Oh decisions, decisions! They can be difficult to make and require a lot of consideration. I mean, vanilla or chocolate? Lemon or lime? Chunky or smooth? These are some of life’s questions that make us really think. Well, not really…but, they can make for some head scratching moments and can fill us with doubt about whether we are making the right choice.
Take the bristles on your toothbrush for instance; what is the right bristle type to choose? In the early 1900’s there was only one option, the hard bristle. When you have fewer options, the choice is always easier. As time progressed however, other bristle options came to be (soft and medium) and from that point on have made it more difficult in deciding what the right bristle choice to make is.
So the question remains, what is the best bristle option? The answer depends on your own strength, dexterity and capabilities. As there are so many toothbrush options available today (especially electric powered varieties) the need for a hard brush isn’t required as often. If you are someone with hand/arm movement restrictions, an electric brush with soft bristles may be your best option. You’ll be able to achieve the desired tooth cleanliness and reach with ease.
Most dentists recommend soft bristle brushes to their patients these days. However, since there are other options available you can always make a decision that suits your needs the best. Consult with your local Ottawa dental professional to find out what they would recommend for your teeth.