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If you’re trying to decide between using a hard or soft-bristled toothbrush, then let our dentist, Dr. Mecca, help you. The two tools are very different, whether you believe it or not, and it’s important that you select the right brush for your smile. So, to help you, he would like to compare the two tools so you can better understand the differences.

As you may already know, soft-bristled toothbrushes have soft bristles while hard-bristled toothbrushes have hard bristles. You probably think hard bristles provide a better clean, but that’s not true. In fact, soft bristles clean the teeth more effectively compared to hard bristles. This is because they are fragile, which makes it possible to bend and clean hidden spots of the smile.

Soft bristles tend to be gentle with the teeth and gums while the hard bristles tend to be a bit rougher. The hard bristles can be dangerous for the smile because they can wear away the tooth enamel and make the gums pull away from the base of the teeth. These things can cause tooth sensitivity and can even make you have an unappealing smile. In this case, it’s better to use a soft-bristled toothbrush.

Call Mecca Dental at 315-235-3318 if you have any questions about toothbrushes in New Hartford, New York, or if you would like to schedule an appointment with your dentist to ask which brush it right for you. Our dental team is happy to help you, and we look forward to your phone call!