Well, I am a happy camper once again. Though these are not the same as the older design of an Oral-B 40 Medium, which I loved and my dentist use to hand me as I left his office, they are less wide than they use to be. But, what I do like in this design is the firmness of the bristles. They really give my gums a good stimulus when I brush. Unlike the newer toothbrushes.