I have a confession to make.

You see the photo of me on the top right of the page here? It was taken at the moment that I reached the summit of Mount Snowdon, which I climbed with the fantastic TeamHonk to raise funds for Red Nose Day.

Although I was utterly exhausted I was elated at having made it when more than once I wasn’t sure if I would. It was a special moment & was captured so expertly by the awesomesaucesome Mammasaurus that it’s now one of my favourite photos. When I decided that my blog pic needed updating it was an obvious choice.

My confession? It’s photoshopped. A bit.

Normally I hate that sort of thing but I felt I had to make an exception here. In the original I had 2 teeth missing. It really spoiled what should have been a great photo!

I’d had a temporary replacement for an old bridge put in before leaving for Snowdon – but it only went and fell out, and too late for me to get it fixed! Very embarrassing.

To my mind this photo is how I should have looked. And did, when those &*$! teeth stayed in. So thank you, Mammadentisaurus!

1-DSC00828For most of my life I’ve had problem teeth; I’m not really sure why. So I was delighted to have been given this shiny new Colgate ProClinical A1500 rechargeable sonic toothbrush for review.

It’s definitely a toothbrush unlike any other that I’ve ever used.

It has 3 different types of cleaning action:

  • slow, with side-to-side strokes for tooth surfaces
  • mid-speed, with both vertical & horizontal strokes for getting rid of plaque along the gum line
  • faster, with vertical strokes for getting in the hard-to-reach places behind & between teeth.

It also has 3 modes: Optimum (mid-speed only), Deep Clean (fast only) and Auto – the one I use the most –  which automatically switches to the right speed & action as you go.

I definitely notice a difference. With my teeth as they are gingivitis (gum disease) is a real threat so it feels great when my brush goes up a gear as it hits my gum line!

It is a bit tricky getting the hang of holding it the right way to ensure the right speed & action kicks in when it should. The manual states that it can take up to 2 weeks to adjust to this new way of teeth-cleaning, so I was disappointed that there’s almost nothing in the manual by way of instruction. You just have to pick it up as you go, although it does feel quite instinctive.

That aside if you’re looking for a new toothbrush – and especially if like me you have problem teeth & need something a bit special – I can definitely recommend this one.


Apart from the product I received no compensation for this review. All the words – even the big ones – are my own.


One thought on “Teeth”

  1. Gum disease can be terrible. A gradual weakening of our gums can lead to tooth loss; forcing us to alter our diet and meaning that we lose our award winning smile. It is therefore vitally important that treatment for gum disease is sought as soon as it is identified. The more advanced the condition, the more likely that surgical treatments will be necessary. Thanks.

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