“ Brand: Asda / Type: Toothbrush / Skin type: for dry skin and for all types „
Review of Asda Smart Price Toothbrushes
Along with most other major supermarket chains, Asda have their own label goods aimed at the budget conscious shopper. These are known as Smart Price and cover a wide range of everyday goods.
**Smart Price Toothbrushes**
Packaged in the simple, Smart Price basic packaging, this toothbrush duo will set you back a minuscule 10p. All Asda contact information and other details can be found on the reverse of the cellophane packaging. Asda advise children under 7 should be supervised when brushing their teeth, although personally, I feel these toothbrushes are a little too harsh for very young children's mouths.
They have plain white plastic handles and the toothbrush bristles are also white. The bristles are a medium grade and the head of the actual brush is fairly compact with the bristles densely distributed along it.
I keep a pack of these in the bathroom cupboard for emergency use and for visiting grandchildren, who occasionally stay the night unexpectedly. I have used them myself and although I'd be the first to admit that they do not compare with brand named toothbrushes, they do the job they were intended to do!
I have found the bristles to be fairly robust in use and the smallish head of the toothbrush makes reaching back teeth easy. I am ashamed to admit that I have rather a lot of gaps where I have lost teeth over the years and these brushes are fine for cleaning between my gappy teeth!
Perhaps I should explain that my tooth loss is not all through neglect, an incident at work some years back caused me to have several teeth knocked out, but that's another story!
**Not Just For Teeth!**
My last purchase of these toothbrushes was for a totally different reason than the obvious dental one. We have recently inherited a house and are in the process of renovation works. The house has UPVC windows in most rooms and as several rooms have been basically shut up for the past 4 years, the window frames were in a dreadfully dirty state. We tried cleaning them with little joy, nasty dark patches lingered in the corners and they looked pretty grim.
I needed something that would get into the corners in order to scrub away the grime and I remembered reading a review by another member (Deesum) on cheap own brand economy toothbrushes and how she used them around her home. My trusty Asda toothbrushes were retrieved from the cupboard and with the aid of some cream cleaner, the scrubbing began.
The toothbrushes have a slightly bendy handle which made getting into the awkward corners of the window frames a doddle. The job was done in no time at all and the window frames now look sparkling white again.
I then went on to try the toothbrushes for scrubbing around the bathroom taps, we live in a very hard water area and tend to get a build-up of lime-scale on sanitary ware rather quickly. Again Asda Smart Price toothbrushes made short work of the job and my bathroom looked much better.
Of course the toothbrushes were binned after their stint at household cleaning and replacements purchased on my next Asda trip!
**My Thoughts and Conclusion**
Asda Smart Price toothbrushes are a cheap and cheerful product. I would not rate them particularly highly as a toothbrush as there is no choice in bristle texture or colour. However, they are a budget buy and as such, are perfectly fit for purpose. I cannot really give any information on longevity when used to clean teeth as I have only used them occasionally, never as my main brush.
As an aid to house hold cleaning they are invaluable! I was very impressed at the result I obtained using them and would certainly recommend them to others, whether as a toothbrush or a cleaning aid!
I am awarding Asda Smart Price toothbrushes a 4* rating.
Thank you for reading
©brittle1906 July 2011
N.B. My reviews may appear on other sites under the same user name. This review was first published on ciao.co.uk on 12th July 2011.
Thanks to Deesum for writing the review about toothbrushes that jogged my memory!!