The Colgate 360⁰ Total Advanced Soft Floss Tip Bristles manual toothbrush is designed with tapered bristles that are 17 times thinner than ordinary end rounded bristles. The purple ended tapered bristles gently reach deep between teeth and along the gum line for a 4X deeper reach, compared to an ordinary flat trim toothbrush. The toothbrush’s unique cheek & tongue cleaner helps the brush remove odor causing bacteria better than brushing teeth alone with an ordinary flat trim toothbrush. The raised tip helps to gently clean hard to reach areas of the mouth. This toothbrush does not replace flossing.