Product Type: Colgate electric toothbrushes
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After 30's years I am no longer doing it manually...
Colgate ProClinical A1500
Member Name: Sarccyslayer
Colgate ProClinical A1500
Advantages: Easy to use, really cleans your teeth well so you notice the difference, the sensors are amazing
Disadvantages: quite expensive initially, lack of adaptor in the box
For as long as I can remember, I have been a manual toothbrush kind of girl. I have got to my early 30's with all of my own teeth, never having had a filling or a tooth out, so I must be doing something right! Then a few months ago, I was sent The new Colgate® ProClinical® A1500 electric toothbrush to try out and review (for my blog). I have never in my life had an electric toothbrush, didn't see the point in them, just another gadget, but I was willing to give it a try and see how I got on with it. The ProClinical® A1500 is described as being:
"The only toothbrush in the UK with smart sensors that automatically adjust the speed and direction of the brush strokes for a superior* clean -- so you get different cleaning and care for your teeth and gums".
Sounds impressive doesn't it? The built-in smart sensors change the speed of the toothbrush when you are brushing your teeth depending on how you hold your toothbrush, it is quite weird when you first start to use it, but as you get used to the brush, it becomes more than normal and it means that as you are stood cleaning your teeth you don't have to stop half way through the process to faff about with the buttons to keep changing the speeds, it does it for you. Add to the smart sensors the other little things it does and you have something that sounds like it is from the future, the only thing it doesn't do is brush your teeth for you as you stand there.
When you get the toothbrush it comes packaged in a lovely box, bright red and very much Colgate branding and thus far the only disappointing feature is that when you open the box and see everything looking all shiny and white is the charger. If like me you have no shaving type plug in your bathroom with the two prong adaptor, you need to purchase a further adaptor, which I duly did from Amazon. Then you simply plug it in for around 16 hours before using it for the first time and you are ready to go.
Sadly on Dooyoo I can't share any photos with you, but the toothbrush comes with a really handy travel case where you can store your toothbrush and the toothbrush head, so you can take your brush with you on your travels, it is lightweight to hold and takes up hardly any space in your bag/case. Then with the toothbrush head there are two different types available, you can have one called 'triple clean' which gives you three ways of cleaning and then 'Sensitive' which gives a much more gentle deep clean.
The A1500 has an inbuilt timer that turns the toothbrush off after 2 minutes of brushing, so this is something else you don't have to faff about with because it does it for you, I am always debating whether or not I have remembered to turn something off like my GHDs or my hairdryer and often find myself coming back home part way through a journey to double check, I don't need to worry about this toothbrush. The it also has what is called a 30 second pacer and after you have stood brushing your teeth for 30 seconds, it stops for a second to let you know that you should now move on to another part o your mouth to continue brushing, it does the same again after another 30 seconds and so on. I find this really useful as I tend to daydream, apply my mascara and generally pack my work bag in a morning as I am wondering around brushing my teeth, so this gentle reminder also serves as a timer for me. The toothbrush also features an LED screen and this lets you see which mode the toothbrush is in. The LED Screen is really clear and bright making it easy for you can identify which setting it is on. Below the LED screen you will find the on/off button and the ability to use the mode switch which gives you the ability to choose your own mode for cleaning your teeth.
With an angled neck, this toothbrush makes it easier to reach right inside your mouth to the back where your wisdom teeth are and it has a non-slip handle making it easy to hold. As you can see from the photos, it is quite slim-line and takes up no space at all in your bathroom.
This toothbrush is designed to give you healthier teeth and gums ensuring you not only get a deeper clean in-between your teeth but it also polishes your teeth as it clean. Then with its three different speeds of brushing which are:
---> Slow side to side strokes for the teeth surface
---> Mid speed massaging strokes for the gumline
---> Fast up and down strokes for molars
Add to that it does around 32,500 strokes per minute helping to remove up to 5x more plaque (in comparison to a manual brush) and as mentioned it polishes your teeth helping to remove stains.
Has it made me switch from a manual toothbrush to this one permanently? I have to admit that it has, after 30 odd years of brushing my teeth with a manual toothbrush, I can really feel the difference in the clean this gives my teeth and for me this is really important as I have a fear of false teeth and take extra care of my teeth and do anything I can to avoid losing them. So all manual toothbrushes have been binned and in its place is this lovely electric toothbrush, one that I would highly recommend to anyone wanting to buy a new toothbrush or like me has never switched.
The toothbrush has an RRP of £169.99 and can be purchased online from the Colgate Website and from most Boots stores where it is on offer for half price.
Summary: A toothbrush which thoroughly cleans your teeth
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