Let’s talk about toothbrushes, shall we? I personally have been using electric toothbrushes, namely a Sonicare, for the last couple of years, only recently switching to an extra soft toothbrush a few months ago. I’ve noticed that most electric toothbrushes have very VERY hard bristles, and coupled with the fast electronic pulses, I felt I’d try my hand at the complete opposite for a bit. So I got a manual toothbrush that is touted to be one of the softest toothbrushes ever made, and in my limited experience with bristle softness, I’d have to agree.
So now since I feel I have a subjective view on the spectrum of toothbrush soft/hardness, I’d say its time to give a new toothbrush a try and see where it comes out! So I present to you the Oral-B Crossaction Pro-Health Extra Soft Toothbrush.
To start things off, the Oral-B handle was very comfortable. The rubber grips were extra rubbery, which I prefer for some reason. The handle itself made it very easy to hold and control while brushing. The bristles on the brush head are laid out in a very interesting manner. The bristles on the edges look like they are taller than the inner bristles, but on closer inspection, you’ll notice that the inner bristles are at a downward angle to allow more thorough cleaning. Now I can’t properly confirm from my own experiences the validity of the bristles claims, but I can say that brushing with it was interesting. However, my biggest concern was that I did not find the bristles to be very soft at all, and that may be because I’ve become biased from my previous toothbrush. But from the first time I brushed, it was a little too stiff for my tastes, though still much softer than any electric toothbrush. Though I’d have to say that all-in-all this is a solid toothbrush with a great grip and very original bristle design. Definitely worth a try!
Rating: 3 stars out of 5
Oral-B Crossaction Pro-Health Toothbrush
Crisscross® EXTRA SOFT bristles remove up to 99% of plaque in hard-to-reach areas.*
Tight spaces are the easiest places for plaque to build up--and the toughest to clean, since straight-bristle toothbrushes struggle to reach them. But CrossAction® Pro-Health® CrissCross® bristles attack plaque from the perfect angle--an optimal 16°--cleaning better than straight ones. Plus, Pro-Health's tongue cleaner helps remove germs from the tongue.
-Removes up to 99% of plaque in hard-to-reach areas*
-Helps improve gum health in four weeks by reducing gingivitis
-Provides up to 55% better cleaning along the gum line*
-Removes surface stains and polishes teeth
-Removes odor-causing germs from the tongue
-Works gently on enamel and gums
ORAL-B CROSSACTION PRO-HEALTH TOOTHBRUSH FEATURES
CrissCross® EXTRA SOFT bristles: Positioned in opposing directions, CrissCross bristles are designed to flex and then straighten, actively penetrating between the teeth—where plaque builds up easily—and along the gum line to lift it out and sweep it away
Soft gum stimulators: Two rows of soft gum stimulators positioned on both sides of the brush head gently massage the gums
Textured tongue cleaner: Located on the back of the brush
Power Tip® bristles: Extra long to help clean between teeth in hard-to-reach places
Dense elliptical-shaped surface-cleaning tufts: Oblong shape designed to help clean the surface area of the tooth
Carefully polished end-round bristles: Gentle on teeth and gums