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.

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.

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.

Y-Brush has delivered the best results, as shown in the image below.

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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.

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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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Y-Brush Review: The First Mouthpiece Toothbrush To Show Promise

Y-Brush Mouthpiece Toothbrush Review

Our Verdict

Y-Brush is the best example of a mouthpiece toothbrush that I have seen and tested to date.

The brushing results were surprisingly good.  It is a better option than not brushing at all, but it is not quite good enough to replace your regular toothbrush, yet.

It shows promise. With some revisions, a 10 second toothbrush may well be the future.

Pros

  • Surprising cleaning results
  • Ease of use
  • Automatic power off
  • 3 modes
  • Battery life

Cons

  • Fit of mouthpiece
  • Cleaning results
  • Toothpaste residue
  • Firm power/function button
  • Construction and quality

The 3 BIG questions about the Y-Brush by Fasteesh

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

If you want more detail, you can read my full Y-Brush by Fasteesh review further down the page

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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
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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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