HiBrush Review

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Our Verdict

DO NOT BUY this toothbrush!

Purchasing this mouthpiece toothbrush is a complete waste of your money, your time, effort and not to mention the resources that go into making it.

It is an embarrassment of a product. It does not clean the teeth in any way shape or form.

Pros

  • None

Cons

  • It doesn’t clean the teeth very well
  • The mouthpiece is too small
  • The mouthpiece is too loose and flexes too much
  • No battery status
  • Poor quality

The 3 BIG questions about the HiBrush Sonic Toothbrush

If you are short of time, the answers to the following 3 questions should let you know all you need to about the HiBrush mouthpiece toothbrush. If I have missed something, let me know in the comments.

If you want more detail, you can read the full HiBrush review further down the page or watch our video review.

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Amabrush Review

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Editor’s Note

Amabrush filed for insolvency in 2019 and are no longer trading.

Visit our mouthpiece toothbrush page for more information on other similar products.

Our Verdict

DO NOT BUY.

This does not clean the teeth to a good enough standard.

As a concept, this is the future and I want to be able to clean my teeth in just 10 seconds. Sadly, we are not at this stage yet.

Pros

  • Innovative
  • Multiple cleaning modes
  • Magnetic mouthpiece
  • Built-in toothpaste dispenser
  • Timed clean
  • Battery life

Cons

  • It doesn’t clean the teeth very well
  • Mouthpiece is large & uncomfortable
  • Poor toothpaste dispensing
  • No battery status
  • Delay from powering on to cleaning beginning

The 3 BIG questions about the Amabrush

If you are short of time, the answers to the following 3 questions should let you know all you need to about Amabrush.

For more detail, you can read the full Amabrush review further down the page.

If I have missed something, let me know in the comments.

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30 Second Smile Review

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Our Verdict

Despite looking very unusual and perhaps being a little daunting to use, the 30 Second Smile electric toothbrush should not be written off.

It is not perfect.  A pressure sensor would be a nice addition, the quality could slightly higher too.

However, having tested lots of toothbrushes, I have never been as impressed or had my expectations exceeded in the way I have with 30SS.

I don’t think this will be leaving my bathroom anytime soon.

Pros

  • Cleaning action
  • Box contents
  • Saves time
  • Built-in timer

Cons

  • Design and cleaning action
  • No pressure sensor to alert you when brushing too hard
Preview Product Rating Price
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The 3 BIG questions about the 30 Second Smile electric toothbrush

If you are short of time, the answers to the following 3 questions should let you know all you need to about the 30 Second Smile (30SS) toothbrush.  If I have missed something, let me know in the comments.

If you want more detail, you can read the full 30 Second Smile review further down the page or watch our video review.

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Mouthpiece Toothbrushes: Think Twice Before You Buy

We strongly advise that you DO NOT buy a mouthpiece/automatic toothbrush.*

Our testing shows they DO NOT clean the teeth very well.

The health of your teeth and gums is AT RISK if you use these products in place of a regular toothbrush.

Unless you have seen reliable evidence that they work as claimed, you should stick to a regular manual or electric toothbrush

We have seen an increasing number of outlets promote and sell cheap products that are not clinically tested and lack evidence to support the pre-sale claims that they make.

To demonstrate, take a look at the photos below, taken before and after using a mouthpiece toothbrush.

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The purple stuff on the teeth is plaque.  Normally it is colourless, but we used a plaque disclosing solution to show where it exists on the teeth.

Plaque is the very substance that should be removed from the teeth when you brush them.

If it is not removed, in time, you can end up with unhealthy teeth and gums.

This image is from a real-life test of a mouthpiece toothbrush.

You can see how even after use there is a lot of plaque left on the teeth.

Used correctly, a manual or electric toothbrush removes all this plaque.

We have yet to test a mouthpiece toothbrush that works as well as it should.

All of our tests have resulted in before and after images similar to the one shown above.

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Using a mouthpiece may seem like a good idea as it covers all of the teeth at the same time. However, the quality of the brush it gives is much worse than your every day electric toothbrush. This is because it doesn’t reach all the surfaces of the tooth especially in areas like the gum margins where you can get gum disease

Dr Chhaya ChauhanIn-house dentist – GDC Number: 83940

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Brush your teeth in 10 seconds – Amabrush – The worlds first automatic toothbrush

Update June 2019:

Amabrush have filed for insolvency. You can read their statement about this here.  We do not anticipate the company continuing and no further products will be produced.

Update January 2nd 2019: 

We have now published our Amabrush review.

Major new update February 2018:

Amabrush have come a long way since their Kickstarter campaign in 2017.  This latest update follows those documented within this post.  Apologies if it is a little confusing, soon we will have hands on and a full detailed review that explains everything!

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The first and most important thing to note is for those who have backed Amabrush, due to changes and improvements in design and tooling, the first units are not expected to now ship until July 2018.  This is later than expected, but hopefully the wait will be worth it.

Original 10-Second Toothbrush | Amabrush® Explained (Top Product 2018 from Kickstarter)

In addition a new website has been launched www.amabrush.com where more information and updated images of the product are available.

The updates to the product are as follows:

Logo

Amabrush have updated their logo and branding slightly.  The new logo is as follows.

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It is the ‘A’ that becomes the focal point of the logo and will find its way onto parts of the product.

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Mouthpiece

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A slightly revised design, the images show the flexible and easy-clean mouthpiece, designed to be suitable for all adults.

It is soft enough so that it does not damage the teeth and gums, but strong enough to produce great cleaning results.

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Bristles remove bacteria thoroughly, while microchanels automatically dispense toothpaste from the connected toothpaste pod.

The cost of the replacement mouthpiece is €6

Tootpaste Pods

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Packaged in a pack of 3, you have the choice of Extra-Fresh, Whitening or Sensitive toothpaste to choose from.

The toothpaste pod fits inside the handpiece and contains enough toothpaste to last a whole month.

FDA approved the senstivie toothpaste is fluoride free.

The cost of a pack of 3 replacement pods is €9.

Handpiece

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The clever bit of kit that delivers the power to the mouthpiece the built in battery powers the motor to deliver 40,000 vibrations per minute.

It holds a toothpaste pod and feeds this into the brush head.

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The handpiece is charged by being placed into a dock that itself is connected to mains power.

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Lasting a month between charged, you need not connect a physical power cable to the brush handpiece itself.

You can buy the handpiece only for €59

Wireless charging station

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This is the module that you place the handpiece into for charging.

A USB type-c power cable connects to this for power and to recharge the handpiece when docked.

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Using inductive wireless charging the handpiece is held upright in this charging station.

It has too been designed to drain off any excess water that may come from Ambrush when docked, to prevent bacteria and germs away.

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The rubber base of the charging station ensures the dock remains in place.

You can buy the wireless charging station only for €29

More updates and information on other accessories will come in the coming weeks and months.

USB-C Power Charger

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This is the mains power adapter that will charge the Amabrush handpiece when sat in the wireless charging station.

It is made up of 2 parts.  The plug/power adapter and the USB cable.

The premium quality power adapter has a 2 pin Euro Plug (different to the 2 pin UK plug)  and a full sized USB Type-A port.

Also provided is a 1 meter (3.2ft) USB  Type-A to Type-C cable that connects between the power adapter and the wireless charging station.

You can buy the type-c charger only for €19

If you have not backed Amabrush and are wanting to try this out for yourself, you can pre-order this mouthpiece toothbrush from their site.  At the time of writing there are discounts available for pre-ordering.

There are 3 different packages available.

Starter Set -- Basic

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  • 1 x Handpiece
  • 1 x Mouthiece
  • 3 x Toothpaste pods
  • 1 x Charging station

Recommended retail price €179

Pre-order price €119

Starter Set -- Pro

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  • 1 x Handpiece
  • 1 x Mouthiece
  • 3 x Toothpaste pods
  • 1 x Charging station
  • Built in Bluetooth
  • Smart features

With the Bluetooth built in Amabrush will connect to the Amabrush App for Android and iOS.  By doing so you enjoy a lot of benefits and can make use of various possibilities. You can set different vibration modes (gum massage, whitening, burst mode,…) and configure your personal account for your individual cleaning-experience. Via the app you are able to re-order replacements and you get exclusive access to the Amabrush Community, where various benefits are waiting for you!

Recommended retail price €199

Pre-order price €139

Starter Set -- Ultimate

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  • 1 x Handpiece
  • 1 x Mouthiece
  • 3 x Toothpaste pods
  • 1 x Charging station
  • Built in Bluetooth
  • Smart features
  • Travel case

With the Bluetooth built in Amabrush will connect to the Amabrush App for Android and iOS.  By doing so you enjoy a lot of benefits and can make use of various possibilities. You can set different vibration modes (gum massage, whitening, burst mode,…) and configure your personal account for your individual cleaning-experience. Via the app you are able to re-order replacements and you get exclusive access to the Amabrush Community, where various benefits are waiting for you!

Recommended retail price €238

Pre-order price €169

These packages are different to those offered on Kickstarter and Indiegogo, but backers will get what they originally were promised.

In addition to this, a subscription service will be coming too.

By subscribing you are set to get 15% off the price of items.

Full details are still to be provided, but this is likely to be around delivery of replacement mouthpiece/brush heads and toothpaste pods.

As you can see the Amabrush team are making great process and we look forward to getting hands on for a full review and to really understand what it is like to use.


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Update 18th October 2017: 

A product similar to Amabrush called uFunbrush has launched on Kickstarter. It currently has early bird pricing available until November 27th. We have written about uFunbrush here.

Update 9th August 2017:

Amabrush launched on Kickstarter, on the 5th July 2017.

The campaign ran to the 5th August with a €50,000 target.

It ended having achieved €3,198,516, that is over 6000% of the target!

Some 26,832 backers dipped into their pockets to fund this and allowed Amabrush to become one of the top 30 funded campaigns ever on Kickstarter!

A massive congratulations to the whole Amabrush team. We will be reviewing Amabrush when it launches.

As a result of the extra funding, new features and accessories were added and made available to backers.

These extra perks are:

For hitting €500,000 the extras added were:

  • Bluetooth and an app
  • The ability to chose different cleaning modes
  • Change the brushing time
  • The ability to reorder parts with just one tap

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For hitting €1, 250,000 the extras added were:

  • Sound and light indicator
  • Refillable toothpaste capsule
  • Large toothpaste bottles for refilling
  • The ability to use your own regular toothpaste

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For hitting €2,000,000 the extras added were:

  • A travel case
  • A tongue cleaner
  • A modular charging station
  • A 15% discount code to all backers (before the deadline) to be used against add-ons.

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For hitting €2,5000,000 the extras added were:

  • USB-C connectivity
  • UV Steriliser Lid

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With the campaign now over, Amabrush are set to work on production and bringing the final product to market.

For those that missed out, you have the opportunity to still get a brush, all-be-it a little later than Kickstarter backers.  You need to head to Indiegogo where Amabrush can be purchased for delivery in early 2018.

We can’t wait to get hands on with the brush and give you our feedback.  Expect a review in early 2018!

In an industry as mature as the dental industry, it is not that often something revolutionary comes along, but now might just be one of those times.

Amabrush is ‘The world’s first automatic toothbrush’ according to the team and company behind it.

This unique product is designed to clean your teeth automatically and in just 10 seconds!

Yes, I am thinking the same as you, really?!

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