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. 

Issa Foreo Toothbrush, Review, how to use ISSA Foreo, proper oral hygiene

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.

Issa Foreo Toothbrush, Review, how to use ISSA Foreo, proper oral hygiene

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!

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25 thoughts on “DO YOU NEED ISSA FOREO TOOTHBRUSH? #issabyforeo #ifabbomember

  • I so wanted to love this brush. The soft bristles and the massage my gums received were lovely but even spending extra time brushing (something I don't mind doing) and flossing and rinsing, my teeth just didn't feel clean. They are on the right path, I just think that they need to rethink the bristles.

  • It's after midnight… Sorry about the second comment. I'm gad that you like it and it's working for you. 😀

  • I love the Luna, so I wanted this, but the SA whispered that they've had complaints of plaque after a while, so I put it back on the shelf. Do update us if that is true after a while!

    • Personally, I really take time to clean and brush my teeth even w/ my old generic toothbrush so plaque formation is relative. I'm all for flossing and regular dental visits to prevent tartar buildup

  • My teeth are hideous. They've always been yucky. Unfortunately, dentists weren't able to help me and would ever be able to. Genetics suck.

  • My gums get so ticklish this might be too gentle for me lol They say you don't need a ton of pressure when you brush, though… so this might be okay…

  • Hmmm not sure how I feel about this! I definitely prefer harder bristles to scrub my teeth with. I definitely feel like I would need to brush my teeth again immediately after using this lol. I do like that it massages the gums though!

  • I have been very curious about this– especially since I love my FOREO LUNA– but it really has been getting such mixed reviews! Thanks for your honest assessment, twinsy!

  • I don't know if I'd be into this toothbrush honestly! I'm fine with my regular old Colgate one. 🙂

  • I love the look of this but I'd need the kids model! I would love it for gum massage but I don't think I could give up my Philips Sonicare yet

  • I just wish the bristles were thinner 🙁

  • I feel like I'd love this for gum massaging, haha, but it wouldn't be strong enough to give me a good clean.

  • Sounds like maybe too gentle for me, but a good product for someone with a sensitive mouth!

  • I have the worst teeth. I'm extremely meticulous about brushing and flossing, but they are still so prone to cavities 🙁 I use a braun electric brush now, it was quite expensive, and it's about 4 years old (the base not the bristles LOL). I've heard mixed reviews on this, but I'm not sure it would help my rebellious teeth.

  • In spite of what everyone thinks of me, I have a small mouth. I think this would be too big for it.

  • I don't think this would work for me. I always end up with cavities every time I go to the dentist– "gentle" is not for me.

  • I don't know about this… Just looking at it makes me not want to rub it on my teeth lol

  • I'm intrigued, but I think I'll wait for a second generation and see if they make it with smaller, stiffer bristles.

  • I prefer a softer tooth brush but I just worry this wouldn't make my mouth feel clean.

  • I am totally getting around to trying this. I have my concerns for sure. I know that if it doesnt work for me that it will be great for Raegan though.

  • Hmm, not sure this is a product that I would try – I do like that squeaky clean feeling on my teeth.

  • I really wanted to try this, but I really don't know if it would be for me.

  • I think the soft bristles would realty take some time getting used to, but it's just such an interesting gadget that I still want to try it.

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