I love gadgets and I'm especially fond of toothbrushes. It might sound a bit bonkers, but I have always felt you should invest as much as you can in your teeth. Dental work is very expensive, not to mention pretty unpleasant! A little time and money spent now, could prevent a lot of pain, and even more money spent, later on. It's also reassuring to know you are doing the best for your teeth. You only get one adult set, after all. So, when True Company offered to send us a new design of toothbrush, worth £150, to review, how could I say no? Curiosity won me over and I couldn't wait to give it a try. The good news is, they have also agreed to send one to a lucky winner, so don't forget to enter the competition at the bottom of the post!
When the Mirai Toothbrush arrived, it was presented in a high quality box, with all the hallmarks of being a superior product. The instructions were brief, but very straightforward, and told me all I needed to know about my new gadget. It looked pretty space-age and was smaller than I was expecting, but with a much bigger head than I'm used to. There are various levels of vibration, allowing for personal preference, all providing a gentle, but effective massage motion. The appliance is made entirely of silicone and is very comfortable to hold. The silicone promotes good hygiene by fighting the build up of bacteria and promoting a much more sanitary experience. The high-intensity pulsation is far removed from the usual heavy-duty vibration from a cheaper device, that can be overpowering and lead to an uncomfortable ringing in the ears. It is surprisingly powerful though and might be worth starting on a lower setting to begin with, if you are not used to it.
The biggest difference I noticed, compared to my usual model, was in the bristles. As you can see from the picture above, they are tapered, and quite chunky. This feels a little strange to begin with, and takes a bit of getting used to. When I used it for the first time, the effect wasn't as obvious as I was used to, and I was unsure if it was as thorough. Once I had finished though, I was immediately pleased with the result. Straight away, it felt as good as a professional polish and this made me realise that, over time, this product, despite the cost, could pay for itself. There were only a couple of minor negatives. The appliance is charged via a USB, which is a little less convenient than having the charger available in the bathroom where you are inevitably going to use the product. The silcone also delivers a sightly strange taste and sensation. I quickly got used to it, and I am happy to say it is my preferred device now, but, I will admit, initially, it was a bit like chewing a flip flop. However, I would highly recommend persevering with this new design, as it offers a sparkling result in spite of it's smaller size!