Product Type: Colgate electric toothbrushes
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Not a winner from me Colgate!
Member Name: MsTricia
Disadvantages: chunky base due to batteries, I don't feel it cleaning my teeth thoroughly
I have been using a manual toothbrush for absolutely ages, and although I like the practicality of an electric toothbrush for my daughter as I know they generally clean better, I was always too lazy and never fussed to look about getting myself one. So the other day when I was in my local pharmacy I actually spotted an offer on these Colgate Actibrush toothbrushes for about £7 so looking like a bargain I couldn't resist!
The actibrush looks pretty nice, I bought mine in pink and it looks a really thick, sturdy shaped toothbrush, but weirdly enough has actually a rather really small head compared the chunky base which is where the hand grips the brush for using. Of course this is to fit the batteries inside (2 x AAA which do come with it thankfully) so this does take up a fair bit of room.
This Colgate actibrush toothbrush is really simple and basic, with just an on/off button. No fast/slow settings or speeds or vibration techniques but really straightforward to use which I think reflects in the price. The brush head itself is also simple it has a dual action head where the toothbrush feature consists of a small circular brush at the top which vibrates and rotates when switched on and a larger circular brush which sits below. I find the head actually quite small and although it works well and feels it is giving good coverage I am not so sure it is efficient at really brushing and doing a thorough job as it feels quite flimsy!
With this brush I actually still find myself wanting to manually brush my teeth - I am not sure if this is due to habit or just general not trusting that this toothbrush is doing a good job as the first time after I used it I ran my tongue over my teeth and wasn't too impressed with how "clean" they felt. So even though this is an electric toothbrush, to anyone owning this I would still advise using a bit of elbow grease to manoeuvre the toothbrush about a bit to ensure a good clean.
Overall I do like the brush but I definitely feel as though the quality is reflected in the price. Using batteries, I have had this over a month or so now and not had to change them so I think it is quite long lasting and durable, but Dentists recommend changing a toothbrush every 3 months anyway so I guess by the time the batteries run out I'll end up buying a new toothbrush anyway! I don't think I'd buy this again only as I haven't seen the results I had hoped for, so it really is a mediocre toothbrush and gets 2 stars from me.
Summary: a bit mediocre - low price reflects the low standard from colgate
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