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Colgate Cushion Clean Toothbrush Review

A modern and user-friendly design, Colgate’s new toothbrush aims to provide a gentle yet thorough clean by reducing the size of the bristle head. This advantage gives us the ability to access ones back teeth, easily and effectively.

Colgate Cushion Clean toothbrush

Colgate Cushion Clean Toothbrush

Our Verdict

7.7/10

  • Design
  • Durability and Usability
  • Value for Money

Pros

  • Soft and comfortable bristles are gentle on your teeth and gums
  • Able to reach back teeth easily, great for cleaning molars
  • Provides a polishing feeling when brushing

Cons

  • Doesn't clean inbetween teeth very well, bristles tend to stay on the outstide part of your teeth
  • Small brush head, so reduced cleaning surface
  • Non biodegradable

Technical Details

  • Dimensions
    19cm long and 2cm wide
  • Notable Materials
    Material unknown - Most likely a form of plastic
  • Manufacturing Country
    China
  • Warranty Information

Full Review

If you are looking for a toothbrush that can get to your back teeth easily, this brush is a good choice. Need a smaller size brush head because you have a small mouth but don’t want to buy a kids brush then the Cushion Clean Toothbrush by Colgate is something to consider.

Now, not all mouths are the same and when you want a smaller toothbrush for one reason or another, it can be a challenge to find it, especially one that cleans well.

Let’s have an in-depth look at Colgate’s new designed Cushion Clean toothbrush.

Colgates Cushion Clean Toothbrush in its packaging

The Packaging of the Cushion Clean Toothbrush by Colgate

Packaging and Details

Taking Colgate’s Cushion Clean Toothbrush out of its packaging was pretty easy. You just turn it over and open it up from the back. Some brushes can be an nightmare to get out of the packaging.. not this one.

The packaging itself is a very clean and the information upon it is easy to read. You can see the product very clearly and you now what you are buying.

Colgate mentions it’s got “super dense thin bristles”. And there’s an asterix which then says “Versus Colgate, Extra Clean soft brush.” So we’ll have to look at that brush as well, at some point and do a comparison.. A brush off!!

Looking at the packaging, it’s really nice, on the back it’s got three main points about the brush.

3 Product Points

  1. Seven times more tough density than the Colgate Extra Clean soft brush.
  2. It’s got a 3.5 millimetre thin head for easy access to clean back teeth.
  3. Gently polishes teeth and massages gums.
Colgates Cushion Clean Toothbrush back of packaging

Details on the back of the packaging. Source image – Chemist Warehouse

Colgate prides itself in providing “oral education to over 13 million children across Australia and New Zealand”.

That’s great to know and it’s fantastic they are giving back and supporting kids with their dental hygiene (even if it’s to get them brushing with Colgate products).

It also stipulates “after use rinse toothbrush head thoroughly, shake off excess water and store upright”. Important to know so the brush is kept clean.

The packaging also says, “Dentists and hygienists recommend replacing your toothbrush every three months”. This is correct and not a marketing ploy.

Regards to product warranty, there wasn’t anything on the package and unfortunately could’t find anything directly associated with the brush itself. If you did have any issue with the brush you’d have to contact Colgate Australia.

First Impressions

The first thing I noticed when taking it out of the packaging was its weight. It feels extremely  lightweight. I’m actually really surprised how light this brush is. Feels like you could hold it forever!

It’s a good looking brush, modern in design with a fresh new look to the typical toothbrush styles that are currently out there.

Colgates Cushion Clean Toothbrush

The brush comes in 4 colours; Green, Blue, Pink and White. Image source – HKTVmall.com

If I were to choose a word to describe it I’d probably go with ‘ergonomic’. The shape and flow of the brushes’ handle, along with the brush head itself,  is aesthetically pleasing to the eye and although the brush that I’m reviewing is pink (I’m not a huge fan of pink) it’s a light pink that looks fairly glamorous, if one could say that about a toothbrush.

Design Features

When you’re holding it, it has some raised dots that are on the front and back of the brush, in the grip zone. Just enough to count but nothing over the top like some brushes have.

Colgate Cushion Clean toothbrush has raised dots

Colgate’s Cushion Clean Toothbrush has raised dots to give a better grip as you brush

The neck and head of the brush looks to be quite flexible giving the toothbrush the ability to slightly bend when it’s in your mouth. Greater flexibility means greater accessibility. Thumbs up on this!

Bristles

The bristles itself are very high density (just as the packaging states) and seem to be designed in a smart way.

They feel soft but sturdy. Colgate has opted for one pink bristle section in the middle of the brush (pink colour option) and eight white columns of bristles around the outer area. The outer bristles are slightly raised which I hope provides a flossing action. We will see and time will tell. Stand by.

Bristles stand at 13mm high. I believe this may be a factor to clean back teeth. Shorter the bristle the better you’ll be able to access difficult areas to reach. My thoughts anyway!

Colgate's Cushion Clean Toothbrush head size

The brush head size is a lot smaller than your typical toothbrush

The Brush Head

The toothbrush head itself is much smaller than a lot of other brushes that I’ve seen on the market and Colgate has specifically designed it that way to give you access to the back teeth and hard to access areas, like your molars.

The shape of the head looks to resemble that of an electric toothbrush or something that’s probably used more commonly in a dental office. Possible inspiration?

The foundation of the head is very thin at 3.5 millimetres and you can definitely see the advantage of a design like this.

If you flip the brush over you’ll see that the bristles portray a gentle pattern which gives it a nice finishing touch.

A behind look of Colgate's Cushion Clean Toothbrush

A pattern emerges when looking at the toothbrush from behind

Using the Brush

I think the best way to use this product would be just follow the dentists’ and hygienists’ recommendations for brushing. 2 mins and keeping the brush at a 45 degree angle and taking your time on the upper, lower front and back sections of your teeth.

The product is made for most people to use. People who have a small mouth or not able to be access certain areas of their mouths would greatly appreciate this brush, due to small head and condensed bristles.

If  you’ve got a disability and you need certain dental appliances, it may stop you from using this brush but saying that, it’s reasonably easy to hold and grasp.

Testing the Cushion Clean Toothbrush by Colgate

Giving Colgates new brush a go

Testing the Brush

I’ve just brushed my teeth with the new Colgate cushion foaming clean toothbrush. My first impression while brushing has been a very favourable one. I’m quite happy with how it felt while brushing my teeth this morning.

I would say, it gets into the areas where needed. It’s small enough to fit around your teeth and gums.

A side look at the Cushion Clean toothbrush by Colgate

A nice small brush head with a flexible neck that cushions your brushing actions

It feels like it massages your gums and teeth as you brush, and it does actually foam up the toothpaste that’s in your mouth. So that’s a good thing and an honest account by Colgate.

The bristles design is a little disappointing to be honest.

I found that the brush’s bristles stay mostly on the outside of the teeth and it doesn’t really get in between the teeth. This is an important point as that’s where most plaque and tartar build up occurs.

A side view of the Cushion Clean Toothbrush

The bristles are raised around the outer edge stopping the brush from connecting completely with your teeth

I’ve interviewed dentists in the past and I know how strongly they refer to having something that not only cleans the outside of the tooth but in between them as well.

You may say interdental brushes are designed for that job and you’d be correct. But having a brush that gets in there like a interdental brush or floss is an amazing feeling and worth mentioning. So that’s something to note. But overall it was a very pleasant brushing experience.

Piksters interdental brushes

It’s best practice to use not only a good toothbrush but either interdental brushes or floss

The flexible head and neck was surprising really good. It ‘cushioned’ the brushing forces that we humans tend to do. Most people apply a lot of pressure when brushing. They think the harder you brush the better the clean will be. Unfortunately this isn’t the case and you could be potentially causing damage to teeth and gums.

Tip – Let the brush do the work and think of your hand as the guidance the toothbrush needs to get the job done.

My Partners Thoughts –  A Second Review

So what do you think after looking at this toothbrush, what’s your first impressions of the brush?

I really liked the pink colour (how did I know you were going to say that babe). The top of the brush  looks like it might be similar to a kid’s brush.  I think it looks like it would get into your back teeth really well, compared to those bigger brushes. I’d be willing to try it and see if it really gets to the back of my teeth where I always have problems reaching. Overall it looks good.

What do you think of the design of it?

I don’t know why but it’s so wide at the bottom (the handle), but I don’t mind it. I guess it’s so thin at the top to really get to those hard-to-reach places.

How do you rate the bristles after feeling them?

It feels soft, but not overly soft, which I quite like. I don’t know if you’d have to use this alongside with something else. If this is just to reach those back teeth and then you’d use your regular toothbrush or not. It’s something I’d have to try.

What was your first impression when using the toothbrush?

I really like it, it was great that it got all the way to my back teeth. It felt quite spongy and wasn’t abrasive on my teeth. It was like I was at the dentist for a polish.

Was there any negative comments about the brush?

Just that it doesn’t feel like it doesn’t give as good a job on my front teeth as the back. Oh and it didn’t brush in between my teeth as good. More on the surface of my teeth.

Price and Value

As of writing this review, the RRP is $5.99. This represents reasonable valve given that the brush gets into areas of your mouth that can be extremely hard for some other brands on the market to achieve.

We would anticipate that the price may reduce and discounts should be available through different online and retail stores Australia wide. So keep an eye out!

Usage Timeline

  • Initial Usage
    Condition: Excellent

    • Enjoyed the feel of the brush in my hand
    • Reaches the back teeth with ease
    • Feels feel like it’s staying on the top of my teeth and not getting in between my teeth

  • 2 Weeks of Use
    Condition: Great

    • The brush is cleaning my teeth well
    • The bristles are softening up nicely
    • Still feeling like it's staying on the top of my teeth and not getting in between my teeth

  • 1 Month of Use
    Condition: Great

    • The more I use this toothbrush the more I like it
    • The bristles are improving if that's possible?
    • Really loving the small neck and brush head, it's a huge benefit with this brush

Overall

All in all, it’s an impressive brush, I must say. Colgate has really thought about what the customer would like in a brush.

Saying that the bristles could be better in getting in between teeth and accessing those small, tighter areas. But this one disadvantage is in the company of some quality advantages and benefits for the user.

The bristles do, however, improve as you continue to use the toothbrush. They soften up nicely but still provided enough support where needed.

Colgate’s Cushion Clean toothbrush is a brush that you should try for yourself and see if you like it. $6.00 is pretty good for a 3-month dental investment.

If you have tried it and have feedback, please leave a comment below and let our readers know 😊

Andrew Adams

By Andrew Adams

Created at April 02, 2020, Updated at September 16, 2021

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