I full admit I am not sure who I am anymore. I never thought I would be the person to buy a $15 toothbrush for myself OR my kid. I also never thought I would be writing an unpaid toothbrush review on my blog, but here we are.
I never really paid attention to which toothbrush I bought. It was usually mid-priced, on sale, or pretty. I Have no idea my brush type or unique features. But when I was in Target buying our Christmas toothbrushes (not to be confused with our Easter toothbrushes) the Oral-B Clic caught my eye – mostly because it was half off. I didn’t wait for Christmas to try it out and for the first time in my life, I was impressed with a toothbrush. The Clic has disposable brush heads making it not only eco-friendly, but the handle is really heavy duty. Also, since the handle is metal the Clic is magnetic and comes with a round magnet to mount on your wall for toothbrush storage. As for the brush head, I’m not sure what is different, but I feel like my teeth are so much cleaner after a good brushing.
So now that you have your new toothbrush, what about your kiddos? Getting Mike to brush his teeth has always been a challenge. He is really sensitive to how it feels and the taste of the toothpaste. After our amazing dentist found a cavity, we decided it was time to invest in a solid toothbrush. Back to Target, I went and discovered the Colgate Hum toothbrush, which has quickly become a game-changer in our house.
The Hum for kids is basically the gamification of brushing teeth. When it comes time to brush teeth, kids start the app and the camera picks up on the augmented reality enhanced toothbrush. The two minute timer starts and they have to brush along with the ‘teeth’ to wipeout the monster. Getting rid of the monster means (when all the teeth are considered clean) they earn diamonds, open a prize box, and use the stars to unlock worlds, new games, and in app filters. Who knew this was what would get Mike excited about brushing his teeth! We paid about $15 for this brush and it was well worth the price.
So the moral of the story is not all toothbrushes are not made equal. Especially for kids who hate brushing their teeth.