Soft Bristled toothbrushes
By jenny
July 24, 2012
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Do you ever wonder why Dentists and Hygienist recommend soft bristled toothbrushes?

Did you know that Medium and hard bristled toothbrush can actually brush away you teeth and gums?

Vigorous brushing can wear down the enamel on the teeth as well as damage and push back the gums, exposing the sensitive root area. Receding gums can also lead to other dental problems such as periodontal disease and cavities on the roots of the teeth and may lead to the need for treatments such as fillings, root canals and tooth extraction. Soft bristled brushes have thinner bristles to go between teeth and gums to prevent such erosion. If you are hard handed tooth brushing let us suggest a mechanical toothbrush. Most mechanical toothbrushes slow down if too much pressure is applied causing the toothbrush to not do as much damage as manual toothbrush.

Brushing regularly is considered vital for healthy teeth and gums, but dental experts warn that you can overdo a good thing. Known as “toothbrush abrasion,” overbrushing can lead to sensitive teeth and receding gums. 

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