Product Type: Colgate electric toothbrushes
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A Toothbrush for your Super hero
Colgate Spider Sense Spider-Man Toothbrush
Member Name: cloud99
Colgate Spider Sense Spider-Man Toothbrush
Advantages: Encourages good oral Hygiene
Disadvantages: Head is not Replaceable
One very important thing to teach a young child is how to brush your teeth correctly. I use an electric toothbrush so my son has always wanted to have an electric toothbrush but I avoided for a while as I had read that electric toothbrushes can be too abrasive on young milk teeth.
When I was shopping in Home bargains I spotted Spiderman electric toothbrushes for £3.95. The age recommendation for this toothbrush is three years old so I decided that it was a good idea for my superhero loving son. They were available in both read and blue. They do require 2 AAA batteries but these are included. The batteries are secured with a tiny screw so these should be replaceable but nothing I have ever needed to do.
The brush does have a large chunky handle which is just about small enough for my son to hold. The on and off switch is a simple which my son can easily operate. The brush head is a small circular head which gently oscillates. It is not as powerful as my own toothbrush and has the soft bristles which are not harsh on young milk teeth.
The only negative of this is that it does have a none replaceable head .Dentists recommend that toothbrushes are changed every three months so this product does have a very short life if you consider oral hygiene important.
When I spotted the Spiderman toothbrush in Home bargains my son was immediately excited and picked a blue toothbrush. It came in a clear plastic wrapper which made it clear what you were purchasing. At home he was very excited once it was teeth cleaning time. He was easily able to hold the toothbrush although it is a big change from a standard toothbrush. We do tend to do our teeth together in the morning so that he can copy me. I do also finish his teeth off for him. My dentist recommends that up to seven years of age they should be given physical assistance to ensure teeth are properly clean. I do try and make it fun by making a variety or ahh noises while we open our mouths. I do think as my son is copying me he was struggling with the brushing motion so I am much happier that his teeth are getting the attention that they need. This toothbrush is also quieter than my own and although you can hear a whirring sound from the motor this doesn't seem to bother my son. My son was very excited that it was Spiderman but now the character on his toothbrush does seem to have lost its novelty and so maybe a change of characters would help. I have since replaced this toothbrush with an identical one as I am so happy with its performance but I do think I shall be looking around next time his toothbrush needs replacing for a toothbrush with a replaceable head.
I have seen these at supermarkets, chemists and online but prices do vary greatly. On Amazon they post the RRP is £15.99 but it is £12.99. This for me is far overpriced for a toothbrush that has a usage life of 3 months. However If you can get these at the right price they are a hit that encourage good Oral hygiene.
Summary: Great brush if you can buy it at the right price
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