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Do you know anyone that buys medium or firm toothbrushes?

They are like torture devices. I can't fathom someone buying these on purpose. Are they good for some people? Maybe people with dentures?

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Isaidit

Asked by Isaidit at 11:06 PM on Dec. 10, 2009 in Just for Fun

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  • really? did you see an add someplace or an article on buying them? news to me!!!
    lfl

    Answer by lfl at 11:10 PM on Dec. 10, 2009

  • I buy them for my husband..when I can find them. I have a hard time finding them. He's VERY hard on toothbrushes. He wears them out very quickly. Less then a month on the soft ones. And I mean wears them OUT..they look like someone scrubed some concrete with them after he's done with one! Yeah, I know he brushes too hard. I told him he does. But he has no cavities, no gigingivitis so really he must be doing something right. He's never had a filling in his life & he's almost 40.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:13 PM on Dec. 10, 2009

  • It's ad not add!

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:14 PM on Dec. 10, 2009

  • It's VERY bad for your gums. My dentist only hands out extra-soft toothbrushes. If your husband goes through them that fast then he's probably very hard on his poor gums too.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:16 PM on Dec. 10, 2009

  • I do- i have a soft and a firm. if you use the firm all the time it will hurt your gums but if you alternate with the soft its not bad. i smoke and drink coffee and tea (im a regular 60 y/o in a 24 y/o body!) so yeah to keep those teeth looking alright i need the firm toothbrush!
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:16 PM on Dec. 10, 2009

  • hey anon1016 Thank you for the correction - misspelling can sure confuse a question or answer!!!

    About op, our dentist told us soft is best for safety of the teeth's enamel. How about recycling old toothbrushes to scrub in tight places or gently scrub jewelry (VERY gently) - or just put them up on ebay. If a larger toothbrush has been chewed into the shape of someone famous you could get a ton of money for it!!!!! lol
    lfl

    Answer by lfl at 12:04 AM on Dec. 11, 2009

  • Ugh my husband prefers those. I have toothbrush induced gum recession on a few of my teeth and he's accidentally bought me that type of toothbrush before and it was torture.
    Izsarejman

    Answer by Izsarejman at 12:26 AM on Dec. 11, 2009

  • Wow...I am glad I read this because I always get them when I replace my toothbrushes...I always felt my teeth were "cleaner"...I will now reconsider...
    genniems

    Answer by genniems at 12:41 AM on Dec. 11, 2009

  • No. Every dentist I've ever had says that you need to use a soft brush only. Using medium or hard is really hard on your gums. Plus, they don't make your teeth any cleaner. My sister is a hygienist so she won't let anyone I know use a medium/hard toothbrush!
    ClaireW

    Answer by ClaireW at 1:03 AM on Dec. 11, 2009

  • No one in thiss house uses a medium or firm toothbrush. My husband and sons use soft. I use a baby's toothbrush for the in between cleanings when I brush my dentures w/a special toothpaste for dentures & when I clean them after soaking I use a special denture brush. I use a soft toothbrush to brush my gums and tonuge.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:36 AM on Dec. 11, 2009

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