with hard bristles are most often associated with toothaches. However, they do serve a purpose. While it is not advisable to use a hard-bristled toothbrush daily, you can occasionally use one for teeth stain removal and denture cleaning. 

A hard toothbrush can be more efficient when you need to remove stains from the teeth and it is also recommended for deep-cleaning dentures.

Medium Bristle Toothbrushes

For some who think soft-bristled brushes are too soft, medium-bristled toothbrushes are a perfect in-between texture for properly cleaning the teeth. The bristles of these types of toothbrushes are firm enough to effectively remove plaque buildup, but not too hard so that they cause harm to the enamel. 

However, a medium toothbrush can cause gum irritation especially if you brush too vigorously and cause the gums to bleed. So, if you choose this type of toothbrush, don’t apply too much pressure on the gums when brushing.

Soft Bristle Toothbrushes

Finally, soft toothbrushes seem to be the preferred option for most people. They are gentle on the gums as well as the teeth. Some, however, see this as a negative and think that if the bristles are overly soft they may not be able to efficiently clean plaque or food buildup from the teeth, thus undermining the objective of using a toothbrush. 

Soft-bristled toothbrushes are appropriate for children as well as adults, as long as the user cleans their teeth thoroughly.

Some types of toothbrushes are suitable for daily use, while others are recommended for special situations. An ideal daily brush should be soft or medium-bristled to provide comfort as well as efficiently clean the teeth. 

Get expert dental care advice along with the most advanced dental care services at Arden Dental Care. For more details or to request an appointment with Dr. Talluri, call us at (916) 481-2001 or visit us at 1832 Avondale Ave Ste 1, Sacramento, CA 95825.

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