Two brands recently came out with silicone toothbrushes that have antibacterial properties and bristles that are gentle on the teeth. Since the silicone bristles are nonporous, they carry less bacteria than the standard toothbrush. And softer bristles are needed by people who tend to brush too hard.
Professionals say there is still more research needed on how well they remove plaque since that’s as important as removing bacteria.
We agree with the experts in the article that an electric toothbrush is generally the best way to go for most people. But because this is more ergonomic than most toothbrushes, it could be a good option for people who have difficulty holding a brush.