How come my toothbrush bristles are frayed?

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How come my toothbrush bristles are frayed?

Do these three toothbrushes look like what you have in your toothbrush holder in the bathroom? If the answer is yes, then you are most likely curious about how they got like that.

 

It is not that your toothbrush is not a quality toothbrush, although that could be an explanation but the least likely if you purchased your toothbrush from a reputable online store, like getNewToothbrush or a brick-and-mortar store, like your local supermarket or drugstore.

 

There are only a couple of reasons for toothbrush bristles to get like this- and looks are not what you should worry most about.

 

The main reason why a toothbrush ends up looking like this is because you brush too hard. Yes, you read well, way too hard. A good brushing is not better because you brush harder. Brushing too hard is actually detrimental to your oral health. What is truly important is to brush the correct way; in a gentle manner with a soft-bristled toothbrush. You need to brush the required 2 minutes twice a day as well. You cannot make up for the time you do not brush by brushing harder. It seems like a logical thing to do but it is counterproductive since it damages your gums by scraping them and erodes the enamel of your teeth. So quit brushing too hard to protect your gums and teeth and brush a bit longer to get the best oral hygiene you can give your pearly whites. You can find on our FAQ page a link to a video from the American Dental Association (ADA), the largest dental association in the country, to show you how to brush properly. You should also stay clear of toothbrushes with hard bristles, they are scientifically proven to irritate your gums and damage your teeth. So use a soft-bristled toothbrush applying the proper pressure, think massage rather than scrubbing the bathtub!