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Brushing your Teeth with the Right Toothbrush

What type of toothbrush should I be using? Should the toothbrush have soft, medium or hard bristles?

Brush Your Teeth 3D Dentistry Recommends Soft ToothbrushesIt is always better to use a soft toothbrush. Brushing your teeth using a medium or hard toothbrush may damage your teeth and gums. It can wear enamel from the tooth surface and change the level of your gum line creating recessions and sensitive teeth over the longterm. For patients who prefer to use medium or hard toothbrushes, we recommend switching to an electric toothbrush. The electric toothbrush usually comes with soft bristles, small brush-heads and removes up to 50% more plaque than a manual brush. If you are a heavy handed brusher, the electric toothbrush tends to slow down if you are pressing too hard which will prevent damage to the teeth. It also may come with a built-in timer to ensure adequate brushing time of at least 2 minutes.

Lioudmila (Mila) Antonova, RDH

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