I don’t have perfectly-aligned teeth. I feel that I’m too old for braces, veneers scare me. But overall, I don’t have cavities or suffer from periodontal disease. To me, prevention is better than cure so aside from bi-annual dentist appointments, I brush and floss meticulously, three times a day at the most.
I had the opportunity to try ISSA by Foreo. In a nutshell, it’s a new generation toothbrush made of silicone bristles with pulsating technology designed to clean teeth and gently massage gums. Per company description, you need to charge it once every 6 months (via USB cable attachment) and replace brush head annually. Using it is easy peasy: with any regular toothpaste at your disposal, press center button to turn on; adjust intensity by pressing + or -; every 30 seconds, pulsation will pause, signaling to move to the next quadrant of your teeth (that is if you follow a method); after 2 minutes, pulsation will pause 3 times, it’s the end my friend. Don’t forget to turn off and wash.
After trying ISSA daily for over a week, now I understand why it’s getting mixed reviews. It’s gentle, no about it. In fact, it’s the gentlest gadget that ever touched my teeth. It also massages my gum, this is certainly music to my dentist’s ears! If you equate hard bristles to cleaner teeth, then ISSA may not be your cup of tea. As mentioned, the bristles are made from silicone so even if I set it to its maximum intensity, I feel that it’s still lacking in strength. Ergo, I tend to brush my teeth more than two minutes. Up close, you will also notice that ISSA’s bristles are thicker so it’s hard to penetrate in-between teeth. Not a big issued to moi since flossing is second nature.
Overall, it all boils down to preference, obviously there are pros and cons. Personally, I don’t mind spending two or three minutes more brushing my teeth (except when I’m rushing) ‘coz you know what, every minute I get to spend away from everyone is hella me-time!
Have you tried Issa?