Review :: Preserve Toothbrush
About a month ago, while in Target, I came across a clearance sale of natural and eco-friendly body care products. One of the products I picked up was a Preserve Products Soft Bristle Toothbrush in a “mail back” package. The toothbrush originally retailed for $2.99, but I scored 3 for $0.74 each. The toothbrushes are made from 100% recycled materials, except for the nylon bristles (that would be kinda gross) and have a dentist designed curved handle. Here is more about them from Preserve Product’s website :
We consulted closely with dental professionals to create a toothbrush that gets your teeth cleaner but minimizes your impact on the environment. The design includes a curved handle for those hard-to-reach places and a three-level bristle arrangement to massage your gums. And while the bristles are brand new, the handle is made from recycled yogurt cups.
Enjoy the same best selling Preserve Toothbrush whether you choose the Travel Case or Mail Back Pack. The Mail Back Pack is a revolutionary approach to packaging. The lightweight package doubles as a return envelope. Just pop your used Preserve toothbrush inside and send it back to us for recycling (our dentist friends recommend replacing your brush every three months!). You can also recycle it via our Gimme 5 program.
- Powered by recycled yogurt cups™
- Handle 100% recycled #5 plastic; bristles new nylon
- Easy-to-grip curved handle
- Tiered bristles for gentle, thorough cleaning
- Completely recyclable after use
- Toothbrush replacement subscription service available
- BPA free
- Made in the USA
- Ultra Soft
- Grass Green
- Midnight Blue
- Sky Blue
I have been using it for about a month and I really like it. I thought it was a little strange at first because the toothbrush head itself is curved backwards and the bristle area seemed a little on the short side. I found however, that those quirks work really well for my mouth. I still have all of my wisdom teeth and find it difficult to reach them to give them a good brushing. That is part of the reason why I was loving oil pulling, because it cleaned ALL of my teeth. The small brush head and the way it is curved, makes it easy to reach those back teeth and the small head allows me to actually brush across the surface area without banging into the back of my mouth too much. I can even give the sides of these wisdom teeth a good brushing as well. The handle is comfortable and feels like a good ergonomic design. I also like that these toothbrushes are eco-friendly in their design, by being made from recycled materials and you can recycle them as well. The ones I bought came in a “mail back” pouch. On the back of the package is a bulk mail stamp and address. You just pop the used toothbrush back in the package, seal close and drop in the mail. Pretty nifty!
$2.99 is a little pricey to me to pay for a toothbrush, but…I actually feel that this one is worth it. Of course, right now I have a 9 month supply if I replace it every 3 months, so I might feel differently when it’s time to replace at the 9 month mark. I guess I am going to have to stay on the look out for another clearance sale…