Colgate ProClinical Electric Toothbrush – A Review!

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30 days ago I wrote about how I was about to embark upon the 30 day challenge offered to me with my new Colgate ProClinical A1500 electric toothbrush. The brush, which is exceptionally pricey compared to others on the market comes with the challenge to try it for 30 days and then, if after that you are not satisfied, you can take it back for a full money back guarantee… Quite confident isn’t it! I wouldn’t ordinarily spend over £150 on such an item but with a guarantee like that I think they must know that it’s good and you wouldn’t want to take it back so worth giving a go huh!

I’ve been using it for the 30 days now and I would be very reluctant to take it back to Boots where it is exclusively sold right now. I have experienced cleaning on a daily basis that I would usually only find when I have visited the Dentist for a clean and polish. From the very first time I used it I felt that it was cleaning my teeth in a way I could never manage on my own or with any other electrical toothbrush that I have tried in the past – there have been a few and I have never really seen the point.

I have often bought the cheapest toothbrush going because when I’ve spent out it hasn’t seemed to make a difference, until now. This toothbrush really has made a difference to brushing my teeth however and I’ve been raving about it to my family.

The brush has an auto-pilot if you will and thanks to distinct smart sensors it automatically adjusts to engage different speeds and cleaning actions based on the position you hold it in your mouth, changing from gums to teeth.

The new Colgate® ProClinical™ A1500 automatically adjusts to deliver;

  • Mid speed in-out massaging strokes for the gum line
  • Slower side-to-side strokes for teeth surfaces
  • Fast, up-down strokes for molars

It never feels uncomfortable or painful when using and if you brush in the same place for more than 30 seconds it gives a pulsation to alert you and let you know it’s time to move to another area. I also like the fact you can’t brush your teeth for too little or too long a time because after the desired cleaning time a timer lets you know by stopping the brush.

I often find when brushing my teeth I gag because just having a brush in my mouth feels alien but this one is very slim and it’s angled so that when at the back of your mouth reaching the back teeth it doesn’t interfere with your tongue. It’s very clever. You also don’t have to brush up and down but just let the brush slowly move over your teeth and it does everything for you.

Having digital technology allows it to do so much that other brushes can’t and there are three modes to choose from when brushing. I liked the deep clean mode but tried all three and even with deep clean the motion felt like it was being gentle on my gums. My teeth honestly feel polished and look really clean after use and for a good few hours after so as far as I’m concerned I shan’t be taking it for my money back guarantee and will be hanging on to it. I also really like the case it comes with which stores the handle and has room for two heads, very compact.

What don’t I like about it?

Well, it is still a big out lay of money and I’m not sure that I could get my head around why until I’d used it. The plus is of course that they offer the money back guarantee if you’re not satisfied. I think it would be a little more appealing in the first place if it was a little cheaper but having used it I can see why it is so expensive.

It’s quite annoying that it only comes with one toothbrush head. Additional heads are quite expensive and although I think they will last a long time, a lot longer than a regular brush, it would be nice, for the price of the whole unit, if it came with at least two in the pack so at least both adults in the house can start using it without spending anymore money.

My third point would be that the charger and plug it comes with is a two-pronged plug. Fine if you have a two-pronged socket in your bathroom and it can be stored in the charger (it also has two spikes to keep two heads on) but I don’t and had to buy an adaptor in order to do the charging. Not a biggy but it would be nice if an adaptor came with it.

I’ve been using my brush with Colgate Total Interdental tooth paste and have found the combination of the two products most satisfactory although I have tried the brush with other tooth pastes and it still gives a fantastic clean. I mentioned to my dentist that I was using this and she said she thinks it’s a really good brush for me. She’s seen it at a trade event before it was on sale and said she was pleased it was now available to buy. FACT!

I have not been paid for this post but I have been sent the two products mentioned for trial and review purposes.