I’ve been writing about Aldi for long enough now that there aren’t too many things that surprise me. Even when a new product comes out, I can usually point to products they’ve sold in the past that are in the same category. That doesn’t mean Aldi can’t throw me a curveball now and then. After all, Aldi is a master at thinking outside the box, especially when it comes to its limited-run Aldi Finds.
Aldi has been selling toothbrushes for years as Regular Buys. Aldi has also been selling electric and rechargeable toothbrushes for years as Aldi Finds. So seeing an Aldi electric toothbrush, even one for kids, is not a surprise. What was a surprise — a mild surprise, but still a surprise — was seeing a licensed Aldi electric toothbrush.
This is the first time I can recall seeing a licensed Aldi-branded product. In other words, this is the first time I can recall seeing an Aldi private label product — Dentiguard, in this instance — with images from a brand. And yet that’s exactly what we have here.
The Dentiguard Licensed Children’s Electric Toothbrush costs $4.49 at the time of this post. That’s on the lower end of prices when it comes to kids’ electric toothbrushes like this one; I found a few similar makes for around $5, and a few that were a lot more.
It’s a limited-run Aldi Find, so once it’s gone, it’s gone. The toothbrush comes in four styles: Barbie, Emoji, Hot Wheels, or JoJo Siwa. They’re made for kids ages 3 and up, and all of them come with soft bristles, which are what most people should be using anyway.
The packaging doesn’t indicate who manufactures the brushes, other than the fact that they’re made in China. They come with 2 AAA Aldi-branded batteries inside the bottom of the brush. To get the batteries out, you have to unscrew a tiny Phillips head screw and then carefully pop the bottom off, then replace the batteries.
There are two buttons on the front of the toothbrush: an on switch and an off switch. Turning it on causes the top bristle to spin. There doesn’t appear to be any sort of timer that I can see, so if you’re aiming for a full two-minutes of brushing you’ll need to set your own.
We’re not dental experts, but the brush seems comparable to other electric brushes we’ve seen. If you have kids, you know what a challenge getting them to consistently brush can be, so it was good to know that our kids like using them, at least at this point. We’ll take whatever we can get.
The Dentiguard Licensed Children’s Electric Toothbrush is a cute but otherwise no-frills electric toothbrush. The price is cheap, the batteries are replaceable, and the kids seem to like them. Worth a look.