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Taking care of your teeth is one of the most important things you can do for your overall health. I’m sure you’ve heard that healthy teeth and gums help lead to a healthy heart. There is now a new style toothbrush in town from the Swedish brand called FOREO. The recently released ISSA is a very unique style toothbrush designed with cutting edge technology. It has an incredibly long battery life that lasts through 365 brushing sessions without having to re-charge. There is no docking charger like other electric toothbrushes either. Due to the material that the toothbrush is made from there is no need to replace the brush head every three months like other electric toothbrushes.
The box contained one regular size ISSA toothbrush, a USB charger, a travel pouch, a warranty registration card along with a detailed instruction manual.
Foreo says ISSA is the “world’s first electric toothbrush made completely from silicone. Its round edges and non-porous bristles provide strong microbial resistance for optimal oral hygiene. The bristles are soft and flexible, giving your gums a gentle, pulsating massage while leaving you with a brighter and healthier smile.”
The ISSA is available in several different color options. It is also available in two different sizes, regular and mini. I have a light mint blue colored ISSA in the regular size. I’ve been using it daily for over a month now and have easily taken it on several trips with me. It is very simple to use. You just push a start button on the handle and begin brushing your teeth. It is timed to vibrate at intervals letting you know when to switch areas that you are brushing. It automatically turns itself off after the recommended two minutes.
This toothbrush has both pros and cons in my opinion. For starters, I have a smaller size mouth for an adult and I find that I can’t reach all areas of my teeth properly due to the large size of the brush head. These are the areas on the inside of my teeth closer to the tongue. The individual silicone “bristles” of the toothbrush are rather large as well and I don’t know how well they are getting between my teeth. However, I feel that with regular flossing the areas between the teeth are clean. I love that the bristles are non-abrasive like traditional toothbrushes can be. The fact that this toothbrush only has to be charged twice a year is a bonus as well as the once a year brush head replacement.
This toothbrush is definitely attractive and fun and I enjoy using it. The ISSA by FOREO can be purchased at Sephora and online at sites such as Amazon. The regular size is almost $300, which is quite an expensive investment. When I go to my dentist in a few months for my regular dental check-up I will be able to further evaluate whether this toothbrush is as effective as I want it to be. We all know that hearing those magic words “you have no cavities” is the determining factor in how effective our tooth brushing has been for the previous six months. I’ll let you know what my dentist says when I go for my check-up in September.