Originally Posted by evanbb69
hi, I was just wondering if anyone knows the affects of toothbrushes; more specifcally medium bristled toothbrushes.. do they wear away the enamel on your teeth?
It depends on your brushing technique and the amount of pressure you apply, but soft bristled toothbrushes are safer and as effective. I cannot understand why hard-bristled toothbrushes are sold at all. They seem to be much more common than the soft-bristled variety, for some mysterious reason. Anyway, if you want to avoid gum recession due to abrasion, especially if you tend to apply too much pressure, either go for a soft bristled brush or better still a high-end electric toothbrush with oscillating action, such as Oral B 3-D excel or Sonicare.
Just my two cents worth =)