Soft or hard toothbrushes…which is better?

Posted On: May 25, 2017

Soft toothbrush or hard? Most dentists recommend a toothbrush with soft bristles rather than medium or hard. With a soft toothbrush you can brush in circular motions on each side of the teeth. Chewing surface or top, close to cheek and close to the tongue, try to brush 30 seconds on each part of your mouth for a total of 2 minutes. Some people are aggressive brushers and if they have a toothbrush with hard bristles they could actually cause some abrasion (which can lead to sensitivity). If you don’t think they feel as clean with a soft toothbrush, trying flossing every time you brush. It will be gentler on your gums in the long run. – Jody