When it comes to brushing your teeth, you may not think much about the size and texture of your toothbrush bristles. However, your toothbrush bristles impact the effectiveness of your toothbrush when you are cleaning your teeth. When choosing a toothbrush, don’t forget that its bristles are just as important its shape and size.
In today’s blog, Parkcrest Dental Group explains the qualities of toothbrush bristles that you should be looking for when choosing an effective toothbrush.
What types of toothbrush bristle patterns are there?
There are three main types of bristle patterns for toothbrushes.
The pattern of the bristles determines what kind of cleaning quality you can expect when you are brushing your teeth.
Block: Block bristles are bristles that are all the same height and neatly arranged into a block shape. Block bristles are the standard on most toothbrushes and give average cleaning quality. If you’re looking for a basic toothbrush, find a brush with bristles like these.
Wavy or V-Shape: The bristles form a v-shape or wavy type pattern between the bristles. This pattern allows the user to get good bristle contact with areas around adjacent tooth surfaces.
Multi-level: These types of bristles may contain different sizes of bristles on the toothbrush. This brush is designed to reach difficult areas of the mouth and clean varying shapes and surfaces.
Should I use a toothbrush with soft or hard bristles?
We strongly recommend using a soft-bristled toothbrush because it doesn’t take a lot to dislodge food and remove film from your teeth on a daily basis.
Most toothbrushes are made with either extra soft, soft, or medium bristles. It is very rare to find a toothbrush with hard bristles. Why is that? Hard bristles are known to wear away your enamel and damage your teeth. A medium bristled brush should be hard enough to get the job done if you want a thorough cleaning experience.
Most dentists will recommend using a soft-bristled toothbrush since they are more gentle and work nearly as well as a medium bristled brush.
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Who can help me with picking out the right toothbrush?
At Parkcrest Dental Group, we are invested in our community’s health. We believe that oral hygiene is a serious part of living a healthy life. If you or your family are looking for a dental office you can trust, visit Parkcrest Dental Group today. You can call our team directly at 417-887-1220 to set up an appointment. You can also set up an appointment online at the Parkcrest Dental contact page.