Product Type: Aquafresh Oral Care
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A Disappointing Vibration
Aquafresh 3 Way Buzz Toothbrush
Member Name: wendybull
Aquafresh 3 Way Buzz Toothbrush
Advantages: Good to start with - 3-way brush head.
Disadvantages: Battery Life, Bristles, Price
I love trying new products so when this toothbrush popped through my door for me to try out I was very happy. I brushed my teeth with it straight away and have been using it every day for the last three months.
The special thing about the toothbrush from Aquafresh is that it is a vibrating toothbrush and rather than being electrically charged it simply has a small battery inside which has approximately three months life in it. I think this is a relatively good idea as it will remind you to replace your toothbrush as the battery runs out in line with dentist's guidelines.
In reality my brush began to wear down and not feel as powerful after the first month and this was a real disappointment as the initial reaction I had to the vibration was really positive. I have used an electric toothbrush before and this was slightly different as the brush head itself doesn't move, but gently vibrates, helping the plaque to be shaken loose. Unfortunately after a few weeks it was just a small pulsation rather than a good vibration that made you feel like you were achieving something extra with your brushing.
The other difference this has is that the head of the brush is split in three different ways and is not a solid chunk like most manual brushes. This gives the brush head more manoeuvrability to adapt to the shape of your teeth and gums. I did find this was a good feature and I did notice the difference when it came to brushing. It felt more complete when I brushed and it was as though the brush had reached more areas of my mouth than my normal manual toothbrush.
The main problem I had with this brush was that the bristles on the brush only seem to come in medium strength and I do prefer my toothbrushes to be hard bristles as this makes my mouth feel much fresher. I found myself alternating between brushes and actually giving my mouth a quick once over with my hard bristled brush after doing the main work with the vibrating one.
I am not convinced I will go on buying this brush because at £4.49 I think it is a bit too expensive for what is essentially a posh disposable toothbrush, and added to the fact that it is too soft and the battery life was not as good as I had hoped for I think I will stick to my manual brush.
These only seem to be available in Superdrug, Boots and Waitrose at the moment but I am sure they will flood the market soon.
Summary: Not really recommended.
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