Jackson Dental Team

Ask Dr. Rob & Dr. Cody: Should I use a firm or soft bristle toothbrush?

Standing in the toothbrush aisle can be overwhelming. Brands, prices, sizes, colors—it’s enough to make your head spin. While all of these things may be a factor in your toothbrush choice, there’s something even more important that you may be overlooking.

Bristle variety— soft, medium, or hard nylon bristles—are very important to pay attention to when picking a toothbrush. The American Dental Association and Jackson Dental always recommend choosing soft, rounded bristles to remove plaque and tartar buildup without damaging your teeth.

Using the right toothbrush means avoiding the risk of ruining your enamel, damaging your gums, or even putting your roots at risk. A soft-bristled toothbrush will prove to be most comfortable, safe and effective choice.