Do you use a soft, medium or hard bristle toothbrush?

@Laurla98 (786)
United States
August 31, 2007 7:58am CST
I use medium. Soft bristles are just a little too soft and hard bristles make my gums bleed.
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10 responses
@sunshine4 (8710)
• United States
31 Aug 07
I just went to the dentist last week and I was told that you should always use soft bristle toothbrushes. The other bristles can harm the enamel on your teeth. My dentist gives us a new toothbrush every visit and they are always soft, so that is what I use.
• United States
1 Sep 07
I use a soft one.My gums are becoming weaker as I get older.
@eprado (1473)
• Philippines
7 Sep 07
Hello Laurla98, When I brush my teeth I use medium soft bristled toothbrush. I like that the brushing on my teeth and gums feels a little bit hard but it doesn't make my gums bleed. Because just like you my gums bleed also when I am using hard bristled ones. :-)
@katkat (2379)
• Philippines
5 Sep 07
medium ones, i dont want soft or hard bristles. medium is my preferred to used.
@xiuluoelly (1225)
• China
5 Sep 07
I like to use a soft toothbrush, I think not right with a soft toothbrush teeth hurt, my gums very fragile, often bloody, I would like to use a soft toothbrush teeth will be properly protected.
@writersedge (22579)
• United States
2 Sep 07
Soft bristles because my dentist told me the best for soft enamel like mine is the softer brush. I used to use medium, too. But not any more.
• United States
31 Aug 07
I prefer to get the medium bristle toothbrushes for basically the same reasons as you. The soft bristles really don't feel like they are doing anything at all to my teeth or gums, and the hard bristles are just a bit too abrasive. Medium seems to be abrasive enough, without being overly abrasive.
@krebstar5 (1267)
• United States
31 Aug 07
My dentist reccomends that I use soft or medium bristles. He said that using the hard ones can be bad sometimes because they can leave tiny cuts in your mouth that could get infected. Also, the softer bristles do a much better job cleaning around my permanent retainer behind my back front teeth. Pretty much, I use whatever kind of toothbrush the dentist gives me. I figure that with my doctor choosing, I can't go wrong.
@Nardz13 (5059)
• New Zealand
31 Aug 07
Hi there. I tend to use the more medium toothbrushes, as they are just right for my teeth and gums...
@williamjisir (22909)
• China
31 Aug 07
I am using medium bristle toothbrush. I have always been using this kind brush. I don't like it too hard or too soft.
@sunshinecup (7882)
31 Aug 07
I love hard bristles and I can use them, but they are really hard to find around here, even medium are few and far between to come across. Seems everyone only wants to offer soft, which I just feel don't do the trick. When I brush I want to feel I am really getting my teeth clean. Now hubby he has to have soft cause like you, his gums bleed. Maybe I have eaten so much chocolate in my life that I made my gums tough, LOL.