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Soft vs. Hard Bristle Toothbrush? Which one is best?

January 10, 2023
Posted By: Joe

Dental professionals recommend soft-bristle toothbrushes because too much pressure or overzealous brushing can negatively impact the enamel and gums. The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends soft-bristle toothbrushes with angled or multi-layer bristles to ensure an excellent clean without harming your teeth. If you feel like your toothbrush bristles are too soft, you can try the following options: 

- Angled bristles to get into nooks and crannies
- Electric toothbrush for extra oomph
- Multiple layered bristles


More pressure does NOT equal cleaner teeth, and in fact, can cause gum loss, which can contribute to tooth sensitivity. It may start to damage the enamel and tissues around your teeth.


Info from Colgate.com article Soft vs Hard Toothbrush

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