Pretty Neat

Get your teeth sparkling clean in less time with this com­pact, bat­tery-pow­ered brush.

Simply Her (Singapore) - - Smartshopper | New - BY RACHEL XIE

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.”

– Rachel

Pana­sonic Pocket Doltz Tooth­brush EW-DS11, $34.90 (bat­tery not in­cluded),

from Best Denki, Ise­tan Scotts, Takashimaya D.S. and Tangs Or­chard.

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