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Despite several attempts to get into using an electric toothbrush I just can't get on with them. I've decided I'm Old School when it comes to dental care!
I've used a whole range of toothbrushes over the years, but one type I've bought on many occasions is the Wisdom Regular toothbrush, with 'medium' softness bristles.
My latest purchase of Wisdom Regular toothbrushes are labelled as Wisdom Regular Plus, although how something can be described as still being regular when it's actually MORE than regular is a question to keep scholars up at night. In any case, I bought a three pack of these toothbrushes in my local Savers store for about £1.50.
They come in a cardboard-backed blister pack. This type of packaging usually comes with a perforated box on the back of the cardboard but these come with a tiny 'easy open' bottom left corner where the plastic layer can be separated from the card. The packaging claims the toothbrushes have "easy grip handle design for better brushing control" and "multi-level filaments for thorough cleaning".
The toothbrushes themselves have a white body with trim in a variety of colours. The latest pack I bought has purple, blue and bright pink toothbrushes within. I suppose this is so each member of a family can have a differently coloured brush, and so there's no confusion in the bathroom as to whose brush is whose when they're all stored together. Each brush has the Wisdom logo at the bottom of the handle, and then curves into a slightly convex shape with ridges at the top, presumably the easy grip feature of the handle. The brush then narrows at the neck, curving into a slightly concave shape just before the head. The heads themselves are all formed from blue and white bristles, no matter what colour the handle is.
The nylon bristles are arranged into a long oval shape, with the blue bristles forming a 'T' shape within the white ones. The blue bristles at the top of the 'T' are the longest by a couple of mm, and looking at the side profile of the brush, the top blue bristles curve into a convex shape, with the white ones and the vertical part of the blue T forming a second, lower convex curve, producing a distorted 'm' shape.
I've been very pleased with these toothbrushes. Since I have dodgy joints I always appreciate contoured handles that are easier and more comfortable to hold. The bristles are anchored firmly within the handle and I've never had any of them fall out, unlike with cheaper brushes I've tried.
The bristles feel quite soft against my gums and haven't made them bleed. The contouring of the neck and the 'm' shape of the bristles definitely helps me reach my very back teeth when cleaning, again more so than many other brushes I've tried.
After regular brushing my teeth feel clean and smooth, so I know the brush is removing plaque as well as food particles, and since my gums don't bleed I know that the bristles are not too hard.
In conclusion, I'm very pleased with these toothbrushes. Whilst I have no particular brand loyalty when it comes to dental care, these brushes do the job and, when bought in a multipack, are not particularly expensive as each brush costs me just 50p.
Hubby has very sensitive gums and finds the 'regular' bristles of these brushes to be too hard for him so I have a packet of these brushes to myself. Since dentists tell us to change our brushes every three or four months, I've got the best part of a year's worth of toothbrushes in this pack, which I consider good value.
Tooth brushes are an everyday essential. I am still in the dark ages with my manual brush but I like it. I follow a regime of brushing, flossing and mouthwash twice a day.
I change my tooth brush every other month and I am not overly fussy about what type it is as long as it is from a brand I trust. This month's tooth brush came in the form a pack of three from the Poundshop costing a pound.
The wisdom regular tooth brush is nothing special to look at but it does the job. The brush boasts an 'easy grip handle' for better brushing control and 'multi-level filaments' for thorough cleaning. The easy grip handle consists of a contoured plastic handle with rubber grips. The plastic handle is white and the rubber grips are coloured. The multi level filaments or brush head are soft and compact and I have never had one fall to bits of have bristles come loose.
The size of the brush head is just right for a good dollop of toothpaste and the length of the handle makes it very easy to control the brush while brushing my teeth. The brush head is a good size and easy to get to the back of my mouth to brush those hard to reach wisdom teeth.
I feel the toothbrush does a good job of removing food debris and keeps my teeth looking sparkly clean. The medium bristles are comfortable for my gums and cause me no irritation. The brush also comes in soft and hard bristle format.
The brush is easy to keep clean and does not have any areas where toothpaste can build up. The brush continues to look good after 8 weeks of twice daily use but I choose to discard it for a new one.
At the end of the day this is a good basic toothbrush and does exactly what it should for a good price.
Think you for reading.
This product is sold in a variety of colours, and is about £1.99 for a single toothbrush, which is about average for a manual toothbrush which isn't own brand.
The toothbrush does look stylish - mine is purple and white. There are purple rubber patches on the handle, in a type of pattern, to add grip and make it look more attractive. Wisdom is written in silver on the white handle, and the bristles are a mixture of purple and white, with a mixture of lengths so they reach in between teeth for a thorough clean.
I find the bristles are reasonably stiff, without hurting your gums. This toothbrush leaves my mouth feeling very clean after use and removes plaque very well. The bristles don't fall out easily and also don't get bent, even though I often have to travel with it squashed in a bag with other bathroom items. The handle is comfortable to hold.
To conclude, this is a good toothbrush which is not too expensive. It leaves your teeth very clean after use and manages to clean even in between teeth. However, it may not appeal to everyone as many people would rather have an electric toothbrush.