As somebody who simply cannot use an electric toothbrush due to weak enamel and receding gums the Foreo Issa* (£149) has been a breathe of fresh air. I was lucky enough to get my hands on one and couldn’t wait to review it. I’ve seen so many people over the years using electric toothbrushes and for some strange reason I’ve always wanted to be part of that club.
Firstly let’s talk about the design of the toothbrush… it’s got to be the most stylish thing in my bathroom. The smooth design and the beautiful mint green colour make it so inviting to brush my teeth with. The head is made entirely out of silicone and you only have to change it once a year which makes it more hygienic than any other toothbrush out there. What’s more you get 365 go’s from one charge. That’s about 6 months worth of brushing before you even have to plug the thing in.
I’d seen a few reviews where people had commented that their teeth didn’t really feel clean after using and I’ll admit I was a tad skeptical. I could see what they were talking about after using the brush a few times but once I’d worked out the rhythm that suited my teeth it removed everything without being too abrasive. For me, circular strokes are the way to go to ensure that my teeth are left feeling squeaky clean (9 times out of 10 anyway, see below).
My one gripe with this toothbrush is that sometimes, no matter how circular I go with my strokes, my teeth just don’t have that glossy, clean feeling. It doesn’t happen all the time and I’m guessing it could have something to do with the type of food that I eat that day but I still haven’t worked out what causes it. It can at times be frustrating.
I’ve really enjoyed using the Issa. I think if you’re use to using a regular toothbrush or another form of electric then this could take some getting use to but if you’re like me and have to watch the receding gums and weak enamel then this could be one you want to try.