Product Type: Colgate electric toothbrushes
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Member Name: sweet_veritas
Advantages: Easy to use
Disadvantages: Not as fancy as more expensive brushes
I've never been able to use manual toothbrushes all that well as I have sensitive gums so I tried to give an electric toothbrush a try. When I began my search I was surprised by how much some of them cost! The cheaper ones started as low as £1 and I've seen some on sale for £45! I didn't want to spend too much in case it ended up not being right for my teeth.
This brand is mostly known for it's toothpaste but they've branched out into other dental hygiene products and naturally toothbrushes were the first to be developed. There are other brands such as Braun and Corel-B, but I figured I used Colgate toothpaste so why not use their toothbrushes as well? So far I haven't been disappointed and have found it to be a big improvement on the manual toothbrush.
My toothbrush is a little different to the picture but is the same make. I chose mine to be yellow, it came in a small package that was just enough for the toothbrush. It has the Colgate logo at the bottom on the front so you know it's a genuine product. There's also two button's just before you reach the neck of the head. The top button turns the toothbrush on while the button below it turns it off. It seems a little strange to have different buttons when I'm sure they could have made it into one. The buttons however, rest nicely against your thumb when you're brushing your teeth so it can be turned on and off with ease.
The bottom of the toothbrush can be removed to replace it with two small batteries. I've found that with it being used daily the batteries do tend to run out quite quick so it might be best to invest in a rechargeable toothbrush if you don't want to be changing batteries every so often.
As mentioned in the design, the functionality of this toothbrush is very straightforward. You brush your teeth much in the same way that you would a manual however you don't have to press down as hard with it as the rotating head replaces that function of a manual toothbrush which is good if you have sensitive gums.
This toothbrush is also easy to transport, it is a little thicker than manual toothbrushes because it has to have the batteries but it's not so big that it can't fit into a normal travel bag. It's also quite quick with the rotation speed, it can't be adjusted unfortunately but it's comfortable enough not to cause pain on teeth.
PRICE AND AVAILABILITY:
I found this toothbrush at Superdrug that was around £10. I imagine it's stocked in other places such as Boots and other pharmacies on the high street.
I've never had to change the head on this toothbrush and I've had it for a year now, I don't even think you can change the head to be honest as it's only a cheap toothbrush after all. It's a good sleek design that's easy to hold and not too heavy. It's also good at getting to the back of the mouth and because the head is smaller than a manual and is round instead of square it can easily reach the back molars and cleans plaque with ease thanks to the rotating head.
Overall if you want a cheap electric toothbrush that doesn't cost the earth then this is for you. So next time you're in Boots or Superdrug see if they have this in stock - your dentist will thank you!
Summary: Good for what it is
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