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Curaprox CS 5460 Review

Curaprox CS450 light blue with orange bristles with brush head cover on

Our Verdict

3 star rating

This is one of our favourite manual toothbrushes. 

These toothbrushes are available individually, but they are better value for money in a multipack.

The compact head has lots of bristles, which Curaprox says helps clean better, and the octagonal shaped handle is easy to hold.

The handles are available in a variety of bold colours, which offers a fun and colourful edge to these toothbrushes.

Pros

  • Affordable brush
  • Multipack
  • Multiple colour options
  • Handle easily recycled
  • Easy grip handle

Cons

  • Plastic packaging

Where to buy the Curaprox CS 5460

Here at Electric Teeth, we price the brush over three years to give some benchmark for comparison.

It is recommended that you change your manual toothbrush every 3 months. 

You would need four brushes per year, 12 in total. That is 4 packs of these toothbrushes.

Buying online is best and we found the following retailers offering the three pack:

Amazon

Dent-o-Care

Curaprox website

At an average of £12 per pack, this is £48.

This is not the cheapest brush available, but may be a good option for you if you are looking for a very soft toothbrush.

Other brushes to consider

There are many other multipack option toothbrushes available — we include some of them in our best manual toothbrush article.

Other extra soft manual toothbrushes include Reswirl.

We’ve also put together a post on the best eco-friendly toothbrushes.

Curaprox CS 5460 in-depth review

Curaprox is a Swiss brand that makes oral hygiene products including toothbrushes, toothpaste, and interdental cleaning aids. 

Read on to find out if this could be your next manual toothbrush.

3 curaprox CS 4560 brushes next to each other during our testing

Variants of this toothbrush

This manual toothbrush has 36 different colour combinations. The individual brushes can be chosen from one of these combinations.

Handle colour options are:

  • Yellow
  • Orange
  • Magenta
  • Pink 
  • White 
  • Light blue
  • Dark blue
  • Turquoise
  • Lime Green
  • Violet

Bristle colour options are:

  • Blue
  • Orange
  • Yellow
  • Magenta
  • Lime Green
  • Pink
Curaprox colour range

The trio pack comes with three different handle/bristle colour combinations (but these do change from time to time):

  • white/blue + light blue/pink + pink/yellow
  • turquoise/pink + light blue/dark blue + magenta/yellow
  • Random assortment of 3
Manual toothbrushes with different colored bristles

Curaprox also releases special edition colours. At the time of writing this includes “retro” editions, “love” editions, and are available in packs of two.

The Curaprox 5460 also comes in a travel addition where it is a replaceable head in a travel case with Curaprox Be You toothpaste and Curaprox CS Prime interdental brushes.

Other manual toothbrushes from Curaprox are available with fewer bristles at the CS Smart, CS 3960 and 1560. The 5460 also has an orthodontic edition.

What’s in the box?

The individual brush comes wrapped in soft plastic with an information leaflet. The leaflet contains information about the brush and how to clean.

The brush itself comes with a clear plastic cover for the bristles.

The trio option comes with three brushes in one cardboard and plastic container.

The travel option comes in a travel case.

Curaprox CS450 on top of packaging

Key Features

  • Manual toothbrush
  • Recycled plastic handle
  • 5460 Curen bristles
  • Supersoft bristles
  • Octagonal handle
  • Comes with bristle cover

Design, usability, clean & general use

The exact design and colour of the Curaprox 5460 toothbrush depends on the variant selected, but for this review I have been testing the single pack light blue handle with orange bristles.

Refer to the variants section of this review to see the other designs.

This is a solid plastic handle, made from plastic number 5 (polypropylene). The handle is a solid block colour with silver writing “CURAPROX ultra soft 5460”, with a Swiss flag too.

The brushes are made in Switzerland by Curaplast, using injection moulding techniques. The single material handle is easy to recycle, although this is not one of the marketing claims from Curaprox.

The handle is not a typical round handle. It is an octagonal shape. The angle of the lines is 45 degrees, which should help angle the toothbrush towards the gum line when brushing.

Curaprox CS540 bottom of brush handle

The head itself is compact, with minimal plastic around the outside. This is comfortable to use and makes it easy to access difficult to reach areas.

The majority of the toothbrush head is made up of the bristles themselves.

Each brush head contains 5,460 individual bristles, arranged on a flat plane and are just 0.1mm in thickness and together offer up an ultra soft brushing experience. Compare this to standard toothbrushes that have 500-1000 bristles. The bristles are their trademarked CUREN range, made from polyester instead of nylon. The increased number of bristles may help clean more effectively.

Curaprox brush head - blue handle with orange bristles

I have tested these brushes. The octagonal shape handle is comfortable to hold, and helps position the brush in the mouth. A small and compact head makes it easy to move the brush around the mouth, including to the back teeth. Overall though, there isn’t much to set the actual quality of the clean from this brush aside from other brushes.

Curaprox doesn’t provide any information about whether the brush is vegan or tested on animals. There is also a lack of information about sustainability policies freely available from Curaden or Curaprox.

Summary of design, usability, clean & general use

  • Manual toothbrush
  • Many colour options
  • Octagonal shape
  • Plastic (PP) handle
  • Handle is recyclable
  • Polyester bristles
  • Soft bristles
  • Bristles on a flat plane

About Curaprox as a company

Curaprox is part of Swiss company Curaden. They are one of the most recommended brands by dental hygienists with many products specialised for periodontal disease. 

The toothbrushes and bristles are made in Switzerland.

Reliability & long term use

I used this brush twice daily, for two minutes, for a week.

I didn’t continue to use it beyond this as there are numerous other brushes to test.

The Curaprox 5460 brush performed well over this week and there is nothing to suggest there will be any problems over three months in terms of cleaning ability.

However the soft bristles may be a problem for individuals who scrub hard when brushing. They are likely to become frayed quickly compared to bristles which are more firm.

Ensure you have the correct brushing technique to prevent damage to your toothbrush and, more importantly, to your teeth and gums.

How to recycle the Curaprox 5460 toothbrush

Whilst not marketed as an eco-friendly option, one of the bonuses of this brush is that the handles can be easily recycled at home. That is because they are made from one material – plastic number 5, PP and do not have any sort of rubber handle. 

You need to remove the bristles, and then place the handle in with your plastic recycling. Bristles can be sent to specialist recycling facilities or with household waste.

Curaprox recommends freezing the brush first, to make the plastic more brittle, and then removing the head part.

Conclusion

The Curaprox brush does give a pretty average clean, but I like the handle design which will help guide most people to a better brushing technique. 

The bristles themselves are soft and would be a good option as a toothbrush for painful gums or ulcers. 

As for style, I really appreciate the colour options available for this brush, with something to appeal to everyone.

Size Guide

  • Height – 7 inches/18cm
  • Head Width (widest point) – 0.5 inch/1.2cm
  • Handle diameter (widest point) – 0.5 inch/1.2cm
  • Weight – 0.5oz / 14g

All are approximates

Your Opinions

Do you own or have you used the Curaprox CS 5460?

Are there certain features that you really like or dislike?

Let us know what you think about this brush and let others who may well be considering purchasing one know your opinions.

About Dr. Gemma Wheeler, BDS (Hons)

Gemma qualified from Cardiff University School of Dentistry in 2015. She went on to complete her Foundation Training and a further two years in the Armed Forces, primarily based around Wiltshire. She now works in a private practice in Plymouth.

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