Get your teeth sparkling clean in less time with this compact, battery-powered brush.
I once timed my tooth-brushing routine and was amazed to find that it took me almost seven minutes – I’m thorough like that. But seven minutes every morning and night is far too much time to spend on my million-dollar smile, important as it is.
The Panasonic Pocket Doltz Toothbrush, a 16cm-long sonic vibration gizmo, operates at a staggering 16,000 strokes a minute – so my teeth were perfectly shiny in three minutes. All I had to do was move my arm horizontally so that the brush head could do its work on each tooth.
STYLISH AND PRACTICAL
1 The brush head is roughly the size of an adult’s molar, while the cup-shaped bristles are longer at the top and bottom so they can easily eliminate gunk stuck between teeth. 2 The bristles are soft enough to stimulate blood circulation in the gums without inducing bleeding – a frequent problem with my regular ol’ toothbrush. 3 I don’t have to charge the toothbrush – it runs on a single AAA battery which lasts up to three months on average. 4 It comes with a cap, so I don’t have to worry about my bathroom’s resident lizard crawling over the brush head at night. 5 When capped, the slim metallic case could pass off as a tube of mascara. And it comes in five colours too! Perfect for refreshing your pearly whites in style after lunch.
ONE TEENY PROBLEM
I’d have appreciated rubber pads on the sides of the handle to cushion the vibration of the toothbrush. SH
VERDICT “It’s pretty, travel-friendly and gets my teeth clean in double-quick time, with half the effort. That’s plenty to smile about.”
Panasonic Pocket Doltz Toothbrush EW-DS11, $34.90 (battery not included),
from Best Denki, Isetan Scotts, Takashimaya D.S. and Tangs Orchard.