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Old 01-14-2004, 02:38 AM   #1
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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?

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Old 01-14-2004, 03:28 AM   #2
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Re: toothbrushes

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 =)

Old 01-14-2004, 07:33 AM   #3
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Re: toothbrushes

I agree with the reply that you received. I don't know why they still sell medium/hard bristle toothbrushes.? Soft bristles enable you to gently brush the at the gumline. A really nice brush is the Sensodyne toothbrush, which is made for individuals with root sensitivity. They're really soft bristles.

And, that would be MY two cents! Have a great day!

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Old 01-18-2004, 04:29 AM   #4
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Hey y'all, here's 2 more cents: having had lots of sensitivity problems, and seen both dentists and periodontists a lot for years, I can tell you they all seem to say that soft toothbrushes are certainly the best for anyone with problems. And more and more they do recommend the electronic toothbrushes, because they allow you to reach more of the tooth surface. After my cleanings or any type of dental work, they give me the softest toothbrush possible.

Just my opinion, but I think the hard toothbrushes are created by toothbrush companies for people who want to be all aggressive in their brushing, and think that brushing harder will get their teeth cleaner. I know I felt that way at one time. Although now all the dental professionals seem to think that's not a good idea.

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