I go to music festivals as often as I can through the summer and am always looking for cheap items to take with me in bulk so I can carry as little home as possible. I buy a cheap festival tent and leave it there at the end of the weekend and my perfect arrival home is with just my bag of clothes and maybe a few souvenirs from the festival.
I bought a pack of Boots Essentials toothbrushes as there are four in a pack for just 75p, my trip that time was for two nights so I figured for that price I could use them as disposable toothbrushes and bin them after use so having a clean and new toothbrush for the next time I brushed.
The toothbrushes are very basic with a straight plastic handle, the pack contains different colours I remember a blue one and a red one but can't think what the other two were. The bristles are medium but they're quite firm and felt a bit tough on my gums, that may have loosened off with time but as I only used each toothbrush once I couldn't tell you.
My teeth were cleaned well using these toothbrushes and a small travel sized tube of Colgate, they didn't have the smooth and spotless feeling of using my own toothbrush at home but that would partly be because I didn't spend as much time at the gigs on oral hygiene as I would have done at home.
The toothbrushes are comfortable but I wouldn't want to use them at home every day as they feel cheap in my hand and the bristles don't feel like they're very good quality either, they did what I asked of them though and that was to act as a short term solution to keep my teeth clean when all I really wanted to do was listen to music.
Okay I'm turning into a little BOOTS essential fan:)
On recommendation of my dentist, she advised a new toothbrush style. I change my toothbrush every 3 months as she recommends and the product suggests as well but along with me brushing slightly to harder then I should, I needed something that would concentrate more on plaque build up behind my teeth.
I have the colgate brands of toothbrush, those fancy all in one but she suggested a basic toothbrush. I was slightly surprised and thought why not, can't hurt.
This is the brand I picked up and its actually, for me, helped in one week what my previous toothbrushes were not doing at all!
My dentist is happy, my teeth are in great condition and all I used was the regular, cheaper versions of toothbrushes.
BOOTS offers two sets.
One is with a pink and blue toothbrush and then they is a second set with three in. The start at £1.49 and so far so very good.
Although this isn't as flexible as the mainstream brushes, I think that's what helped the plaque to eventually go. I didn't brush my teeth as hard yet the quality of the bristles you could feel it was doing a much better job. Also they have a tongue cleaner as well on the back of the brush.
If it were not for the recommendation I would not have considered the essentials range in a store or a cheaper brand but this I would recommended from BOOTS. It's also great for your purse:)
I overslept one work morning a few months ago and leapt out of bed and out of the door within minutes in order to catch my train. I didn't have time to brush my teeth so figured I would pick up a brush and some toothpaste at the station the other end. Luckily my station has a small boots chemist and I selected this pack of brushes from the boots essentials range.
The primary reason I chose these brushes was the price. They cost 59p which for four brushes is brilliant. Inside a plastic and cardboard pack you get four differently coloured brushes. The packaging is basic but for this price I wouldn't expect anything more.
The pack was a little tough to open but once inside you have the choice of purple, pink, blue and green. This is a good selection of colours if you have a family and helps to distinguish between each persons brush.
The toothbrush handle feels basic and isn't as comfortable or easy to grip as the more expensive gripped ones you can buy. The brush head itself is a little smaller than I would have liked and the bristles are surprisingly hard, so much so that the first few uses made my gums bleed. They have softened however with repeated use.
I wouldn't choose these toothbrushes for everyday use but as an emergency backup or to keep at work incase needed these do the job fine. For 59p I think they are a bargain.
For our holiday in March we realised, rather late into our travels, that we'd forgotten to bring ours and the kids' toothbrushes (and one entire rucksack of possessions but that's not part of this story!). Absolute nightmare, but we were blessed because the London train station we'd arrived in en route to the airport had a Boots store. We were saved!
As we were in something of a frenzied rush to find toothbrushes (among other things - truly we were picking up the pieces), we bought a 4-pack of these Boots budget brushes. They are very basic, with no 'features' like Colgate brushes or any enhanced 'grip'. Very plain, very simplistic. They didn't cost any more than a pound, if I remember correctly - they were certainly cheap.
The brushes - which we all had to use - were perfectly adequate considering the budget level price. The different colours were an added bonus, in that the kids could choose what brush they wanted as well as for the purpose of identifying who's brush was who's. The brushes were certainly a little bit tough to start off with, with the bristles being quite rigid - surprisingly rigid. As a result the brushes were a little more difficult to 'break in' than normal brushes would be - much to the chagrin of myself, who has a sensitive mouth at the best of times.
So all in all the brushes are as you'd expect for the low price point. A little bit tough on the teeth and gums to start off with, but they did the job for our two week holiday (and for a little while afterwards, so they're surprisingly durable). I only decided to write this review as today, when preparing for our holiday in June, I popped into Boots for some sunscreen. I also picked up some of these brushes - just in case!
Last time we went on holiday I forgot to pack anyone’s toothbrush and this is why I ended up buying a pack of four Boot’s own brand toothbrushes for about 60p from Boots. They came well wrapped (And sealed) in hard plastic and cardboard and it took me ages to get them out of the packaging, mainly as I had no scissors with me.
There were four toothbrushes in the pack in total, each one a different colour. We were all only on holiday for 8 days, which is just as well, as to be honest, I wouldn’t have wanted to have had to have used these brushes for any longer than a week anyway. They felt flimsy. The handles were short and felt awkward to hold The toothbrush heads were very short and incredibly soft which meant that they felt really floppy and I ended up feeling like I hadn’t really given my teeth a very thorough clean, no matter how long I brushed my teeth for!
I was glad to get home to give y teeth a through brush with my electric toothbrush and what is worse, some of the bristles actually fell out of my hubby’s toothbrush whilst he was using it. I know they are cheap, but I would have expected better of Boots, if I am honest.
These are not something I could possibly recommend as a permanent tooth brush for anyone, but as a short term item then they are possibly just passable.
Only one star from me.
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.
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.
3 Dooyoo Hearts.
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.
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!