Colgate ProClinical C250 Review


When we talk about electric toothbrushes, two names typically come up: Oral-B and Sonicare. But Colgate, the famous toothpaste and manual brush brand, also has its own line of electric brushes. The ProClinical C250 is one of them, and its affordable price is what first drew us to this model.

Can an electric brush that costs just under £25 really be that good? Yes, actually. While it can’t compare to a high-end Sonicare or Oral-B brush, it delivers an excellent cleaning that’s easy on the gums.

We took this brush for test run, but before we talk about the results, let’s take a look at what we liked and didn’t like about the ProClinical C250.

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  • Easy to use
  • Lightweight
  • Design feels like a manual brush
  • Soft bristles are gentle on the gums
  • 2-minute timer with quadpacer
  • 30-day money-back guarantee


  • Brush doesn’t sit in the charger well

The biggest issue we had with the C250 was charging. For some reason, the brush doesn’t sit properly on the charger, which can make recharging a little inconvenient. We had to wiggle it around to get it to fit properly, but once properly charged, the battery life was actually quite impressive.

Our Colgate ProClinical C250 Review

The ProClinical C250 is an entry-level brush in the Colgate lineup, so we weren’t expecting it to perform like a high-end electric brush. But we were surprised by how well it cleaned our teeth, especially considering its low price tag.

The brush cleans teeth using vibrations, and delivers up to 25,000 brush strokes per minute. It bristles don’t sweep or rotate, and you’ll have to make the same brushing motions you did with a manual brush. The difference is that the vibrations help remove up to five times more plaque than a regular brush.

One thing we were surprised about was the softness of the bristles. Electric brushes typically have harder bristles, which can be hard on the gums – especially if this is your first time using one. The C250’s brush heads are designed to reduce damage of the soft tissue, so your gums stay healthy.

We were also pleasantly surprised to find that this brush had a timer – with a quadpacer. Timers are a feature you don’t normally see on budget electric brushes. The two-minute timer turns the brush off once you’ve reached the dentist-recommend time. The 30-second pacer pauses the brushing for a moment to let you know that it’s time to move onto the next area of your mouth.

If you travel often, you’ll appreciate the travel cap that comes with this brush. Its slim and lightweight design also makes it a great option for on-the-go use.

Features at a Glance

  • Sonic cleaning action
  • Delivers 25,000 strokes per minute
  • Removes 5x more plaque than a manual brush
  • Built-in 2-minute timer with pacer
  • Lightweight, slim design
  • Travel cap
  • Spiral bristle design: inner bristles remove plaque; tapered outer bristles clean along the gumline

If you’re looking for an affordable electric toothbrush that’s travel-friendly and offers a convenient timer, the Colgate ProClinical C250 is an excellent choice.

Based on our review: (3.8 / 5)