Colgate Wisp: Product Review

What: Kathryn falls madly in love with the Colgate Wisp

The Lowdown: I have a borderline obsessive-compulsive disorder when it comes to teeth brushing. May be it’s the 4 years (yes..f-o-u-r) of braces that made me paranoid about all things related to teeth. May be it’s the fact that I absolutely hate that “fuzzy” feeling you get on your teeth after eating. Or may be it’s that I would rather be a contestant on “Flavor of Love” than go to the dentist.

Enter the Colgate Wisp

This single use “mini toothbrush” with a liquid bead center is the answer to my neurotic prayers. They are small enough to fit into your clutch bag (I know because I carry them) and pack enough bad breath fighting gel to get rid of severe garlic breath (I know because they saved me from a particular “stinky” situation at a local book party). The brush doesn’t require any water, so it’s quite portable. The concept isn’t anything new, it reminds me of the chew sticks folks use in West Africa and there’s been a version available at truck stops for years, but previous incarnations required water and/or weren’t this compact.

Yea or Nay: Double, Triple, Yea!

Buy it: Colgate Wisp Portable Mini-Brush, for $8.49 at drugstore.com, but you can save $.50 by heading to your local Wal-Mart or Target.

Note: No Colgate didn’t pay me for this. But if someone from Colgate is reading this.. hook a sister (and her readers) up with some more Wisps.