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This toothbrush used to be my favorite for years. I believe I first used it in middle school, it was advertised quite a lot on TV and what intrigued me was of course the tongue cleaner. Once I tried it once, I stuck with it for years, and the only reason I switched to something else was because I am on a low budget. Not that this toothbrush is expensive, it costs around 4 euros, but I need something even cheaper. Let's get on with the review.
This toothbrush comes in a variety of colors, all of which are bright, with bristles having different coloring according to their shape. What's unique about this one is that the bristles form 3 small circles, in the center of each there is a rubber part that's supposed to clean teeth better, and the back of the brush has got some rubbery bristles, for tongue cleaning.
On the first few uses, the back of the brush feels quite good, imagine that it also brushed the inside of your cheek as you brush your teeth, and it's a nice sensation. It's also good for your tongue, although after a while it gets dull and does not feel like it's doing any work at all. The part that I like most is the circular shape of the brush. As I brush in circular motions, this shape "hugs" the base of the teeth, and it prevents gum injuries. I really liked this because my gums are sensitive, and this made the job easier. After using it, my teeth felt very clean and polished.
I decided to buy the Colgate 360 Battery Toothbrush a few months ago, after I had two quite expensive electric toothbrushes break on me in about 18 months. I saw the toothbrush in the sale at Tesco for about £3 which prompted me to buy it as, promising cleaner teeth, gums, tongue and cheeks it sounded pretty good.
The brush comes backed with card in standard plastic packaging so you can see what you're buying. The brush itself is mainly white with a blue handle and blue and white bristles, I only saw it in the one colour and it's a pretty standard design. The only difference between this and a normal toothbrush is that the handle is slightly thicker because it houses the battery.
When I first used this toothbrush I was amazed at just how powerful it was, to be honest I wasn't holding out much hope of it matching up to that of an electric toothbrush but it does. The bristles give a really good clean, giving just the right pressure and my teeth have been left looking and feeling a lot cleaner. Of course only time will tell if my gums are cleaner but this toothbrush definitely gives the feel of the whole mouth being clean. On the back of the toothbrush head is the tongue and gum cleaner so when you're brushing your teeth your cheeks are being cleaned with no extra effort. Packs of replacement heads are available for a couple of pound which is obviously a lot cheaper than the ones for electric toothbrushes.
Overall, I would really recommend this toothbrush. After about 6 months it's still going strong, the original batteries are still working just fine and my teeth feel much improved after using a manual brush for a while. It's a brilliant cheap alternative to an electric toothbrush and definitely something I hope to be using for some time to come.
It's probably just me but I always ignore those toothbrushes that describe themselves as "professional". Come now when is the last time you dropped by into a shop on your way to work to have your teeth "professionally" brushed? Thankfully my little phobia against rubbish marketing angles makes my toothbrush choice shopping a little easier and most recently I bought a Colgate 360 sonic power. I'll write about the marketing nonsence of the use of "sonic" a little later.
A "well spent" youth (while some may describe it as "misspent" I have no regrets and few curiosities) means my teeth are in fairly shocking order with plenty of fillings and a preposition to gingivitis. I'm rarely too many feet away from dental floss, a battery operated toothbrush and a dental appointment these days.
While the mind offers a pretty compelling thought that a toothbrush that wobbles around faster than the eye can see must be doing more good than a manual toothbrush, most studies (what a horrible job) do conclude that a good manual brushing action is perfectly good enough and your super doper vibrating toothbrush gets your teeth no or little cleaner (look on the internet if you don't believe me).
However if your brushing action is a little suspect then an electric toothbrush can come into its own. I've never been too good with sticking hard protruding objects into my mouth (no tittering at the back there) so I often have to take my toothbrush out quite quickly. That's why I tend to buy one of these babies; to level out the playing field in case my manual brushing strokes are suspect.
It's all in the wrist movement
It pays to be careful with how you hold your toothbrush; my dentist told me that many people hold them too hard against their teeth meaning their teeth are slowly being scratched and scoured rather than cleaned. A gentle pressure so the toothbrush "bounces" off the tooth is needed.
Sonic the Toothbrush
My toothbrush is "sonic" which technically means it is a toothbrush that operates at fewer than 2,400,000 movements a minute, and in simple terms means its operating movements fall into human hearing range. Ultrasonic means it goes beyond human hearing. What do these descriptions have to do with effective teeth cleaning? None at all as far as I can gather, still I like the thought of my teeth having 20,000 strokes per minute, even if it doesn't make a blind bit of difference in reality.
The brush in use is pretty easy to use, although the on off switch is a little soft, meaning it can be just a little tricky to turn it off.
I prefer to keep my bacteria in my mouth thank you
The back of the toothbrush has a little furry pad meaning you can clean your tongue and cheeks if you wish. I tend to do this only if I've been eating something particularly horrible but I don't like the sensation of the vibrations, and of course this is another marketing con;
(a) bacteria in the mouth actually helps you digest; it is not a bad thing to have bacteria in your mouth,
(b) you can use the brush head to clean your cheeks, tongue etc. if you really wish.
One problem with the toothbrush is disposing of it; as it contains a battery then you should pass it to the battery store at a local waste disposal site. However, I'm guessing that 99.9% of these things end up in the local waste which either ends up putting the heavy metals and chemicals from the battery into the atmosphere or into our water courses.
A little about Colgate-Palmolive
The USA company Colgate-Palmolive is one of the world's largest, and William Cogate founded his company in New York in 1806. One thing you will be happy to know is that I don't have to bang on about Animal Testing too much in this review as the company now only tests on products where it has to by law.
Unfortunately its ethical records is not so great elsewhere, with reports of chemical dumping, and use of triclosan (an anti biotic) in some of its products causing concerns about making bacteria unnecessarily resistant to anti-biotics and the impact of the chemical in water courses.
Of course, I recognise there isn't too much purchasing choice in the world of toothbrushes, and Colgate appears a more ethical company than Proctor and Gamble and a lot easier than making your own ethical vibrating toothbrush through gluing some horse hair onto an old hand held mechanical kitchen whisk.
Ethical consumer magazine give Colgate-Palmolive a poor 6/20 but it beats Proctor and Gamble's 1.5/20 hands down.
I like my pulsating toothbrush because I'm lazy and have a bit of a phobia about having a normal toothbrush in my mouth for as long as a couple of minutes.
However, in reality a good normal brushing action with a cheaper standard toothbrush is no better than a vibrating tooth brush and the disposal of the batteries into the household waste system does present something of a pollution hazard. Colgate-Palmolive are no saints in the ethical stakes, but they are much better than their rivals Proctor and Gamble (Oral b and crest).
While I'll continue to use my vibrating toothbrush I don't feel particularly proud to do so.
It's always weird looking for toothbrushes because you expect them to do the same job: brush your teeth. There really cant be many ways of doing it so buying the latest tothbrush, i find, is ought to do the same job as any other one.
I do recognise that they all try to stand out from the crowd and colgate has tried to do this with the colgate 360.........until other tothbrushes now hold the same qualities. It was the first one on the market for having the back of the toothbrush dedicated to cleaning your tongue (the reason i bought it). After seeing this advertised i thought i would give it a go because i was in need of a new toothbrush. When you first open the packaging, the bristles on the tongue cleaning side are perfect, all lined up, nice and long and ready to clean tongues. This is just what was was shown on the advert. However, i believe that i was being rather silly as it was obvious that it wouldnt stay in such good condition. After only 4 brushes, the tongue cleaner bristles lost their length and were worn down so much that they are now just little stubs of green things (after only 4 brushes as i said). Of course it is still usable to clean your tongue but you dont feel like the job is being done as well as it was when i on the first uses.
What most marketing seems to be based around these days is how the brush is set out in terms of how they can most effectively clean your teeth. On the colgate, i very much like how you having the bristles in a circular pattern, to replicate your tooth so that the bristles are able to brush all around your tooth (as shown in the adverts). They allow for very nice cleaning because of this. However, i would say that they dont remove all dirt; all toothbrushes dont. You do need to floss as well if you want to get rid of the durn in between each tooth as this job wont be done properley by a toothbrush.
The actual look of the toothbrush is great and the handles has a grip so you can have a good hold on the toothbrush without it slipping from your hand.
A great toothbrush that covers all needs. I would recommend colgate to anyone wishing to buy a new toothbrush.
I've always been firmly of the belief that all toothbrushes are pretty much the same. All the marketing about flexible heads, flossing bristles and who knows what else has always gone right over my head. This was until I bought the Colgate 360.
Packaging & Price
The toothbrush is covered in the normal array of claims that it will improve your life in every possible way. It also had a sample of the tongue scrubber on the front which is always a nice touch. It would normally cost about £3 but when I bought it there was a 50% off deal, plus I had a voucher so I only paid 50p.
Does it clean teeth?
After using the toothbrush for a few weeks now I can confirm that it does an excellent job of cleaning both my teeth and tongue. I feel like it gets in between my teeth more than a normal toothbrush and leaves my mouth fresh. The tongue scrubber is particularly good, removing an alarming amount of gunk on a daily basis.
How does it compare to other toothbrushes?
I recently used a normal, bog standard toothbrush and was surprised at how much of a difference I felt. The brush itself didn't feel like it got everywhere in my mouth and was less comfortable to use on my gums. The tongue scrubber didn't do anywhere near as good a job as the 360.
Would I buy it again?
If it's on offer again then I wouldn't hesitate to buy it. At full price it could cost up to £4.50 for a single brush which for me is too much.
To conclude I'd say that I would recommend this brush if you can get it while it's on offer but at normal price it just doesn't do enough for me to part with my cash. The price is the only thing stopping me from giving this brush 5 stars.
I normally use a variety of dental care products at home, an electric toothbrush, interdental toothbrushes and dental floss. However, I am traveling to visit my daughter and family soon and I have to keep my packing down to a minimum as I have arthritis and lugging a heavy case is hard for me.
Also, I find sharing a bathroom; especially with my six-year-old grandson means I can't do my full routine as I do at home.
I am middle age and my teeth need far more care than when I was younger, so dental hygiene is extremely important to me. Add the fact that my grandson will often watch me brush my teeth and I know I am setting him the correct example with what I do.
Therefore I need a toothbrush that can take the place of my normal routine without missing out some important parts.
When I saw the Colgate 360 degree toothbrush on offer at my local Co-Op store at 1.89 instead of over two pounds, I decided to buy it and try it out before I traveled. I thought it wise to make sure it was suitable first. I don't visit more than twice in a year, so couldn't leave one behind.
The product came in a nice firm plastic package, with a shaped mould for the brush. Normally I would have found it annoying as I don't like wastage or having to cut into packaging, but in this case I realized that I could use the case as a protective cover.
The shape of the brush is curved with a good strong rubber grip to it, which is essential for me as my hands often hurt a lot and lose their grip. It fit's nicely into my hands and has another oval ribbed area, which adds to the grip, especially when wet. The colors are attractive and quite distinctive with the body red, white with smaller blue areas. This won't get mixed up with other brushes, ideal when there are several in the bathroom.
The brush claims it is a whole mouth clean and removes over 96% bacteria compared to a standard flat-headed brush. It also has a cheek and mouth cleaner so cleans the entire mouth without need for more gargling.
This is produced by what is called bacteria removing Nubs, a raised ribbed area on the rear of the brush head. I was able to feel what this was like before buying, as there is a small test area on the front packaging. It did feel a little strange, but wasn't something that would put me off. I've read that this part of the design doesn't suit everyone, so I thought this a good idea.
On the reverse of the card part of the packaging is a full description of the brush with instructions, pictures of what the brush head does and how to hold the brush for optimum performance.
I tested it that night, using it instead of my electric brush. The outer bristles are colored blue and are longer than the others. There are three different bristles, a cleaning tip, Interdental bristles and chunky round polishing heads. This makes it look a bit like a cross between a normal brush and an electric circular headed brush. I use special toothpaste for my rather brittle teeth, so this went right to the middle of the brush, enabling it to hold plenty of toothpaste when cleaning. I didn't apply too much pressure as I've had a few frontal fillings and these can be harder to clean gently.
I tested it well, brushing for about five minutes in total with the teeth, gums and the inner mouth and tongue. I found it a little ticklish on my tongue, but other than that I found it quite comfortable. I checked around the gums with a small mirror as I normally use Interdental brushes alone in that area. I would say the result wasn't more than 75% as effective as my single brushes, but was certainly enough to say my whole mouth felt clean and fresh. I probably would still use a separate interdental brush if I were away for more than a few days, but as a replacement for my various cleansing paraphernalia, it was definitely a big plus for me.
I think I will get a fair amount of use from this toothbrush, so I'm giving it 4 stars.
Price as stated:- 1.89 on offer. Normal price between 2 and 2.99.
Right now I'm on my third battery powered Colgate 360. I'm not interested in those powered brushes with a 5kg charging stand, replaceable heads, multi function thingies etc etc. I like my toothbrush to be cheap enough to lose without crying, but still provide a half decent clean, that's exactly where the 360 fits in.
I've seen these brushes on special so many times, usually a BOGOF deal. They are more often than not the cheapest disposable powered brush I can find, that's the main motivation behind my purchasing them. I don't think I've paid more than £2.99 for one, but they retail for around £5.99 without discount I believe.
The first I had was fantastic, the large head vibrated over my teeth providing a significantly better clean that a normal brush, I really did notice the difference. The brush head isn't small so you get good coverage even if you are a lazy brusher who doesn't spend time making sure they thoroughly scrub every spot. For those that do like to ensure full coverage I can report that I have had no pain or bleeding from a thorough cleaning with the medium brush, even when attacking the gum areas!
The rear of the brush head has a rubbery coating that I believe is designed for cleaning the inside of your cheeks (outside would be weird) and tounge as you brush, to help reduce the amount of bad stuff in your mouth. I've found this quite effective after a particularly odorous meal to remove the anti-social elements of my breath that may remain, but don't expect miracles! Chomping on masses of garlic is going to need more than a few minutes with a cheap toothbrush.
The handle is thankfully not bulky, making the brush handy for travel and also easy to hold. It is possible to change the battery but you'll probably want to change the whole thing before the battery gives up. The on/off switch is housed at the front of the brush about half way down, you won't accidentally switch it off but your fingers are close to the buttons.
The grip is textured with rubber and won't be slipping out of your hand in a hurry, the rubber is coloured (green, orange, blue are the few I can remember) so you can tell your brush apart from that of your partner (or whoever you share a bathroom with).
Well my first brush was fine, it lived as long as a brush should and I certainly considered it excellent value for money, so when I went for a new one and found them on BOGOF I was happy to take two. After only a couple of weeks of use however I ran into problems with the on/off switch, it basically wouldn't switch on, then randomly it would start for 10 seconds and then give up again. I suspect a problem with the switch.
The switch problem did not put me off, especially as I had the second one from the BOGOF offer to use! This one has however left me more disappointed. No problems with the switch as yet (a problem I understand that is not unique to me) but more with the bristles in the brush. After almost every use I find a bristle or two has come loose and requires retrieval from the back of my throat, not much fun really.
Based on the experience of my first brush I'd have given this top marks, but as it's gone downhill significantly from there I'm not going to encourage the purchase of one outside of a special deal. Personally I think I will be going for a different brand next time, but if I find the cleaning isn't as good I may well be back.
I adore my Sonic brush by Oral B. I'd researched the internet for some time looking for it online spurned on by a review about the product initially here on Dooyoo written by Dooyoo member Bollinger, it has been the most cost effective and well designed toothbrush I've used since the demise of my old Philips Sonicbrush (mk1) and brush replacements are easy to find as well as cost effective throughout the year.
If there is one downside to the Braun Oral B with its three different cleaning sensations, it's the power duration that lets it down. Without fail after two weeks use, used daily and nightly the battery power starts to wind down before it needs placed in its charger and charged for around 7 hours. It always, without fail seems to lose its charge just before the night is up and before I go to bed. I have a battery powered Braun Oral B toothbrush that gets my teeth clean but its abrasive heads can prove too much sometimes and acts purely as my term-time/short contract travelling toothbrush in the way its replaceable battery design intends.
The last time I found myself in this kind of dilemma of what to use between "standard high feature," cordless rechargeable toothbrushes in between charging times and disposable types was when I had bought an Oral B Pulsar Toothbrush in April 2007 and found the strangest rubber tips filaments amongst standard filaments that did nothing but squeak against the ridges of my teeth and nothing for its cleaning claims as being anything out of the ordinary. Replaced by a traditional manual toothbrush I don't mind reverting to the older way of cleaning but I miss the power built in from cordless toothbrushes and knew of several different products on the market that could be used in the short interim.
Enter the Microsonic brush from Colgate. It is priced at exactly the same cheap price at £2-99 like the Oral B Pulsar and it is one of the more advanced throwaway/disposable toothbrushes on the market that comes with sealed battery and cordless power. Once you've taken it out of its blister pack you literally get brushing! Power this time comes in the form of Sonic technology unlike the Pulsar brush but like the latter brush, you'll find you won't be able to replace the battery onboard. It's all sealed up courtesy of its disposable "use once until the power dies," design. I was more than intrigued to find out how it would fare when I travelled to Glasgow to see Fleetwood Mac live a couple of months ago and against cheap brushes they had in their local Boots in the city centre, my eyes were drawn largely to the promise of built in Sonic power and the disposable feature than the usual price. It also comes in four different colours such as Orange, Blue, Purple or Green and it is claimed to be able shift 96% more dirt than other cordless toothbrushes on the market. Two months on, for all that this brush gets used only a couple of times a month between my usual Sonic Oral B brush being charged I'm impressed to say that it is still giving full power and a much more efficient cleaning experience than Oral B's Pulsar product.
When it comes to conventional dental cleaning, I like the peace of mind that Sonic technology offers. I don't have to worry that any of my fillings or added dental work will move out of place if I don't have an oscillating brush head or something that literally moves the brush head from side to side. Sonic built in power eradicates the oiled mechanism and movement of brush heads and instead I'm rewarded stronger vibrations through bristle filaments to ensure for me at least, the gentlest care needed for dental work as well as loosening food particles in the quickest time possible. That's not to say that Braun's standard Oral B brushes are poorer by performance; if you have any spare cleaning heads on your current toothbrush lying around dab the heads with vinegar and attack grout in the shower; you'll be instantly surprised at the abrasive nature these brushes employ to shift grout in seconds! Sadly my teeth are soft and are much more sensitive than porcelain tiles!
Colgate's Microsonic design is completely different from the Oral B Pulsar experience. There are no silly ridged filaments thick and thin that get in the way, no rubbed tipped edges to cause any squealing or squeaking against my teeth and the actual size of the Colgate "bezel," shapely fits the contours of my mouth without the feeling of being gagged. The bristles are however rather thin and plasticky translating into thinning textures that seem to slice easily between the gaps of my teeth without having to manually push the brush flatter against the enamel. I'm also pleased to report that the filaments are also very gentle on gums and the appearance of my teeth look just as good as they do when I use my standard Sonic brush. Something I couldn't say about the Oral B Pulsar that often failed to shift food that gets stuck between teeth and the gum line. The brush also has polishing cups built in and the underside acts as a tongue and cheek cleaner.
The actual look and feeling of the brushes on the Colgate Microsonic remind me of the same filaments I used to find at the end of plastic school erasers from the 1980's to sweep the rubbings away once you used the actual eraser part. The brush filaments on this Colgate product didn't amaze me initially or the fact that half of the brush has blue filaments or white filaments colour wise. The true tests such a removal of seeded bread or foods with nuts in them have had a miracle effect where this brush is concerned and there is seldom the need to manually push the brush head closer to the teeth to ensure dirt or plaque gets lifted. Food particles are easily dislodged in one brushing session, which is how toothbrushes should be, really. The Colgate Microsonic though has several tricks up its sleeve to make the cleaning session that little bit more rewarding. When it came to using on the night for my Fleetwood Mac concert, I was wearing a black shirt which is one of the worst times to choose for cleaning teeth with any kind of tooth brush. When used with toothpaste cream or gel, this brush doesn't cause a lot of excess cream to fall off the actual brush and the natural curving design means it is great to hold as well as being able to control. I was so relieved that I could just brush my teeth just before leaving for the concert venue without fear of toothpaste falling on my shirt. The underside tongue cleaner is a dimpled affair and works a lot better at shifting topside tongue dirt than the actual ribs of my own Sonic Oral B brush head! In terms of cleaning it needn't be reiterated but incase you miss it, this toothbrush is fantastic at cleaning and my teeth once rinsed off look as good as they do with normal care provided by a normal Sonic brush.
There are however a couple of downsides. The power button like most disposable battery operated brushes is wet protected under a rubber strip that can't be removed. That's not a downside in itself but what is immediately apparent is the stiffness of making contact with the on and off function. The Colgate Microsonic sometimes needs quite a hefty push of the fingers on its two button to stop or start the brush and I've had a few problems a couple of times to ensure this works; maybe this is down to the rubber switch function itself.
Another downside is that the Sonic vibrations can be sometimes too obtrusive almost as if I have a bee buzzing away in my mouth. It doesn't vibrate my face however but the low hum I get from the brush is quite noisy in the mouth rather than outside when rinsing under a tap. What a pity that this brush is a disposable type; it feels great in my mouth and the long curvy handle is comfortable in use as well as being totally water proof.
It doesn't bother me in the slightest that in my bathroom I have to swap from one company to the next to get my daily routine of cleaning teeth without the loss of power be it from a standard rechargeable to a disposable tooth brush to hand. After all I'm sure most buyers don't have the same kind of shower gel and shampoo brands in their bathrooms either. Continuous high strength cleaning is achieved here and most surprising from a company that doesn't have Oral B associations, the Colgate Microsonic is well worth looking into even if it is only to be used for the short term; well done, Colgate! Thanks for reading ©Nar2 2009
(This gives you a much more detailed account visually of what this brush offers.)
I've seen these Colgate toothbrushes on sale for over £2 so when I saw them on offer in one of our local discount shops for just £1 I decided to try one out as they looked interesting. I didn't have a choice for this price; although Colgate do a soft & hard one I had to buy the medium.
I've used a sonic toothbrush for a while now & am really pleased with the results but I wanted to test out the difference between using this as compared to using a manual one. I may sound a bit paranoid but hubby had to pay £4000 to his dentist last year so I'm being extra careful with my oral hygiene. In addition to cleaning teeth & gums the 360 also has a side which you can use for cleaning the cheek & tongue - if you look at the picture it's the 'underside'.
The brush is packaged in a hard-to-access thick durable plastic bubble on cardboard but it's worth the effort when you release the brush. Having used a sonic for so long I'd forgotten how light manual ones can be which meant I seemed to have more control.
I think the design is brilliant as the handle has a good curved shape & is easi-grip due to a plastic textured strip & the bristles are of a different length & texture which makes sense to me - some teeth are smaller than others whilst some are harder to access than others. I found the name '360 degrees' to be very apt as, after using, I found my teeth & gums to be well cleaned & my mouth felt very fresh after using the cheek & tongue cleaner.
The design also includes 'polishing cups' which are exactly the right size in my opinion & I haven't seen these on any other manual toothbrush? I 'm not sure if they actually polished the teeth as I'm not a dental hygienist but they certainly made them feel as if they'd had a good 'going over' lol!
I'm not sure I'd swap my sonic for the Colgate 360 but I'd definitely take one if travelling/ staying overnight to save packing a heavy charger etc.
I'm impressed by the weight,ease of use, design & the results so would recommend trying one of these especially as Colgate claim that they 'removes 96% more bacteria' than other toothbrushes.
Had previously been using some bog-standard toothbrush that I thought did the job until I got one of these. The difference was absolutely astounding! The spaced-out bristles at different lengths and angles mean you can really feel it getting into all the nooks and crannies of your mouth and inbetween your teeth and your gumline.
In addition, the 360 is known for having a slightly spiky rubber pad on the back of the head for scrubbing tongue, cheeks and the roof of the mouth. Apparently 80% of bacteria is not on your teeth but in the rest of your mouth, so having this is rather handy! It certainly makes your mouth feel a lot cleaner.
As for the handle, there's a lot of rubber ribbing for grip and an oval of the spiky rubber stuff in the middle for your finger and thumb.
All in all, a very good buy - might be a bit pricier than your average toothbrush, but with good reason since it's a far superior product.
Colgate is a big name in dental care and I often use Colgate toothpaste, knowing this I purchased a Colgate 360 toothbrush to replace the free one I got when I visited the dentist!
The Colgate 360 is quite an exotic looking toothbrush compared to the dull plastic toothpick I had previously been using. The body is a clean white colour with the Colgate 360 logo in shiny silver on the bottom on the toothbrush, on the front there is a rubber blue plastic thumb grip which is textured so it won't slip off, on the back there is another blue thumb grip for resting your forefinger on. The back of the toothbrush is also covered in an orange rubber coating just to make sure you don't send your toothbrush to the floor if you get to spirited when brushing! The toothbrush head is covered in a clear plastic protector which opens and shuts, this is engraved with the Colgate logo and has holes in it so any water on your brush can drain off. The brush head itself is quite impressive and is made out of blue orange and white bristles. The outer bristles are longer so the brush can fit around your teeth better and the middle clump of bristles is circular allowing it to clean right into your teeth. On the back of the head there is an orange "tongue cleaner" which is textured to remove maximum grime.
The toothbrush is very easy to hold and grip thanks to the numerous rubber pads, this thing will never slip out of your hands unless you rub them in butter or something! The brush head is of a good size and will easily accommodate a pea sized blob of your favourite toothpaste, the bristles are quite firm without being harsh and after brushing my teeth feel very clean, one thing I don't like is they didn't include a flexible head so if you're like me and brush quite hard you may damage your teeth without realising it! The tongue cleaner I wouldn't recommend as when I wiped it on my tongue I began to feel slightly nauseous, not a very pleasant experience. After your brushing session is complete you simply pop on the transparent brush head protector, this is great if you share a bathroom and have a cup with many toothbrushes in it as the heads will not touch eachother or pick up any dirt. If you're like me and find the thought of dirt and other peoples brushes touching yours quite disgusting you'll find the protector is a brilliant feature!
Price & Conclusion
The Colgate 360 is quite a reasonable priced toothbrush at £2-3 at most supermarkets and other stores. You can spend less and you can spend alot more especially if you get a fancy electric brush, I recommend this toothbrush to people who need a decent manual toothbrush which will do a good job at cleaning your teeth for a reasonable price. 4/5
Experience superior cleaning with multi-functional bristles, polishing cups and a cheek and tongue cleaner that removes over 96% more bacteria /