Product Type: Colgate Oral Care
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This Colgate toothbrush makes my daughter SMILE
Colgate Smiles Toothbrush Junior
Member Name: cornishchic
Colgate Smiles Toothbrush Junior
Advantages: Cleans well, good size, comfortable to hold, makes my daughter brush her teeth!
I started brushing my daughters teeth (more like gums!) at a young age to make sure they were kept in a good, clean condition. However, the older she got the more she would protest having her teeth brushed and it reached the point where she would just clamp her mouth shut. She's been visiting the dentist with me to get her used to it and my dentist recommended she picked out her own toothbrush. Something so simple, that I would never have thought about, I usually just pick one out and throw it in the trolley. So when we went shopping I got her out of the trolley and she had a great time picking out her new toothbrush. She picked a Colgate Smiles brush.
There are lots of different designs in the Colgate smiles range, my daughter picked out a pink and yellow brush with three little characters on the front. It comes in normal toothbrush packaging with the cardboard back and see through plastic front allowing you to see the toothbrush. The cardboard has a line down the middle, letting you open it with ease, so it seems, but I usually end up in a pickle and rip it out in anger in the end.
The toothbrush itself is a lot smaller than an adult brush. It's around 15cm long and the head of the brush is also smaller than a normal size adult one, but it is all in proportion and just like a scale model of an adult toothbrush. The handle is quite chunky so ideal for little hands, it also has little grooves in the back so children can hold it comfortably.
The bristles come in three different colours, and it seems like they are of different lengths, only slightly though. I would imagine this is to get into all the little nitty gritty spots. The colour in the middle of the bristles is supposed to act as a guide as to where to place the toothpaste, and how much to use, but my two year old isn't going to grasp this concept anytime soon. The bristles feel soft to the touch, but are quite strong so give good results when brushing.
As I said before, my daughter used to clamp her mouth shut when the time came to brush her teeth, but now she picked out this brush for herself I'm sure she would brush her teeth all day long if she could. She has grasped the concept of brushing the back, front, top and bottom teeth well and wont let me 'finish it off' for her, I'm not too worried as she can brush them well.
This toothbrush costs anywhere from £1 upwards, and I'd definitely pay this again. It has made my daughter enjoy brushing her teeth and is effective at getting a good clean.
Summary: Excellent toothbrush for toddlers
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