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I have an electric toothbrush which I absolutely love but when I go on holiday, especially if I go abroad, I don't take it with me as I don't want to be bothered with taking the charger and then possibly forgetting it and having to worry about taking a plug adaptor too for Europe or the USA. So , in those cases I take a manual toothbrush with me and the one I definitely prefer is this manual one from Colgate. It is called a Zig Zag Plus Toothbrush And it is said to give a interdental clean, with multi-level bristles and a flexible head. The toothbrush really looks like just about every other manual toothbrush if I'm being honest but the section where the head meets the handle the plastic is in a zig zag formation. This is what gives the toothbrush it's flexibility as if you can imagine its a bit like an accordion and moves back and forwards easily. I find this makes this a really nice brush to brush with as when the bristles hit your teeth you get a nice soft bounce back, especially if you are pressing too hard. This means I never really get sore or bleeding gums with this manual toothbrush and my teeth feel nice and protected and clean. There is one disadvantage with the zig zag flexible head which is a bit annoying and a bit unhygienic in my opinion. Old, dries toothpaste will gather and stick here because its hard to clean it out between the cracks so once you have had this toothbrush for a whole it begins to look dirty and unclean. I find one way to stop this is by making sure you rinse the toothbrush thoroughly after each clean to get rid of all the toothpaste suds and this should stop it happening. The bristles on this brush are really nice too. They are all at different levels with the ones on the outside of the brush taller than those in the middle. This allows the toothbrush to really cup my teeth, especially the large ones in the back and allows you to brush both the middle of the tooth and the sides at the same time, allowing me to get a really good clean brush. Of course this brush is never going to be as good as an electric toothbrush, you physically cannot work up enough speed in your brushing as an electric one does but I still feel like my teeth are clean after I have used this toothbrush and its a great option to have for holiday or as a spare in your makeup bag. The toothbrush costs just £1.70 and is one from Colgate that I definitely recommend.
When it comes to toothpastes and toothbrushes I do prefer to purchase named brands such as Colgate or Oral-B. However, I am not particularly brand loyal and will usually buy whatever is on offer. Occasionally I will pick up toothbrushes from the Supermarket but I much prefer Poundland as I find they sell a wide variety of branded toothbrushes for ( surprise surprise) just £1 and this is where I purchased these Colgate Zig Zag toothbrushes which I am reviewing today. Colgates Zig Zag toothbrushes come packaged like most toothbrushes, with a cardboard backing and clear plastic covering the front so the toothbrushes can be seen inside. The brand and product name are written along the side along with a few picture illustrations of what the toothbrushes can do. My product boasts it is a "value triple pack" so its not surprising then that it contains three toothbrushes. The top of the box states the brushes bristle type, mine is medium - Soft and hard are also available. The three toothbrushes are all of a different colour, which is really important to ensure everyone knows whose toothbrush is whose and no one uses anyone else's by mistake ( yuck). We got blue, red and green in this pack, the latter is still in the pack as a spare as its only me and my partner who have used these. Removal of the toothbrushes from the packet as super simple, the plastic easily peels away from the cardboard without creating any sharp edges. If not peeled off completely the plastic goes back to its original place and so is perfectly suitable for storing any left over toothbrushes safely and hygienically. Colgate claim that these toothbrushes have: * An advance bristles design (which) cleans all teeth surfaces and reaches deep between teeth * Flexible handle which gently bends, absorbs excess brushing pressure to help avoid gum irritation * Tapered diamond head with raised tip is shaped for easy access to those hard to reach places * Round bristles protect delicate gums and tooth enamel I have been using my toothbrush for nearly a month now so I thought I would review it now before I begin using my new ones. Firstly I find the toothbrush incredibly easy to hold, even when wet it is easy to grip and I have had no problems with it slipping out of my hand whilst using. The plastic is of an excellent quality it is strong and thick, the "Colgate" lettering along the handle is still in tact which to me is always the sign of a pretty good toothbrush! The packaging states they have a medium bristle, however I have found them to be a little hard although they have softened up a little during use. Personally this hasn't bothered me too much nor caused me any problems but my partner finds it really annoying, I suspect he may brush a little too hard and has to make a conscious effort to apply less pressure whilst using his brush to avoid sore gums. The bristles are indeed in a zig zag shape, whilst the head is slightly pointed (although rounded off at the top so its not sharp or anything), I find the design really does allow the toothbrush to get in all those hard to reach areas, particularly at the back where I have a rather annoying wisdom tooth! After using my teeth feel incredibly clean. The toothbrushes also have a soft tongue cleaner on the reverse, I do like toothbrushes that have this added feature as it is perfect for removing any bacteria on the tongue which can cause unwanted odours. I have found the tongue cleaner really simple to use and it seems to work well enough. Considering I paid just £1 for these toothbrushes I have been quite happy with them, they brush well leaving the teeth nice and clean plus they are of an excellent quality. I am giving them four stars out of five, knocking one off for the bristles being a little hard which may cause problems for some.
I bought one of these from a local discount store for a mere £1. There were plenty of colours to choose from. I opted for the hot pink one as it looked really bright and funky. Plus it looked really girly too! The toothbrush is easy to hold in the hand and it doesn't slip from the fingers during use either. The Zig Zag design looks a little odd at first but you soon get used to it and it does clean the teeth really well. The brush can feel a little harsh to start with but after a few uses it starts to soften and it doesn't feel as harsh on the teeth. I have wisdom teeth at the back of my mouth and this toothbrush manages to clean them without leaving me gagging. This is a good quality toothbrush from a reliable brand. I would recommend it. After using this toothbrush my whole mouth feels so much cleaner and fresher. This brush manages to clean my teeth and gums and it gets right in between the teeth to clean those "hard to reach areas" without much effort needed from myself. The toothbrush removes plaque and it helps prevent tartar build up. You can also use it to clean the tongue. Overall this is a great toothbrush for the price. Once you have used the toothbrush a few times it becomes soft and gentle on the gums and it can be used with any toothpaste. The bristles don't lose their shape or position on the brush. Five stars from me! Plus I love the range of funky colours too!
I just got myself a new toothbrush the other day, but was going to pay a lot for one in Tesco when I came across some amazing deals in Home Bargains for a fraction of the price. I never have a particular type of brush in mind but I do like to get one that isn't completely flat as I feel it seems to get deeper into the teeth. There were quite a couple of options to choose from but in the end I opted for this ZigZag Plus toothbrush as it seemed to be the best one for me. APPEARANCE The brush has a really nice appearance to it and comes in quite a wide range of different colours. Of course, being a girl, I had to pick the bright pink toothbrush as it was my favourite out of blue and red but atleast theres variety. It thickens at the the end of the brush handle for a better grip and it has a few ridges. The brush head is zig zag edged and it has a few different colours of bristle to create a certain look to it. On the handle it also has the Colgate logo as well as the colour following it through. ZIG ZAG PLUS Now, the main things that this brush is trying to achieve is to be really effective at cleaning. The zig zag angled bristles are designed to reach deep between teeth to really clean. They work to reach back teeth and reach areas a lot easier. The handle is then designed with a grip and a flexible neck so that it adds comfort and control while brushing. Another bonus to this brush is also the fact that it has been recommended by dentists and hygenists. In terms of using the actual brush, I just put some toothpaste on the head which is quite narrow. I then run my brush under water and begin to brush. I was quite shocked when brushing with this brush as the head was a lot softer and more flexible than I had expected it to be as I normally use a lot firmer brush. However, I wasn't judging it by this factor as in terms of cleaning I could really feel the angled bristles getting into all of the hard to reach places. The brush is easy to hold with the grip on the handle as it just gets a firmer hold and the flexible head sort of bends with every move to make sure you can really direct your brush to the best. I was very happy with using it and it is also very light in weight. Once I had finished my brushing, I rinsed my brush and mouth and after now using this for a week I am pleased with the results. I feel my teeth are looking a lot cleaner and it hasn't missed many places. I have smoother feeling teeth and I am continuing to keep using this brush due to my very good results. I'd recommend this brush completely as for the price you get a trustworthy brand and you get a brush that reaches all angles to clean effectively and thoroughly. You get a choice of colours on your brush and really what more can you want? It'll last the standard time a brush lasts but for the price it is cheap enough to replace it. COST So, as I said before, I purchased my Colgate Zig Zag Plus toothbrush from Home Bargains for the small price of 49p for one brush. However for a pack of 3 it is just 89p or something like that if you are buying for a family but I was happy to try the one first. For more information go to http://www.colgate.co.uk
I love the way toothbrushes often have random and extreme names - I once owned a 'PlaxBlaster', and now I have a 'ZigZag Plus'. I'm not sure how exactly the 'plus' version is any better than the standard 'ZigZag' but i'm sure there are some differences which toothbrush fetishists will be able to point out. Manufactured by Colgate, the brush itself is available in a range of different garish colours; the one I have is luminous orange, but I could have opted for a lime green, or a girlie pink variety - to date I've never owned a pink toothbrush, and I don't intend to in the near future either :) In terms of the brushing experience, the ZigZag plus is comfortable to hold, and has a rubber grip which will ensure that it doesn't fly out of your hand whilst you're using it, potentially killing any passing gerbils - no-one wants to be responsible for a careless brushing-related rodent death. You can purchase this particular toothbrush on its own for 99p, or opt for the very reasonably priced three brush multipack from Tesco for around £2.50. Design & Use - - - - - - - - - The bristles are... well... zig zag in design, apparently to allow for a "deep, interdentally clean" - and actually, it does feel like you can get right in between the teeth when you're using it. I personally opted for the 'medium' bristled version, which when used, feels like plaque is being brushed away, whilst at the same time not brushing away my gums with it, as can sometimes feel like the case with a 'hard' bristled version. Final Word - - - - - - - At the end of the day, the ZigZag Plus is an effective brush at a reasonable price - but to be honest, it's really no better or worse than any other brush I've owned in the past. All I can say is that it works, and I may well consider buying another one in the future.
Colgate Zig Zag Plus toothbrush This toothbrush has a nice feel to it as it has a more comfortable grip to the handle for a much easier control when brushing your teeth. This is because of the banded ribs around the brush about a third of the way along the brush and the unique style of the handle itself. The brush is made up of three different types of bristles which are each coloured differently so you get three bands of colour and size of bristle. Combined they make a good scrubbing toothbrush which gets into all areas easily and leaves your teeth with a sparkling clean finish. I bought this toothbrush while shopping the other day and was not looking for a particular type of toothbrush, just something that would do the job. I think this one does really well and would like to recommend it to others like myself who do not like the battery alternatives out there. Made by Colgate which are part of the Palmolive group, you know it is going to be good quality and won't snap under some pressure. It is thicker and more durable than most other toothbrushes I have used and has the ability to get right between the teeth for good cleansing. There are three levels of bristle strength and they are soft medium and hard. I chose the medium which seems quite adequate and does not make my gums bleed as some harsher brushes have done in the past. I paid £1. For it which I thought was a reasonable price to pay for this make of toothbrush. The packaging is red and purple on a cardboard backing with in white (Colgate) written at the top and (zigzag) written next to that, with a yellow plus under that, and a small picture of the brush head, with medium soft or hard written across the hanging hook part of the cardboard backing. The toothbrush is held to this backing with a plastic cover. Details of the brush and its use are on the back in a variety of different languages for continental use. It also has a guide on proper usage too. I found to be useful. The Colgate Company started business in 1806 as a soap and candle company later enriching itself with toothpaste in a jar in 1873. Joining forces with Johnson and Johnson in 1896 they branched out in over 88 countries with over 55 variants on their products. This is Quite an impressive History. If you would like to investigate Colgate further you can reach it on Colgate .com. I found it interesting I hope you will do too.