Like any task, selecting the right tools will positively impact the outcome. Dental Professionals recommend a soft-bristled toothbrush to safely remove dental plaque. On the other hand, a hard-bristled brush, coupled with vigorous brushing can result in recession of the gums and the abrasion of tooth enamel and exposed root surfaces. Many of the GUM® brand toothbrushes
have a Dome Trim® design so that when the toothbrush is positioned at a 45° angle to the teeth, the raised center bristles are able to clean below the gumline, an important factor in preventing gum disease. The size of the toothbrush is also important for effective brushing. Smaller mouths may require a toothbrush with a compact (smaller) head.
The bristle firmness and head size (regular, compact, sub-compact) will be printed on the packaging of the toothbrush.