“ Brand: Aquafresh / Type: Toothbrush / What it does: Refreshes, „
I bought this tooth brush when I was about to go on holiday as I did not want to lug around my electric tooth brush + its charger.
The brush costs around £1.50 in most supermarkets however they do tend to be more expensive in corner shops. I would not argue with the price as it has very good features for its price.
The packaging of the brush is as you would expect however you do get a circle of the material that the tongue cleaner is made from, so you get a feel of its texture. This brings me on to the tongue cleaner, it actually does the job of ridding your tongue off bacteria without tickling too much! The quality of the rubber is good and quite bumpy to clean more efficiently.
The brush its self is of good quality as it does stay the same brand new shape for a good 3-4 weeks depending on how hard you brush. I have found the handle very comfortable and easy to use as I can reach all teeth without a problem.
I like the flexible handle as it prevents you from brushing too hard and damaging gums. I also find the brush to have a very good shape for cleaning teeth and removing plaque effectively.
I can not see a problem that would keep me from buying this tooth brush again, however if you are use to electric toothbrushes then please do not expect miracles.
I rarely buy the same toothbrush because I find that there are so many out there that do the same job, I choose the ones on offer! I purchased this one a few months ago when it was on sale at Boots, and thought the description sounded good, so why not give it a go.
The product --> I have used a few aquafresh products before so thought that it would have to be a good quality product, as they had not let me down before. Like most toothpaste products it is in a clear plastic packaging on the front, and with a blue cardboard background. The toothbrush is made up of orange and white, with the brush also being a mix of these colours, including blue. The tongue cleaning part is orange and feels soft. The price reflects why it looks so appealing, it is not plain or boring! It had the aquafresh logo on the bottom right, which the 3 stripes. On the packaging too it contains a tester of the soft grip material, so you can have a feel of what is it like before you buy it.
This brush has 2 main purposes. The first is to offer a great experience with active plaque cleaning bristles, so that combined with a high quality toothpaste it will give a deep down clean, with the brush able to pick up all types of bacteria that collect within the teeth, and on the surface. Its second purpose is too allow for cleaning of the tongue - with the soft grip material on the back of the toothpaste. It has grooves in, so it picks up even more bacteria, which can give off bad breath. It works effectively, as I find it gives a great refreshing clean.
However, I must admit I do not like the whole tongue cleaning thing. This is a very cleverly designed toothbrush and I can see the advantages of cleaning this bacteria on the tongue. But for me I will not be buying another one that does the same. I find that I don't use it because it makes me gag and I feel uncomfortable doing it. After speaking to a few others I have had similar reactions on it, most do tell me they feel a bit sick when brushing their teeth - and it isn't supposed to be like that!
In my opinion only buy this toothbrush if you are concerned about having bad breath, or been told buy your dentist. Yes it offers a great clean, but I don't like the feeling of it. Great brush, but down to personal preference I won't buy again!
The cost --> It costs around £2.50-£3 from a variety of places, such as Boots, Sainsburys and Asda. The best thing to do is shop around, as I picked this up for a £1 when it was on offer.
Recommend for people who don't mind the feeling of the plastic grooved grip on their tongue!
One thing that I seem to get through piles of are toothbrushes, whether it is my own (I tend to scrub, thus breaking the bristles well before the month deadline) or my kids who seem to chew them, I have to keep a good stock in house!
After doing my shop at Asda recently, they were running an offer that allowed me to get three brushes for the price of two, so I stocked up!
The brush I will now review is - "Aquafresh flexi brush".
As mentioned earlier the initial reason of buying this is due to the price, with the second being my children.
My kids are both at the stage were they are losing teeth by the handful, so when they brush they complain of it hurting their gums, so with the flexi brush, there is less chance of them being able to press too hard and hopefully stop them complaining!
The brush looks pretty generic. There is the handle part made of slightly rounded plastic, nice and sturdy with a good grip rubber panel. This is essential as when your hands get wet it gives you a much better hold on the little sucker!
The ingenious part is the flexible part, situated at the bend on the neck, though it doesn't give to much, it gives just enough for any excess pressure to be cancelled out a little.
The bristles are again slightly different, with them being cut into an angle shape, thus making them useful to get right into the cracks between your teeth, and also in the gum line, but due to it being a medium brush it is soft enough not to damage any lose teeth or sore gums!
The good part for ( and I think I am the only in my house to do this!) is the fact that it has a tongue panel on the back of the head part, this consists of a "wave" of rubber that can then be used to scrap germs and debris from the tongue, which really does work very effectively.
It states on the package that your brush should be replaced every three months, but as ours are destroyed so quickly I never need to take notice of this fact, though these have so far lasted a bit over the month deadline so, so far so good!
Price wise these can range from 99p up to the £1.50 mark.
For more information visit - www.aquafresh.co.uk
These are a nice brush that so far have lasted us and treated us well, though they still don't seem to encourage my kids to brush without being told!
Thanks for reading x
I always find that when I brush my teeth I do tend to brush pretty hard, so I have used Aquafresh Flex Tooth Brushes for a while. When they brought out one which had a Tongue cleaner I decided that I would give it a try.
They tend to cost around the £1.80 mark although I recently bought a couple from my local Tesco's Manager's Special aisle for £1.00 each.
The tooth brush works fine. It does exactly what you'd expect & cleans your teeth. The flex does help stop you press too hard although you can still get a good clean. I think that at cleaning my teeth it's no better or worse than most manual tooth brushes. Happy to use it. Wouldn't be unhappy using another brush if they didn't have these in when I needed to buy one.
The thing that makes this brush a little special is the tongue cleaner. It's a rubber backing on the reverse of the brush head. This cleans the side of your mouth while you are brushing your teeth if you pull your mouth in a little. Once you've finished you can then also run it along your tongue to give that a clean. This works pretty well. I think that it does seem to clean my tongue, although to be fair, this is something that is really hard to put in perspective.
I'm more than happy to recommend it. If you need a new tooth brush, then this will do a job that youn won't be dissapointed with. The tongue & mouth cleaner is also novel & appears to work too. A good tooth brush, but how many out there are bad?
When using my new Aquafresh flex tip toothbrush, I was reminded of those annoying anti-piracy messages that start playing when you put in a new DVD: 'you wouldn't steal a car, would you, so why illegally download a film' - etc.
In this case the message I thought of being: 'you wouldn't buy Aquafresh (annoying "brush, brush, gurgle, gurgle, it tastes nice" TV ad notwithstanding) toothpaste in a million years, so why on earth did you buy a toothbrush made by them?'
The Aquafresh toothbrush I bought cost about £1.80 from Tesco, making it a mid-range priced toothbrush considering what else was available at the time. I don't know what's been going on since I took my eye off the toothbrush-price-ball, so to speak, but these days I'm shocked to see that you can pay as much for a standard toothbrush as for a lower-end price range bottle of wine!
My Aquafresh toothbrush claims to have a 'medium' hardness of bristle. Unfortunately there is also a multiple S-curved deliberate line of weakness - the 'flexible' element - built into the neck of it. I can't comment on the hardness of the bristles really, as the flexible part makes the head of the toothbrush so bendy that it's very difficult to clean your teeth properly with it. I'm aware that overly-hard brushing of teeth is bad in that it leaves you with receding gums; however with this namby-pamby toothbrush, I found that even a minor overnight accumulation of 'gunk' on your teeth is problematic to remove.
The head of the toothbrush is narrow and quite pointy, which means it would be good for getting into awkward areas for cleaning your teeth - but again as it's so flexible, it doesn't do the job properly there either. It's also one of those toothbrushes that has a plastic ridged tongue-scraper coating the upper (ie non-bristly) surface of the head. On the outside of the packaging, there is a patch of this ridgy material provided for you to have a feel of it with your hands before buying - and although the toothbrush comes in a plastic blister-pack attached to card so you can't touch it, having an advance preview of the texture of the tongue-scraper (which I don't use) was still an odd kind of marketing idea, I thought.
One good thing about the Aquafresh toothbrush was that there was the word 'open' written with an arrow at the bottom right-hand corner of the package, which showed you how to get into the packet. It opened from there very easily, which I count as a great plus point given that I slashed my hand open nearly to the bone - or so it felt like - trying to get a child's toothbrush out of its intractable packaging the other week.
In the old days of course, people never used to bother with their tongues. A good coating of white fur round your throat was probably the sign of a real man. These days, oral hygiene is a must for anyone who wants to get a date and keep their date by the end of the night. It is also good for the overall health if one keeps the tongue clean too, because the throat is directly linked to your nose and ears, so keeping the throat clean will help prevent nasty head germs from arising.
As luck would have it Aquafresh have made a tooth and tongue toothbrush which is designed to clean the teeth and your legs, sorry I meant tongue!
It looks like a normal brush, but there is nice curve to it, rather like a lady bending to reach a high ceiling. The brush looks elegant and has a distinct sexual presence about it, which can only heighten the brushing experience. The days of having a straight oblong brush are long gone, now we demand brushes which bend, have ridges and multitask in your mouth. This toothbrush has a soft set of bristles which aim to remove up to five times as much bacteria as a normal toothbrush. I bet you have all got out your petri dishes and checked to see whether this statement is correct!
Well done to Aquafresh for inventing a brush with a comfortable handle with a nice rubbery feel to it and a bendy bit in the middle which will allow you to reach further into harder to reach places. Those teeth you don't bother with right at the back can be tackled without bending your head back like some loon. The bristles are not overly soft, but they are not like wire either and should not distress sensitive gums.
Whether it really does remove as much grime as it claims, who knows. But I can confirm the brush is effective at its job, comfortable and quite affordable too at about two quid. Available in a range of colours, it comes recommended by me!
To me, buying a new toothbrush is similar to having new shoes, a new keyboard or a new vegetable knife, in that they can take a little bit of getting used to.
Thinking it was about time I replaced my toothbrush, I studied a few in Sainsburys and the Aquafresh Extreme Tooth & Tongue brush caught my eye. I was particularly attracted to the claims on the rear of the pack that it is supposed to remove 5 times more bacteria than other toothbrushes, and I liked the idea of a flexible neck (flexible neck on the brush, I mean!). The brush apparently contains silver ions, which are said to help prevent bacterial growth.
My trusty old toothbrush suitably binned, I grappled with trying to open the security-welded pack so I could test out my newbie Aquafresh purchase. Because I was finding the pack extremely difficult and frustrating to open using hands alone, the air became very blue - so I reached for a pair of scissors and a sharp knife. Even with some very energetic use of those cutting implements, I still found the pack frustratingly hard to open, but I got there eventually.
Taking the toothbrush in my hand with the intention of testing it for effectiveness of manipulation, I thought the best thing to do would be to actually brush my teeth. I was pleased that the brush had good flexibility and is bendy a little way down the handle from the head, as in the past I've found with rigid stemmed toothbrushes, it's very difficult to reach the less accessible nooks and crannies inside my mouth.
Once I began to brush my teeth, the neck was flexible enough for me to give the whole of the inside of my mouth a good seeing to. The bristles were firm, but not scratchy - which is how I like them - and the head of the brush wasn't so big that the mere act of brushing my teeth almost choked me.
I then attempted to brush the back of my tongue. Though I found this easier than with other toothbrushes due to the flexibility of the neck, it was still very difficult and I found that I could only manage to reach a tiny bit further back on my tongue than usual. I was hoping with a bit of manipulation utilising the bendy neck, that the brush would stretch all the way to the back of my tongue, but it didn't.
I did very much like the brushing action overall though, and I could feel the bristles going right down between my teeth, and massaging my gums perfectly.
Despite the product claiming to contain menthol, I couldn't smell or taste it at all, but didn't lose too much sleep over that.
Overall, I'd say this is one of the better toothbrushes I've used in my life, but I do knock one star off the rating because of not being able to reach as far back on my tongue as I'd have liked, plus the packaging resembling Fort Knox.
At £2.10 from my local Sainsburys, I consider this toothbrush to be slightly on the pricey side, but with a bit of shopping around, chances are high that it could be bought a little more cheaply elsewhere.
Thanks for reading!
My daughter has been wanting to try one of these toothbrushes that clean your tongue too. When I went to purchase them I could see that they would not be suitable for a child to use due to the huge size of the head of the brush. However I decided in the name of research I would buy one and try it for myself.
On the front of the packet there is a tester of how the tongue cleaning part of the brush feels. It feels like a very soft rubber that is grooved. The back of the brush is designed to remove debris and bacteria off of the tongue. It is a great idea because many people do not ever think to clean their tongue. The brush was very effective at cleaning the tongue and did not leave your tongue sore as it does if you use a normal bristle brush. It also says that the tongue cleaning ridges contains 'silver ions' which are an antibacterial agent which helps prevent bacterial growth on product surface.
The brush itself was ok. It had the different level of bristles so it cleaned effectively in between my teeth too. The head was to large however for me! I prefer a smaller head. My teeth did feel very clean after using. The handle of the brush was nice to hold. It had a nice grip to it. I also liked the flex head that it had. This is good because it stops you brushing too hard and damaging your gums.
The brushes come in a nice range of colours.
I would buy one again if I could find it with a smaller head.
I paid £2.49 for the brush from a little chemist (may be different in supermarket?)
If you hadnt already guessed, I am a bit of a gadget gal and if there is something new out to try then I will want to try it!
It was a couple of weeks ago I was watching TV at a mates house when an advert for a new toothbrush came on, usually I just ignore these sort of adverts, but this one caught my attention as it was for a toothbrush made by Aquafresh called Flexi Tooth & Tongue. This is a toothbrush, which cleans your tongue as well as your teeth! Fantastic I thought Im gonna have to get one of those!
So on my next trip to Boots I remembered about the toothbrush and found it and bought it, well actually I bought two and some toothpaste as Boots currently have an offer of 3 for the price of 2 on various dental products.
*** The Packaging ***
The packaging of this toothbrush is the same as any other toothbrush, you know the usual long thin packet with a plastic cover mounted on a piece of card so you can see the toothbrush inside. There is one main difference to this packet though, and that is a small piece of orange rubbery stuff stuck to the outside of the plastic. This is actually a sample piece of rubber that looks and feels like the part of the toothbrush that cleans your tongue.
The front of the pack states the manufacturers name Aquafresh, who are part of the GlaxoSmithKline Company. The front of the packet also claims to remove 5 times more bacteria* if you turn the packet over you will see the sentence that connects to that sentence, it is marked by another little star and reads as *than normal brushing.
Also on the back of the packet is a lovely sentence telling you about the millions of bacteria living on your tongue and how they cause bad breath. This then goes on to tell you about the two main features of the brush:
1) It cleans your teeth
2) It cleans your tongue!
There are also instructions on how to use the toothbrush. Now I can hear you saying who would need the instructions, but dont worry theyre not about how to clean your teeth, they are about how to use the tongue cleaning part for maximum effect! The instructions are followed by contact details for the manufacturer and trademark information.
*** What Does The Brush Look Like? ***
The toothbrush itself looks like, well um let me think I know a toothbrush!! A slim longish piece of plastic with bristles on the end! No seriously it does, but it also features a rubber grip handle, a flexi neck (hence the name Flexi Tooth and Tongue!) The flexi neck allows you to put a certain amount of pressure onto your teeth and the brush will flex slightly backwards so the pressure on your teeth is eased off a little, as it is recommended that you dont brush your teeth with too much pressure as this can damage your teeth by taking away the protective layer of enamel on your teeth. The toothbrush also features the cross action bristles or as Aquafresh describe them X-Active cleaning bristles for really thorough teeth cleaning These bristles are bristles, which basically cross over each other so as they move backwards and forwards the remove more plaque and bacteria than just standard straight bristles would. Also the toothbrush has of course the rubber grooves of the back of the head of the toothbrush, which are used for cleaning the tongue. The toothbrush is available in a variety of colours; so far I have seen blue, orange, crème and green. I have an orange and a blue. The rubber tongue cleaner is orange on all the brushes.
*** How Do You Use It? ***
Ok, that may sound like a stupid question, but if you think about it, it isnt! How many toothbrushes have a tongue cleaner?
First of all you need to brush your teeth as you normally would, then you simply turn the brush over and put the grooves at the back of your tongue, I felt the urge to gag and throw up the first couple of time I did this! Then you simply move it forward and rinse off all the yuk under the tap, then repeat this action all over your tongue. Nice and Simple!
*** My Experience ***
Do I like using this toothbrush? YES! The first time I used this toothbrush I was impressed with the results from the toothbrush part of it, my teeth felt all clean, sparkly and smooth. However the tongue part I wasnt too impressed with to begin with as I will point out I was almost gagging when it came to putting the toothbrush at the back of my tongue, but now I just dont put it as far back (no dirty comments please!) The first time I used the tongue cleaner I felt that my tongue had been left feeling rather rough and had a nasty taste on it, but nevertheless I decided to give it another go, and I was pleasantly surprised as my tongue felt lovely and clean, I dont know if I did anything different, but whatever I did I liked the results so I have continued to use it.
I can quite confidently say that using this toothbrush twice a day has much improved the condition of my teeth and although I didnt really suffer with bad breath before I used this toothbrush, my mouth does appear to feel a lot fresher. So overall I would recommend using this toothbrush as it always leaves a nice clean, sparkly, fresh feeling in my mouth! However I am only giving it 4 stars, as I didnt enjoy the gagging sensation I received the first time I used it!
I remember seeing the advertisement for this toothbrush some time ago and thought.....just another gimmick that probably wouldnt live up to its name!
The next time I saw it was in my sons bathroom, he told me he had been using it for some time and it was pretty good compared to the ordinary toothbrushes he normaly uses.
So I decided to buy one and give it a try.
The Aquafresh Flex Tooth & Tongue Toothbrush and Tongue Cleaner claims to remove 5 times more bacteria than normal tooth brushing.
It comes in the style of an ordinary toothbrush with a rubber grip handle and flexi neck .
On the back of the head of the toothbrush is the tongue cleaner which is made of rubber with raised grooves.
After brushing your teeth and rinsing your mouth you turn the brush over and place the grooved side as far back as you can on your tongue and simply draw it forward with the grooves acting as a scraper, cleaning as you go, rinsing the brush between scrapes and doing this as often as you want until you are satisfied your tongue is clean
As a toothbrush I find it does a good job and I'm completely satisfied, and with the tongue cleaner it makes it so much better.
my mouth feels so much cleaner and fresher and the more I use it the better it feels and now it's the only type of toothbrush I'd buy.
Previous to this I used a separate tongue cleaner, as recommended by my dentist, but after using this brush I find it a lot easier as it is an all in one.
I highly recommend the Aquafresh Flex Tooth & Tongue Toothbrush and Tongue Cleaner as an aid to better oral hygiene
as it will leave your mouth so much cleaner and fresher.
Comes in a variety of colours and can be bought most supermarkets and chemists for around £2.79.
Soft tongue cleaning grooves, which unlike bristles, are specifically designed to gently and effectively remove bacteria from the tongue surface / X-Active plaque cleaning bristles for really thorough teeth cleaning /