Is there any reason to choose a hard-bristled toothbrush?
Certainly not when it comes to taking care of your teeth. Most of the people don’t realize they’re using a hard-bristled toothbrush. That is why always make it a point to read the type of toothbrush you are buying. Many of us think a harder bristled toothbrush would be cleaning our teeth more effectively. Using the wrong brushing technique along with a hard-bristled toothbrush can prove to cause damaging effects on your teeth.
Aggressive brushing with a hard-bristled toothbrush may actually cause abrasions (small ditches and pits on the tooth surface) and attritions (wearing off of the uppermost white enamel layer) of the teeth. The teeth may also start appearing yellow at an early age. This is called traumatic toothbrushing. Abrasions and attritions further cause tooth sensitivity to eating anything that is cold or sweet.
Brushing with a hard-bristled toothbrush can also harm your gums. The gums are very soft and delicate. Brushing with a hard-bristled toothbrush can actually cause the gums to tear and bleed. Using a hard-bristled toothbrush doesn’t do any good but rather increases your dental problems further.