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.

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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 colorless, 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.

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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Triple Bristle Review

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Our Verdict

The unique 3 sided brush head of the Triple Bristle electric toothbrush is very effective and offers an invigorating clean.

It is a little unusual to use, but it is a great choice if you really dislike the process of cleaning your teeth and want to ensure you are getting the best clean.

It doesn’t have the brand reputation and some of the features you get with the likes of the Sonicare ProtectiveClean 4100.

However, this dentist-designed toothbrush is particularly appealing because it tries to overcome some of the errors we make when brushing.

It is available to purchase directly from triplebristle.com, or from other third-party retailers like Amazon and Walmart (links included below).

Pros

  • Cleans 3 surfaces of the tooth at the same time
  • Bristles positioned at the perfect angle
  • Invigorating clean
  • Built-in timer and pacer
  • 3 brushing modes
  • Battery life

Cons

  • Brush head size
  • No pressure sensor
  • Build quality
  • Bulky charging stand
  • No travel case
Preview Product Rating Price
Triple Bristle Original Sonic Triple Bristle Original Sonic 860 Reviews $69.97

The 3 BIG questions about the Triple Bristle

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

If you want more detail, you can read my full Triple Bristle review further down the page. 

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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
30 Second Smile Electric Toothbrush 30 Second Smile Electric Toothbrush 45 Reviews

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 review further down the page or watch my video review.

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AutoBrush Review

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Editor’s Note

Unlike most reviews I complete, I have not personally tested this product.

I have taken this approach as the evidence and feedback provided by others online, confirmed my suspicions.

Whilst I like normally to go hands-on, I feel that buying, testing and reviewing based on this, would be a poor use of time and I prefer not to purchase from companies who are making/selling poor quality products.

As such, this review does not include quite the same level of detail that I would usually go into. But, I have written a review as I feel it is my duty to make you aware of the concerns I have about buying such a toothbrush.

Our Verdict

DO NOT buy the AutoBrush toothbrush!

It is not able to clean the teeth anywhere near the standard necessary to maintain a good level of oral hygiene.

Using this product alone on a daily basis puts the health of your teeth and gums at risk alone.

Pros

  • Battery status icon
  • Donations made to the American Dental Association

Cons

  • It does not clean the teeth very well
  • Poor fitting mouthpiece
  • Special foaming toothpaste required

The 3 BIG questions about the AutoBrush

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

If you want more detail, you can read my full AutoBrush review further down the page.

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uFunbrush Review

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Our Verdict

DO NOT BUY this toothbrush.

The uFunbrush does not clean the teeth anywhere near the standard necessary to maintain healthy teeth.

Pros

  • Different sized mouthpieces
  • Stickers included

Cons

  • It doesn’t clean the teeth very well
  • The mouthpiece flexes too much
  • Requires special toothpaste
  • No battery status
  • Poor quality

The 3 BIG questions about uFunbrush

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

If you want more detail, you can read my full uFunbrush 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.

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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.

It does not clean the teeth anywhere near as well as it should. It is a massive disappointment.

It is not fit for daily use.

Conceptually, this type of toothbrush is the future, but there is a lot to be perfected before it is ready for daily use.

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 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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