Choosing a Toothbrush

Q. Should I use a hard or a soft toothbrush?

A. The answer to this question is simple: a soft toothbrush is the best toothbrush for everyone. People with sensitive teeth or root exposure may benefit from an extra soft toothbrush. Hard toothbrushes can clean the grout on a tile floor really well but should never be used to brush a person’s teeth. Stick with a name-brand toothbrush—there really is a difference. A good toothbrush has bristles with rounded ends instead of bristles with sharp jagged ends. Some cheap toothbrushes still have jagged ends that can cause gum damage.

Mark D. McOmie, D.M.D.

McOmie Family Dentistry

5999 Shallowford Road

Chattanooga, TN 37421

(423) 899-1112