uFunbrush – an automatic toothbrush that cleans your teeth in 10 seconds

Update August 2019: Ufunbrush achieved its funding goal, gaining a whopping $236,716 in backer funding.  It has been subject to some delays and the final units are in production.  Units will be with backers soon.  You can now order from www.ufunbrush.com.  We have our own unit on order and expect to have a full review live later this year.  This post will be updated once that review is available.


uFunbrush is an exciting new brush that can automatically clean your teeth in just 10 seconds. We have explained more about this kind of brush and how it works in our mouthpiece toothbrushes article.

It has already hit its $30,000 goal on Kickstarter, which means production will be going ahead. You can take advantage of early-bird pricing by placing an order before November 27th.

Read moreuFunbrush – an automatic toothbrush that cleans your teeth in 10 seconds

Mouthpiece Toothbrushes Explained

At the moment our recommendation is not to buy a mouthpiece toothbrush. You should stick to a regular electric toothbrush.

We have tested, amongst others, what is arguably the best-known mouthpiece toothbrush, Amabrush, and found that it did not clean the teeth well.

The mouthpiece toothbrush has not yet been perfected and is not an alternative to the current manual or electric brushes available.

Although we have not tested every single mouthpiece toothbrush available, we anticipate them also performing poorly.  In fact, reviews from customers support our suspicions.

What is a mouthpiece toothbrush?

A mouthguard or mouthpiece toothbrush is a new style of dental health product that cleans all the teeth at the same time.

A moulded (often silicone) component is placed into the mouth and bitten into like you might a mouthguard used for sports. We’ve also seen them referred to with the following names:

  • 360° electric toothbrush
  • 360° toothbrush
  • Auto toothbrush
  • Auto brush
  • Automatic toothbrush
  • Mouthguard toothbrush
  • Full mouth toothbrush
  • U shaped toothbrush
  • Self-brushing toothbrush
  • Hands-free toothbrush
  • Gum shield toothbrush

Connecting to a control/power unit that sits outside of the mouth, when powered on, the bristles inside the U shaped mouthpiece clean the front, back and chewing surfaces of both the upper and lower teeth simultaneously.

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Amabrush Review


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.

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


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

In this review I am testing and giving my feedback on the Amabrush mouthpiece toothbrush, a new type of electric toothbrush.

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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!

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.

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.

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

 

Mouthpiece

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.

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

The cost of the replacement mouthpiece is €6

Tootpaste Pods

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

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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

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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.


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

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

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.

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

  • USB-C connectivity
  • UV Steriliser Lid

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?!

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

HiBrush Review

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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.

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