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Boots Essentials Toothbrushes

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  • They are cheap to buy and good for holidays
  • The bristles bend and go flat
  • The toothbrushes are very soft
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      03.12.2014 18:27
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      • "The bristles bend and go flat"
      • "The toothbrushes are very soft"

      Boots Essentials toothbrushes

      WHAT IS IT?

      This is a packet of 4 toothbrushes that are made by Boots. They are very cheap to buy and I would not use them all of the time but I bought them to take away on a weekend break with us last month because we have all got electric toothbrushes and I did not want to transport them.

      WHAT I THINK

      I think these toothbrushes are good for the temporary time we used them for but they are too soft to use all of the time and the bristles on all of the toothbrushes started to bend and go flat very fast. We all used our toothbrushes six times only while we were on our break but now they look very old and my daughters has got tooth marks in the plastic at the top of the brush head so that says that it is not very good quality.

      My teeth didn't feel very clean while I was using my toothbrush out of this pack and I think that is because the bristles are too soft and they are cut into a sharp square shape so they did not get between my teeth to clean all of the areas, I used the same toothpaste as I do at home but when we returned from our break the first thing that I did was to brush my teeth with my regular toothbrush so that I could get the clean feeling back that I am used to.

      The handles of the toothbrushes are not comfortable to hold because the edges are a little bit rough and the handle is cut into a strange shape. My daughters did not like to use theirs and they both complained about how uncomfortable they are to hold.

      ANYTHING ELSE

      A pack of 4 toothbrushes costs only 59p but I do not think you should spend so cheap for an item like this because it is important to keep your teeth as clean as you can but I do not think these do a very good job and I would use them again but only for short times when I do not want to take our electric toothbrushes.

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      21.12.2011 13:56
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      Comfortable for short-term use such as holidays.

      My past history of Boots purchases has shown that perhaps it isn't the cheapest shop around when it comes to bathroom essentials. Fortunately I noticed a bargain when on the lookout for cheap toothbrushes for last years' Summer holiday. I like to buy bathroom items that can be thrown away to save trailing them half way around the world twice. The Boots Essentials Toothbrushes come in a pack of 4, although I am not sure how much I paid as they are no longer on the Boots website - I think it was around a pound. This compares well as some toothbrushes in their range cost £2.03 for a single one. Unfortunately this design very much look like they were designed and manufactured on a budget and the pricetag reflected this.

      I found two of the four toothbrushes still in their pack in the cupboard, so I have started to use one of the new ones. The pack has four differently coloured toothbrushes for all the family - blue, pink, green and purple. The different colours also means you won't get mixed up with using someone elses toothbrush by accident. Even though the design is curved and ergonomic looking the look is still cheap and cheerful and the experience is no better. I found the toothbrush to have quite a firm set of bristles and they did make my gums bleed unexpectedly. I think in terms of value for money they aren't looking so great anymore.

      Fortunately the design of the toothbrushes ensures a good firm grip is achieved and they are comfortable to hold. If this product was still available I would recommend them as a good spare set of toothbrushes as they are reasonable in terms of results. I found my teeth to be no worse off when compared to more expensive brands of toothbrushes and the result was just what you would expect from this type of product. Obviously there are limitations with the firmness of the bristles offering too much resistance along with the rigidity of the handle itself.

      The Boots Essentials Toothbrushes would make great spares but not for prolonged use. I also wouldn't put anyone off buying them for other uses, such as for cleaning alloy wheels or other hard to reach and fiddly areas. I find toothbrushes particularly handy when it comes to cleaning jewellery, for example.

      Whilst Boots don't appear to be a value place to shop, for everyday essentials such as toothbrushes then the Boots' Essentials range is the place to look. Just don't expect too much or you may be disappointed.

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      16.04.2011 13:08
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      I certainly got more than I bargained for with these

      When I purchased these 4 brushes it was because I was in a train station and they had a little boots on site, for where I needed to purchase a spare toothbrush for a couple of days - as I had forgot mine! I decided to get these because I wasn't after long term quality, as I would soon be going back to my original anyway. I decided to get these because they still worked out cheaper than others they had around, and thought I would be able to use them for other purposes.

      The product --> These came as a 4 pack, all different colours being purple, green, blue and pink. This is handy if you buy them for 4 obviously as there is no mixing up, unless you forget what colour you picked! They are all very basic with white headed bristles, that do feel cheaply made compared with others. They come on a blue piece of cardboard, with a clear plastic covering.

      After using it I did feel a difference, because it felt much harder than my usual one. Yet, they still gave a fresh cleaning and because I brought them cheaply anyway I can't really complain. When I got home I kept them still as spares, if anyone stopped over for example.

      However, what I ended up using them on was a variety of things around my home! One of them I used around nooks and crannys that I wanted to clean in the kitchen, such as around the sink - as I found that they cleaned and collected more dirt than cleaining with a cloth. I know keep these purposefully for that, and really recommend if you want something smaller that is able to get into little nooks these are great. Not too expensive, and a great purpose! I also used them with some miracle polish on the alloys of my Corsa. I needed to scrub just where they bend (where they meet in the middle!) and found that a sponge was too big to remove all marks. So I used another toothbrush softly on these to get right in and offer a much better cleaning for my wheels!

      I now buy cheap toothbrushes all the time for everything other than to clean my teeth with! They really are handy to keep under the cupboard, and have some brilliant purposes too!

      The cost --> These particular ones cost me 99p, but I think they were on offer. Asda sell a 2 pack for 10p!! and where I wouldn't recommend them on teeth for long use, as they can be harsh and not clean inbetween them, I would recommend to use with the cleaning products!

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