May 22 2020
How traditional toothbrush can actually damage your teeth and irritate your gums?
Choosing a toothbrush can sometimes be confusing, but let me be clear… Always, and I mean always, use a soft bristle toothbrush! Brushing your teeth with a traditional toothbrush can cause your gums to recede, according to the Journal of Periodontology.
Toothbrush producers shouldn’t even make medium and hard bristled toothbrushes, but they continue to produce them because people continue to buy them. The only good use for a medium and hard bristle is to perhaps scrub the tile in your bathroom floor! These toothbrushes have no place in your mouth. Trust me.
”Brushing your teeth with a soft-bristled toothbrush is the most effective way of keeping our teeth clean,” says Dr Sarah Cole, dentist and member of the New Zealand Dental Association.
“Using a medium or hard bristled brush puts you in danger of wearing away the enamel on your teeth, creating grooves in your teeth over time. Brushing vigorously does the same damage.”
So we surveyed 3,000 to see how well they’re following dentists orders.
Surely most of us are doing it right… right? Well, let’s start with the bristles…
Only about 3% of us use hard bristles — the worst kind of bristles to use — so that’s a good start. But… another 54% are using medium bristles.
Toothbrush abrasion is a common problem among well-intended patients who think they are doing the right thing by brushing firmly with a stiff bristle brush. Over time, these stiff bristle brushes can lead to gum recession and notches in the enamel and the exposed root surface of the teeth. Teeth can become sensitive, and gum recession can actually lead to tooth decay. Brushing your teeth with traditional toothbrush is actually causing tooth decay and gum disease! Which is why we created our soft toothbrush! With over 10,000 Ultra Fine Bristles, it can cover more surface area of your teeth, and reach every crevice to eliminate that pesky plaque while leaving no damage to your teeth or gums!
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