Most dentists, including Dr. Alin Alkass, agree that the type of toothbrush used matters less than whether it’s used consistently and properly. That said, there are several different bristle choices, and it can be helpful to know which are best for your needs. Dr. Alkass recommends that most patients choose soft bristles because hard-bristle and even some medium-bristle options can damage or wear away enamel—and even damage gums if used too vigorously.
Bristle length and angles are largely a matter of preference. Choose the one that makes the brushing experience most comfortable and pleasant for you.