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Does using a soft toothbrush lessen gum disease and back tooth decay?

9 doctors weighed in
Dr. Thomas Davis
Dentistry
3 doctors agree

In brief: Toothbrush

Proper brushing and flossing technique will lessen periodontal disease.
Have your dental hygienist demonstrate the proper technique. Soft brush is ideal.

In brief: Toothbrush

Proper brushing and flossing technique will lessen periodontal disease.
Have your dental hygienist demonstrate the proper technique. Soft brush is ideal.
Dr. Thomas Davis
Dr. Thomas Davis
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Dr. Dinh Bui
Dentistry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Good oral hygiene

Good oral hygiene begins with a use of soft bristle toothbrush.
Good oral hygiene will prevent and help lessen the incidence of gum disease and tooth decay. Soft bristle brush allows for better cleaning due to higher number of bristle in the same surface area to do the brushing. Soft bristle helps to avoid gum tissue injury which may lead to gingival recession and cervical tooth wear.

In brief: Good oral hygiene

Good oral hygiene begins with a use of soft bristle toothbrush.
Good oral hygiene will prevent and help lessen the incidence of gum disease and tooth decay. Soft bristle brush allows for better cleaning due to higher number of bristle in the same surface area to do the brushing. Soft bristle helps to avoid gum tissue injury which may lead to gingival recession and cervical tooth wear.
Dr. Dinh Bui
Dr. Dinh Bui
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Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Less inflammation.

The best toothbrush is probably a soft toothbrush, because it does not damage and inflame the gums.
It also is unlikely to damage the tooth enamel where another toothbrush would.

In brief: Less inflammation.

The best toothbrush is probably a soft toothbrush, because it does not damage and inflame the gums.
It also is unlikely to damage the tooth enamel where another toothbrush would.
Dr. Joseph Woods
Dr. Joseph Woods
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Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Yes, brushing and flossing will decrease risk of periodontal disease, tooth decay and oral and tooth pain.

In brief: Yes

Yes, brushing and flossing will decrease risk of periodontal disease, tooth decay and oral and tooth pain.
Dr. Louis Gallia
Dr. Louis Gallia
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