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.
Y-Brush is the best performing product to date. It cleans much better than any other we have tested. Whilst it shows promise, it still falls short of the standard required.
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.
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.
Y-Brush has delivered the best results, as shown in the image below.
But, 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.
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 Chauhan – In-house dentist – GDC Number: 83940