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What Type of Bristles Should You Be Brushing With?

Posted on 10/11/2021 by Dr. VanBrunt
What Type of Bristles Should You Be Brushing With?When it comes to maintaining good oral health, brushing is very important. You need to brush your teeth at least twice a day to get rid of stuck food particles. The type of toothbrush you use is important in determining the effectiveness of the entire process. We advise that you use a soft-bristled toothbrush for the best results.

Toothbrush Bristles

Toothbrushes come in a variety of bristle hardness. You will find some labeled as "soft," "medium," or "hard." While each type of bristle is designed for specific roles, you should always use a soft-bristled one when it comes to brushing your teeth. This is because using a hard-bristled toothbrush can damage your teeth. In addition, such bristles can tear away your gum tissues, especially if you brush roughly.

On the other hand, a soft-bristled toothbrush is gentle on your teeth and gums. It also bends easily and can get in between teeth easily and remove stuck food particles. This is very important for your oral health. As much as a soft-bristled toothbrush is gentle on your teeth, you shouldn't brush aggressively. Take your time and brush your teeth gently for about two minutes.

While the type of toothbrush bristle plays a role in determining the success of brushing, how you brush your teeth is equally important. You need to be thorough when brushing to get rid of all bacteria. You should brush your tongue because it can be a safe haven for harmful bacteria. You should also brush the roof of your mouth for the best results. While brushing helps get rid of harmful bacteria, you also need to floss your teeth. Flossing helps dislodge stuck food particles between your teeth. Contact us for more information on the importance of brushing using a soft-bristled toothbrush.

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