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I have my Oral B electric toothbrush that I swear by, however there are the occasions when it runs out of battery and as I am lazy I take time to put it on the charger. It is on these occasions and also when travelling that I have to resort back to the classic manual brush and I make sure that there is a good quality brush to fall back on.
Asides from the actual brush head the other thing that I look for in a toothbrush is the handle. This is an item that is one of the most used by any person so at least I want to have a comfortable grip when I am using it. A grip that is firm that I don't have to keep readjusting the position of my hands and the easygrip contained here allows me this comfort. I know it sounds a bit over the top just for a grip but the amount of difference it makes is great compared to the cheaper value toothbrushes that come in multipacks.
The actual brush itself is firm but the right level of firmness so that it can end up being pricky. That usually happens with the cheaper toothbrushes and this can cause a lot of gum bleeding initially till the brush is worn in to. Thankfully that is not the case here. The brush does have different levels of indentation. By that I mean that is isn't completely flat and this does make cleaning your teeth with this tooth brush much more efficient. You really feel the effect compared to the flat toothbrush and I would definitely make sure any brushes I use in the future have similar brush heads. I am used to using the circular small brush heads as I normally use an electric toothbrush but there is something satisfied about the rectangular heads.
This is priced not quite at the budget rate and this is because it isn't a budget toothbrush. It costs around £1.50 at Boots and you can't get a deal buying this as part of a multibuy set of toothbrushes. However I can say that if you are looking for something, comfortable and firm and a toothbrush that you know will last you for many months that you really can go wrong with this Wisdom toothbrush.
Recently when I bought toothbrushes, I have bought the multipacks of cheap toothbrushes as they seemed like good value. I have been using these cheap toothbrushes for a couple of months now and they do a basic job, but I have noticed they don't do as good a job as the more expensive brushes I used to use. I have therefore resorted to spending a little more for quality rather than quantity.
When shopping in Boots, I opted for this one as it looked to be of good quality, was from a name I recognised and the packaging and price and quite convincing.
--- The Packaging ---
The toothbrush is backed onto a piece of card with a plastic wrap around it to secure it to the card and to protect it from damage. The package is 23cm x 4cm x 1.5cm in size which is very similar to all other models and makes of toothbrush available. The card back is a mixture of orange, blue, silver, purple and white, which makes the pack very attractive to the eye. The plastic is shaped to fit around the toothbrush, which stops the brush from moving or rattling around. The rear of the pack highlights the many features of the brush which make it so good for cleaning teeth.
Some of these features include (taken from pack):
Interdental filaments for effective cleaning of tooth surfaces, between teeth and along gum lines.
Angled neck to help provide easy access to all areas of the mouth.
Easy grip handle.
--- The Brush ---
The actual brush is 18cm long has has a cylindrical shaft which is made from a colourless plastic. At the base of the shaft there is the Wisdom logo in silver and then wrapped all around it to the top there is a blue plastic that acts as a grip. This grip also allows the toothbrush to securely lie face up on a surface without it rolling over and contaminating the brush head.
The brush head 3cm long and 1cm wide at the widest. The bristles protrude 1cm from the plastic head and are a mixture of blue and white in colour. To the touch they feel quite firm and hard, however this is a medium grade brush.
When your hands and the shaft are dry, they grip works really well in giving you a solid hold of the toothbrush, however I have found that when you have wet hands, the brush is really hard to grip properly and it slips around a lot.
I have found the actual brush itself to be very good. I have always used medium brushes and this has to be one of the better ones that I have used. The bristles aren't to harsh which makes them good for cleaning my teeth, but they are quite soft on my gums. I found my old brush to be quite harsh on my gums, which is a stark contrast to this brush. I find that the brush is very easy to control in my mouth and can access all areas quite easily.
I have been using this brush for a while now and normally by now the bristles would of started to fray outwards, however this brush still looks in very good condition.
--- Where To Buy ---
So far I have only seen this brush in Boots and it cost me just over £1.50. aside from blue, it also comes in pink, purple and green.
--- The Verdict ---
I have used many different brushes in the past year, many of which were quite cheap. Compared to all these brushes, this brush is very good quality and very good value. It has a good strong brush that works well to clean my teeth but doesn't cut my gums. It has a good solid grip that is good when you are dry, but sadly is pretty useless when wet.
Overall I am going to give this 4/5
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