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If you’re in the oral hygiene aisle at the store trying to select the right toothbrush for your smile, then our dentist, Dr. Jeffrey Lowe, is happy to help you. Generally, it’s tough to know the differences between soft and hard-bristled toothbrushes. So, to help you select the right brush for your smile, our dentist is happy to list the ways these brushes are different.

Obviously, a soft-bristled toothbrush has soft bristles while a hard-bristled toothbrush has hard bristles. The soft bristles effectively clean the teeth and gumline. In fact, it has been proven that the soft bristles actually provide a better clean compared to hard bristles. This is because the soft bristles are flexible, which helps them bend and reach areas the hard bristles can’t reach.

Soft bristles are gentle with the teeth and gums while hard bristles are tougher with the teeth and gums. It’s best to be gentle with the smile so you don’t wear away the tooth enamel or irritate the gums. This is because these things can cause tooth sensitivity and receding gums.

If you have any questions or if you would like to talk to your dentist about the right toothbrush for you, please reach out to Lifetime Dental Care at (785) 498-7130. The more you know about toothbrushes in Hays, Kansas, the better! We look forward to hearing from and helping you.