As we all know Brushing teeth twice a day is essential for good oral hygiene. Most of us are more inclined to stick to a good oral health care routine especially when the type of toothbrush bristle is comfortable and feels just right.
So next time when you buy a toothbrush for daily oral care, be sure to read the package to find out what type of toothbrush bristles it has. There are several types of toothbrush bristles designed to meet different needs.
Medium or soft toothbrush bristles:
Most dentists recommend soft-bristled tooth brushes and extra-soft bristled toothbrushes for anyone who has sensitive teeth or gums, or is recovering from a dental procedure.
Some people simply prefer soft bristles. But many people who don’t have sensitive teeth or gums prefer firmer bristles because they believe them to be more effective for removing plaque and stains from the teeth, though that is not the case. Effective tooth brushing can be accomplished with soft and extra-soft bristles.
Shapes and sizes:
Toothbrush technology has come a long way, and you can choose from toothbrushes with a variety of bristle types. For example, some toothbrushes bristles feature a cup shape for cleaning around teeth, a diagonal pattern of bristles to clean the sides of the teeth and along the gum line, or mix in a number of longer bristles that can help clean between the teeth. Toothbrush heads also available in different sizes for different sizes mouths and brushing styles. Most feature Indicator bristles that change color after a few months of use to remind you that it is time to replace your toothbrush.