Brushing your teeth at least twice a day is at the very heart good oral healthcare. For most people, brushing gets easier when the right kind of toothbrush is used. But what is the right kind of toothbrush? And just what is it that makes a toothbrush right, in the first place? For most people, it’s a combination of shape, size, and bristles.
Most dentists recommend toothbrushes with soft bristles to people who have (a) sensitive teeth, (b) are suffering from periodontal anomalies, or (c) are recovering from any surgical dental procedure.
While there are those who just happen to prefer soft-bristled toothbrush, most people who don’t have sensitive teeth or gum problems tend to go for firmer-bristled toothbrush. This mostly stems from an unfounded belief that firmer bristled-toothbrushes remove plaque better than soft-bristled ones.