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Colgate 360 Degree Adult "Soft" Toothbrush
on November 13, 2014
I purchased the "Colgate 360 Degree Adult Full-Head 'Soft' Toothbrush, 4-Count". I have sensitive teeth from receding gums, so I try my best to purchase "Soft" bristle toothbrushes.
The Colgate 360 Degree toothbrush is fairly similar to most other toothbrushes on the market. It has silicone grips on the handle, as well as a silicone-like material on the back of the toothbrush head for cleaning the tongue and cheek area. I have never found that silicone textured-pad on the back of the toothbrush head all that useful, and tend to use the toothbrush bristles to clean my tongue; however, if you are one of those people who use this feature, know that it is available on this brand of toothbrush. The advertised "polishing cups" (the pattern the brush bristles are assembled in) seems more like a gimmick than anything of practical use. I will note that I did not find the toothbrush head to be too large (as some reviewers have been stating), and dentist's have told me that I have a small mouth.
As far as toothbrushes go, this toothbrush is of your standard fare variety. My biggest complaint with the Colgate 360 Degree toothbrush is the softness of the bristles, I think the bristles of this toothbrush are too soft. I have noticed that every toothbrush brand seems to have a different version of "soft" on the market. And, while you want toothbrush bristles to not be so hard in texture they damage teeth and gums, the Colgate 360 Degree toothbrush was so soft it almost felt like a children's toothbrush. It is by far the softest adult toothbrush I have ever used. Due to the softness of the bristles, the toothbrush wore out faster (about a month of regular use) and did not seem to clean my teeth as adequately as other "soft" bristle toothbrushes.
In general, I find the Colgate 360 Degree to be a bit of a waste of money, and too "soft" for my liking. If you are on the hunt for an ultra-soft and gentle toothbrush -but find children's toothbrushes to be too soft- this might be the toothbrush for you; it just simply was not the toothbrush for me.