My dentist told me to only use soft-bristled brushes. Why isn’t this brush super soft if it’s for my gums?

We hear you on the desire to have a super soft brush. This is very common in conventional dentistry. The problem we have with super soft brushes is unfortunately, they really don’t get anything done.

While perhaps a silly example, imagine if you had a carpenter building a house for you. But the carpenter wasn’t a craftsman. He was kind of unconscious when using his saw. So, you decide that it would be safer if he used a dull saw.  Of course, the dull saw isn’t going to perform the functions necessary and achieve the results we’re looking to achieve.

We know, it’s silly, but it’s kind of accurate from our perspective. The problem really is most of us haven’t come back to review how we brush.  If we brush like we’ve always done from when we were 3 :), we’re going to still unconsciously ‘scrub the grout line’ rather than optimally clean our gum line. 🙂

Our Bass brushes are medium firmness. You see, rather than focusing directly on the firmness of the bristles, we prefer to turn attention to the habit each of us applies when brushing.

With that in mind, here are the links to our brushing videos so you can revisit the idea of wiggling vs. scrubbing:

Bass Brushing Technique 1.0
Bass Brushing Technique 2.0
How to brush your teeth to stop tooth decay

In addition, feel free to read our article Electric vs Manual Brushing, Which is Better? – Part 1, which explains the importance of conscious brushing.