Mouthpiece Toothbrushes: Think Twice Before You Buy

Medically Reviewed By: Dr. Gemma Wheeler

(GDC Number: 259369)

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.

Our findings are supported by the results of the first clinical study into the efficacy of U-Shaped Automatic Electric Toothbrush (UAET). The University of Florence, concludes:

The UAET that was tested in this study proved to be not effective in removing dental plaque.

In particular, the UAET was not significantly different from no brushing, while plaque removal with the UAET was significantly lower than with a powered toothbrush and a habitual toothbrushing procedure.

Therefore, its use cannot be recommended for regular oral hygiene at home.**

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

An evolving marketplace

This style of toothbrush is still relatively new, and as the months go by new products are being created.

As a consequence, the marketplace is forever changing as is the quality, price, and efficacy of these devices.

Small improvements in quality and cleaning results have been seen since the very first items of this type were launched.

Y-Brush is the best performing product to date. Whilst it shows promise, it still falls short of the standard required.

Unfortunately, not all manufacturers and sellers are focused on how well the product works.

We have seen an alarming increase in the number capitalising on the unique design and lack of testing, to sell poor quality products to unsuspecting members of the public.

Many lack the evidence to support the pre-sale claims they make.

Poor cleaning results – the evidence

To demonstrate the poor cleaning results that these products currently offer, take a look at the photos below.

In the first image you will see a photo of my teeth 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.

Y-Brush is one particular automatic toothbrush that has delivered the best results, as shown in the image below.

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But, whilst better, it is still not good enough.

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 those shown.

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

The recommendation is, and continues to be, brush for 2 minutes twice a day and floss at least once. Although statistics show that the average American brushes for just 45 to 70 seconds per day.

The following images show before and after images of plaque removal based on different toothbrushes and cleaning times.

Clincal trials

The ultimate test for any product is how it fares under clinical testing and trials.

In these circumstances dental professionals take a detailed look at such products and test them using standardised procedures to be able to come to informed conclusions on the product and cleaning results.

Despite being on the market for a few years, it was not until June 2020 that the results of the first clinical trial were revealed.

It was a relatively small study, with just 22 participants. It was conducted by a team at the University of Florence and the results were first published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health.

It looked at the efficacy (how well it cleans) of U shaped automatic electric toothbrush (UAET), in comparison to a manual and electric toothbrush and to not brushing at all.

Whilst they only tested one U shaped toothbrush as part of the study, it was the most popular and best selling product to date, V-White.

The results were pretty damning. The key findings and conclusions were:

  • The UAET that was tested in this study proved to be not effective in removing dental plaque.
  • The UAET was not significantly different from no brushing.
  • Plaque removal with the UAET was significantly lower than with a powered toothbrush and a habitual toothbrushing.
  • The use of this U shaped toothbrush cannot be recommended for regular oral hygiene at home.

To add additional context, the V-White brush was actually used for a full 2 minutes during this study, by each participant, rather than the 45 seconds of its longest cleaning mode.

The results of this study reconfirm our own findings.

This remains the only clinical testing we know of to date.

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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

Social media adverts – be aware

We have seen a large number of adverts on social media channels such as Instagram, Facebook and Twitter that heavily promote this type of toothbrush.

The images and promotional videos suggest that they work.  THEY DON’T.

There will often be lots of 4 and 5* reviews, praising the product.  Don’t believe what you read.

It is very concerning what lengths some manufacturers/suppliers will go to, to try to convince us that these are effective, must have products.

If they were that good, why is it leading dental brands like Oral-B, Sonicare, Colgate, Waterpik and more are not selling these products?

Here are some of the following claims we believe to be false:

  • German dentist Dr Max Spicer helped design this type of product – We cannot trace this dentist.
  • Voted product of the year – No indication of who voted it the product of the year.
  • You’ll have perfectly clean teeth – Our tests suggest otherwise.

We have also noticed the following:

  • Many promotional videos never or rarely show the product in use.
  • There is a heavy use of ‘stock’ images.
  • You never see a real endorsement from a dental professional.
  • The specifications and features listed can differ from what you actually receive.
  • Many of the sites selling the product, you will never have heard of before.
  • Introductory offers being offered, with countdown timers.

Do not let yourself be misled by these adverts.

They are trying to trick you out of your money.

THINK TWICE before making any purchase. Better still, DON’T BUY.

If you do, you will likely be very disappointed and the product will likely end up in the bin.

If you are unsure, ask us or your dentist for their opinion.

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Dr Max Spicer

Dr Max Spicer, is a name that frequently appears with these types of products.

This so called German dentist is very illusive.

I have been unable to find any real dentist who goes by this name or who has created such a product.

In fact, Dr Spicer only appeared on the scene some years after the first mouthpiece toothbrushes were launched.

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Dr Spicer is often associated with websites/brands and products that I have never heard of. Those same websites are often very thin on content, product details and information about the company.

Many promotional videos state how Dr Spicer innovated such a product. So proud of the wonderful new product he created, he never actually appears in any of the videos.

A reverse image search on Google turns up multiple results of what appears to be a stock image of the so-called Dr Max Spicer.

Somehow Dr Max Spicer is also Dr. Marcus Prodi, dermatologist, Dr. Steve Kimber Jr., amongst others.

Of course, if you haven’t figured by now, Dr Max Spicer does not exist and the image used is a stock photo.

The same product – different brands

Mouthpiece toothbrushes are made by a number of different companies/brands.

However, in the vast majority of instances, the product you receive is actually designed and manufactured by one company, V-White.

This is the same V-White that was tested as part of a clinical trial, where the results showed that the cleaning performance was not clinically more significant than no brushing at all!

Often, the website you buy from has a name, but the actual product you receive will make no reference to this.  We know because we have experienced this ourselves.

Here are a list of websites/band names that sell mouthpiece toothbrushes, but we believe what you will receive is a V-White toothbrush.

  • Sonic Brush / Sonicbrush
  • 360SonicBrush
  • Ultra-Brush
  • UltraBrush360
  • Bright Smile – The Ultra Brush
  • CleanT
  • Toothshyne
  • Supemurk – Hands-free ultrasonic automatic toothbrush
  • Samolike
  • BrushProX
  • Proteeth/Proteeth-dentalcare
  • LazyBrusher
  • Mr-Tooth
  • HiBrush
  • Nuubrush
  • Dentabrush
  • Decoheal Hands-free ultrasonic automatic toothbrush
  • Britebrush
  • WhiterUp
  • Nkdsmile
  • Yessmile
  • Brush Ease
  • Autobit
  • Cyclone Brush
  • JAPAN Kumamoto automatic toothbrush
  • Omnibrush
  • Zhonglihe 360° electric sonic teeth whitening kit
  • GideaTech automatic toothbrush 360°
  • Autobrush

Many of these brands will have customer reviews to help sell the product.  You will see how in many images, it is the V-White toothbrush that is shown.

The following video is my review of V-White (Hibrush).

V-White (Hibrush) Automatic Toothbrush Review [USA]

We will tell you when to buy

We do believe that this type of toothbrush could well be the future, but now and for the foreseeable future, they are no good enough.

Y-Brush is without doubt the best example we have tested to date and shows the most promise.

We are continually looking for and testing new products.  We read the clinical studies and analyze the data.

We do this with the assistance of highly qualified dental professionals.

Only when it passes our tests and gets the approval of our dental advisers, will we be able to recommend one of these products.

We will update this page when we believe there is a product good and safe enough for you to use. Until then, avoid them.

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Buyers Guide

We have made it quite clear about the current situation with this type of toothbrush.

However, in the coming years they will likely become commonplace as technology and design improves to allow such products to work effectively.

We’ve tried to provide the information we think you’ll find most useful, without getting too bogged down in detail.

Mouthpiece (auto brush) Toothbrushes Explained

What is a mouthpiece toothbrush?

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

A molded component, often made from silicone, is placed into the mouth and bitten into like you might a mouthguard used for sports. 

This is attached to a handle or handpiece, that sits outside the mouth.  The handpiece includes the motor that moves the bristles in the mouthpiece to clean the teeth.

Whilst ‘mouthpiece toothbrush’ is one name for this type of electric toothbrush, they are also referred to under many other names, including:

  • Mouthguard toothbrush
  • Auto brush
  • Automatic toothbrush
  • 360° electric toothbrush
  • 360° toothbrush
  • Auto toothbrush
  • Full mouth toothbrush
  • U shaped toothbrush
  • U-shaped automatic electric toothbrush
  • Self-brushing toothbrush
  • Hands-free toothbrush
  • Gum shield toothbrush
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How do they work?

Each mouthpiece toothbrush works slightly differently depending on how the creator has developed and manufactured the product.

The underlying principle and theory is very similar to a regular electric toothbrush.

A built-in power source (the battery) will power a motor when the brush is switched on.  The motor drives a series of brush heads/bristles inside the mouthpiece.

The bristles sweep along the tooth and gum surfaces and clean the teeth in a similar fashion to a regular toothbrush.

However, unlike a regular toothbrush, the design means that all 3 surfaces of your teeth are cleaned at the same time, reducing the amount of time you need to brush for.

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Fewer brushing errors – the human element removed

You can have the most feature-rich and capable electric toothbrush available, but if you don’t correctly position and move it around the mouth, you are not helping yourself.

Brushing for 2 minutes is one thing, but having the right technique is another.

There are recommended ways in which to brush your teeth with an electric toothbrush, but this relies on you, the human controlling the brush, to move and position it correctly to allow the bristles to sweep away the plaque and bacteria.

Despite your best efforts, there will be times where your approach is inconsistent, small areas of the mouth may be missed.  It’s normal, it’s human nature.

A mouthpiece toothbrush, in theory, reduces the chance of error.

The mouthpiece is a fixed shape and size and the bristles located to reach and clean the teeth and gums.

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In principle, the mouthguard style brush head reduces the variation in the cleaning technique and positioning during each clean.  This means that in time you can have healthier teeth and gums because you receive a better clean.

The reality of the situation, however, is that currently, no mouthpiece toothbrush achieves a standard of clean that we can even consider satisfactory. The cleaning performance is well below the standards expected.

Reduce brushing time

Believe it or not, using a mouthpiece toothbrush reduces the total brushing time but actually results in each tooth being cleaned for longer.

As little as 3 seconds is all that is required to clean your teeth with a mouthpiece toothbrush, but the default cleaning time is actually set to 10 seconds in most instances.

Even at 10 seconds that is some 110 seconds less than a regular manual or electric toothbrush, every time you brush your teeth.

I could save myself some 48 days in my lifetime by reducing my brushing time to just 10 seconds.

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You only need look at the 30 Second Smile electric toothbrush to see how significant time reduction is possible.

The mouthpiece toothbrush does — believe it or not — actually brush each tooth surface for longer, despite cleaning your teeth for less time.

How?! 

If you think about how you brush your teeth now.  Although you may brush for 2 minutes at a time, you are not spending 2 minutes on each tooth, in fact just a few seconds.

The average adult has 32 teeth.  Each tooth has 3 surfaces that need brushing.

With 96 tooth surfaces to be brushed (32×3) and a normal brushing time of 120 seconds, that is just 1.25 seconds per tooth surface (120/96).

The BIG difference with mouthpiece toothbrushes is that they brush all 3 surfaces at the same time.

Therefore even placing the new mouthpiece brush into your mouth for just 1.25 seconds would, in theory, be equivalent to what you do now.

However, 10 seconds has essentially become the benchmark.

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Are they clinically tested and proven?

No.

To date, only 1 product has undergone clinical testing and that is V-White. The results were far from positive.

We have yet to see any other mouthpiece style brush go through rigorous clinical testing.

Some brands suggest that they have worked with dental professionals to develop such products to ensure they perform effectively.  They may well have, but to date, no brush has been given the seal of approval by our in-house dentists.

We have definitely not seen any leading dental bodies approve such products either.

As more brushes come to market, there will likely be some testing and trials that take place.

However, such trials are expensive to conduct and take time, so we do not expect to see reliable results for the foreseeable future, until a larger, better financed brand or company begins to make such a product.

Having myself spoken to many of the product creators, they would not continue with manufacturing and producing a product they do not believe could succeed and deliver beneficial results to the public.

That said, having gone hands-on in our review of Amabrush, we are a little concerned at what we discovered.  A clinical trial is simply not necessary. We can tell you first hand that the cleaning experience is below the standard you would expect.

The following images show the plaque that exists on the teeth before using each toothbrush and after.

Amabrush

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V-White (HiBrush)

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uFunbrush

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All this said, Y-Brush which uses nylon bristles does show considerable potential and managed to deliver the best cleaning results we have experienced to date.

Y-Brush

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Better than a regular electric toothbrush?

No, not if you are judging them on their cleaning performance alone.  They are much worse.

However, whether something is better or not is of course personal opinion.  It depends on your point of view and how exactly we judge these new types of electric toothbrushes.

Of utmost importance is the clean that they deliver.

To date, none have suggested they would offer a better clean than conventional tooth brushing methods.

Amabrush, for example, had specifically cited that their brush will conform to the BASS method which is a widely recognized approach in tooth cleaning, which shows there is a significant level of importance placed on how well the brush actually cleans.

Sadly, in reality, the molded mouthpiece does not offer a consistent and high standard of cleaning we expected.  It is not yet time to ditch the manual or regular electric toothbrush.

Only time and testing will really show how good or bad all of these different brands of mouthpiece brushes are.

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To be worth investing in, the cleaning experience needs to be equivalent to a manual or electric brush.

Of course, a big factor here is convenience.  The reported time saving could be a big appeal for those that are time-poor.

The brushes are unlikely to offer up the same battery life as a regular toothbrush due to the size constraints, so this could be a downside.

Claims are between 2 and 4 weeks.  Of course, this is just a few minutes of running time compared to 1 hour or more available on most regular brushes.

Amabrush did, however, last much longer in our testing.

Features may be limited — the larger handle of a regular brush allows for more technology to be built-in, but that hasn’t stopped the introduction of Bluetooth into some.

What features do they have?

At this time it is not a complete like-for-like with regular electric toothbrushes but there is an increasing similarity with features like Bluetooth and wireless charging being offered.

The core feature is the ability to clean the teeth quickly and effectively, compared to a regular manual or electric toothbrush, or at least that is what is claimed.

Most then benefit from being compact, portable and generally convenient to use.

Each brand/product has its own additional features that make it unique.

Ufunbrush, for example, is designed with the idea that children will be the primary users.  Different sized mouthpieces are available and stickers can be attached to the mouthpiece to make it more ‘fun’ and enjoyable to use.

It is the only one to be powered by a removable battery.

Unico (a failed kickstarter product) was supposed to offer different sized mouthpieces as well as a modular storage system with UV sanitizer along with a smartphone app.  It was also supposed to have a built-in toothpaste dispenser.

Amabrush radically evolved their product and range of accessories due to the high level of funding they received.  

Bluetooth connectivity and a smartphone app did become a reality.  A wireless charging stand, travel case, UV sanitizer and more accessories were supposed to come. The company went into liquidation in 2019 however.

Who is making them?

In 2017 there were 3 main brands/manufacturers that announced a mouthpiece electric toothbrush.

All 3 introduced and have funded their products via crowdfunding platforms such as Kickstarter and Indiegogo.

Amabrush was the first, with Ufunbrush and Unico following.

Amabrush has to date achieved the greatest level of funding, developed the product furthest and in my mind, presented the best overall package. However, in June 2019, the company went into administration.

They achieved €4,300,000, just shy of 6400%, more than their desired funding goal.

By early 2019 they have turned the concept into a reality, with many customers (ourselves included) having received working units.

Why not take a look at each of the promotional videos they created to secure initial investment.

Original 10-Second Toothbrush | Amabrush® Explained (Top Product 2018 from Kickstarter)
uFunbrush - The Most Creative Toothbrush for Kids

In 2018, Y-Brush was announced and has been successfully funded.

It is a more serious competitor to Amabrush (now no longer trading).

By mid 2020, it was made available and we have reviewed Y-Brush.

2020 has seen a number of other companies and brands announce products, with the genuine intention to innovate within this market and create effective products. Some examples are CleanFreak, Talo Brush, Willo and Encompass.

Sadly, there is an ever increasing number of companies who appear to be trying to cash in on this evolution in oral healthcare products.

At the start of this article in the section ‘The same product – different brands’ we listed companies selling these types of products.

Unlike the brands listed earlier, the following do appear to be making their own products:

  • Otobrush
  • Unobrush
  • Huojo automatic electric toothbrush
  • Anabrush
  • Anself auto 360
  • Chiz toothbrush 4.0

Cheap alternatives and replicas

Hopefully, it is clear already, that currently, it is not worth buying a mouthpiece toothbrush.

We say this having tested what is arguably the best example or attempt at a mouthpiece brush to date, Amabrush.

However, there are many companies trying to tempt you to buy one.

It is quite likely that you will see an advert on Facebook, Instagram or across the internet for what appears to be very cheap alternatives to the Amabursh and Y-Brush products mentioned here.

Quite honestly, from what we can tell these are just companies trying to make a quick bit of cash at your expense.

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Whilst we have not tested them all, detailed research shows many are copies or re-badged versions of the same product, made by V-White.

The websites selling these are very poor with little information about the brush, how it works and what it offers.  The sites have little or no information about the company who makes them, how to contact them or where they are based.  Many of the reviews appear fake and overly positive.

When you actually find a review from a real customer, they generally have nothing other than bad things to say.

Some products also advertise ‘whitening’ features, which in itself is a warning sign because even if this were to be effective (which it won’t be), it’s a dangerous over-simplification.

The reality is these products are nothing more than cheap, low quality, inferior replicas/copies sold at a fraction of the price.  They do not work and should not be bought.

We are more than happy to praise those that offer something generally good, but unfortunately, we have no evidence to date of any offering something that even comes close.

How much do they cost?

The cost depends on the brand you go for and the package you select from what is on offer.

Prices start from as little as $60/£45/€50 with the average starter kit being $120/£90/€100

If you are thinking that this is expensive compared to a regular electric toothbrush, then yes there is a bit of a premium to be paid, but that is necessary for the advantage and claimed innovation they bring.

From 2017-19, when you purchased one, you were usually backing the brands crowdfunding campaign.

In some instances, this is still the case, but many are now taking orders via their own websites and shipping the product relatively quickly.

There are those cheap copies mentioned above that ship instantly and can cost as little as $25/£20/€20 but can be sold at more than $130/£100/€115.

Where can I see and buy them?

You won’t see these products in your local dentists’ office, pharmacy or supermarket.

Even if you did, avoid them at this time.

Because these products are being sold by relatively unknown brands, the majority are sold via direct to consumer methods, bypassing traditional outlets.

You normally have to go direct to the companies website to order it and have it sent to your home.  Only then do you get to see it.

Some brands do sell via larger marketplaces such as eBay and Amazon, but again you have to order and pay for it to be delivered before you get to handle it.

What do the reviews say?

Any reputable review will ultimately tell you to stay clear of these products for the time being.

The first we reviewed was Amabrush.

We have also tested Hibrush and uFunbrush.

None of these have scored highly.

This is backed up by comments from others online who have bought, tried and tested such products.

Y-Brush has been the most surprising, surpassing expectations and delivering the best results. But, the cleaning is still not good enough to replace the regular toothbrush.

Ultimately it is still relatively early days in terms of reviews for mouthpiece toothbrushes because so few products exist.  If you do see any positive reviews, really question why this is.

If you think you have stumbled on a product that is generally getting good praise, check with us or your dental professional before committing.

Your opinions

Do you own or have you used any of these automatic/mouthpiece style toothbrushes?

Do you agree with what we say?

Are there certain features that you really like or dislike?

Your opinion is really valuable to us and other potential mouthpiece toothbrush owners.

Or, if you have a question, please do ask in the comments below.

*This recommendation is given based on our own hands-on testing of multiple mouthpiece toothbrushes and the experiences of others we have learned of. We are not able to test every product. There may well be a product that does perform better and could be worth buying. But, given the lack of clinical data to support their effectiveness, we still urge caution.

**This study only tested 1 U shaped toothbrush, but arguably the most popular and widely sold product of its type today. The product was the V-White 360° Intelligent Electric Toothbrush with Cold Light; Voltage 3.2-3.7 V; Power: <5 W; Frequency 48,000 rpm/min max (Shenzhen Sure-Power Electrical Co., Ltd., Shenzhen, Guangdong, China) 

About Jon Love

Jon is a leading voice on electric toothbrushes and has been quoted by mainstream media publications for his opinions and expertise.

Having handled & tested hundreds of products there really is very little he does not know about them.

Passionate about business and helping others, Jon has been involved in various online enterprises since the early 2000s.

After spending 12 years in consumer technology, it was in 2014 that he focused his attention on dental health, having experienced first-hand the challenge of choosing a new toothbrush.

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  1. Dear Jon:
    I am writing to thank you for your research on these scam U-shaped toothbrushes. I’d like you to know why what you do is so important.
    I was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis when I was 13 yrs old; I am now almost 60. The RA has settled into my hands very badly over the last 8 years or so, rendering them quite disfigured and very painful, especially in the mornings and again in the evenings. It is often literal torture to brush my teeth at these times, but I do it. It is less painful on my hands to use a manual brush but it takes 4-5 minutes to brush thoroughly & properly. I can brush in 2 minutes with my electric brush but the vibrations hurt so much it often makes me cry. I also try to use my Waterpik as much as my hands will allow. Regular dental cleanings are unavailable due to Covid-19 so I am relying on my hands to keep my teeth & gums as healthy as I can.
    Then I saw an ad on the internet about this product called 360SonicBrush – “The Worlds First 360 Automatic Cleaning and Whitening Toothbrush” What hooked me was where it said: TOTALLY HANDS-FREE teeth cleaning. I read this ad over & over praying it was true; I got my credit card out. Then I read the ad a few more times and decided I’d sleep on it. Today I checked around on the internet and saw a lot of different ads for similar products and they were basically all the the same. Same product, same hype, same 4 and 5 star ratings with exactly the same comments. I so badly wanted this piece of crap product to be true, even with the $149.99 price tag attached to it. Luckily, the very next page I found was your page, proving with complete certainty that this product is a scam. The research you had done and the accompanying pictures left ZERO room for doubt. I’m a smart woman (PhD) I knew it wasn’t true but I needed so badly for a device like this to BE true, so I was willing to ignore the warning bells going off in my head. You, sir saved me from a somewhat costly and very embarrassing mistake.
    Please keep doing what you are doing – the internet & the people on it, need you!
    Thank you so very much!

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    • Lisa.

      Thank you ever so much for your detailed comment and I am truly touched that you have valued the content I have created so much.

      It is for people like yourself that I really do hope that in time these products become the future and I am convinced they will, it is just a matter of time.

      If you haven’t already, please do sign up to be notified about new products as this way you can find out about them from me and the team here knowing that the information will be factual. We will only ever recommend or endorse something if we truly belive it works.

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    • Hi Loren.

      I believe the short answer to be no.

      I can’t say I have tested one for as long as 4-10 minutes per session. I have tested 10 second brushes for 2 minutes, and the extra plaque removable was marginally better. But still far worse than a regular manual or electric toothbrush.

      The clinical study included in this article used the V-White toothbrush for 2 minutes and still came to the conclusion that it was no more effective than not brushing at all.

      If it can’t clean the majority off within the operational time set by the manufacturer, longer brushing is really unlikely to make any difference. I would then argue what would be the point if you have to brush for longer than a regular manual or electric.

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  2. When I see an ad claiming a doctor endorses a product, I like to check if this “doctor “ is qualified in the area of expertise the are backing. Being skeptical, prior I have found people Holding a doctoral degree in philosophy or administration research backing medical products or environmental claims. Hmmmm
    Today looking in to “Dr Max”I found your brilliant website, well done! I loved the comparison with plaque disclosing tablets. I’ve done this after brushing with a normal toothbrush to improve my technique. Hint to readers who love their teeth; the hand you prefer brushing with will often miss some plaque on the 3rd 6th teeth on the same side. Once again thanks for a great article.

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  3. I clicked the add, countdown timer, free postage and half price, $157 Australian dollars! I then googled it to see if it was a good price.
    I see other sites selling same for $57. Australian dollars.
    Great I thought, going through a few stores, I then click on your link.
    Thank you Thank you! You have saved me $$ and disappointment! There way they go about advertising does work extremely well in trickling us to purchase. I’m so pleased I clicked your link. Thanks again, and I’ll keep using last centuries teeth cleaning devices!

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  4. Its an absolute NO!

    Mention has been made that Spicer is German and Australian, today I saw a clip where he is described as British. I can find very little about him – in fact the reason why I am here is that it was second on my search list.
    There are a range of other clips with the same music, same colour and style of text for a vacuum attachment, air conditioning and, I think, glasses. The claims are pretty similar (the air conditioning industry hasn’t changed in 100 years either). There are basic spelling mistakes.
    All of this seems very dubious. Even if it was a reasonable type of product I would steer clear

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  5. I got an ad for “Irish” dentist Dr. Max Spicer – I would suggest we have fraudulent advertising on our hands!

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  6. Thanks so much for this article and all the research that went in.

    (as an extremely skeptical engineer I got a Youtube ad for the “Dr. Max Spicer” one, already forgot the name– but with the same exact stock music in these similar ads for some-kind-of too good to be true camera drone I was getting 2 or 3 months ago. )

    By the way, isn’t a waterpik probably the best way to clean your teeth? I used to have one, my mom threw it out. Maybe you need a brush, too. For 3 years I only use a $7 to $10 spinning/back-and-forth electric one, oral B or CVS brand I think this time.

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    • Owen, I am pleased your skeptical nature allowed you to find this article and realize things are not what they might seem!

      Hopefully I have saved your teeth and some money for you!

      Waterpik water flossers are one type of product that can be used in conjunction with a regular toothbrush to clean your teeth, but I would not suggest the best way on their own.

      You don’t need expensive tools to achieve a good basic level of oral care and hygiene. The best thing for your oral health is your routine. Brush twice a day, for 2 minutes, floss once a day with the correct technique. With this, you are off to a good start.

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  7. Hi Jon,I can’t thank you enough for your review. I was very nearly suckered in by the advert on Facebook.I use an old Braun Sonic (with the toothbrush shaped head) that i have changed batteries to make last longer as i really like it. I was also advised by my dentist to use a Waterpik flosser,which i can highly recommend.
    Thank you once again for the great review.

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  8. Please post a before and after using a manual toothbrush and an electric/vibrating one. It would also be useful to see this done for both the recommended 2 minutes and then the amount of time a typical person actually brushes for. It seems the problem these whole mouth brushes actually solve is they are an improvement over how people actually brush, which is less than the 2 minutes.

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    • Hi Adam, thanks for the suggestion of what to add to the article. I think this is a very good idea and something I can and will do. 👍

      I have previously completed these tests myself as part of my testing to compare products, but I have not taken the before and after images to share on the site.

      It will take me a couple of weeks for me to go through this cycle and be able to update it with these images.

      Whilst these toothbrushes do aim to solve the problem of how people actually brush (for less than 2 minutes) the results I have experienced still suggest that using a regular manual or electric toothbrush is better.

      The mouth brushes are not fitting to the teeth and gums correctly and the bristles are not cleaning away the plaque well enough.

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    • Hi Adam. I just want to let you know that as per your suggestion I have updated this article with images showing before and after shots of my teeth using different brushes for different periods of time. I might not be your typical user, but it should give a very good idea.

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  9. Interesting. I just saw an advert for UltraBrush 360, created and endorsed by the *Australian* dentist, Dr. Max Spicer – not German as others have seen. If that doesn’t set alarm bells ringing nothing will. Thanks for the article, you saved me some money I think!

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  10. Thank you. I have seen advertisements and was seriously considering one of these. I will follow you to see if the cleaning power of these improve. Again;, thank you.

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  11. Thank you for your really useful article.

    I watched Ultra-brush promotion on you tube in Japan.
    They said this product developed by Dr Watanabe and sponsored by Tanaka.
    But no Asian person seen on this program.

    This kind of products are really harmful to dental health.
    I hope more people may find your website.

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  12. hi Jon
    Thank you for your very extensive review / reviews.
    I just watched a Swedish ad about UltraBrush and in this ad they claimed

    1. we have lower costs due to not using paid ads
    2. UltraBrush was developed together with very famous Swedish dentist Dr Leon Olsson (if my memory is correct)

    When I read your review it seems V-White had a German dentist. Hehe, it seems these ad companies are lying big time then.
    AND on top of that contradicting themselves as well big time when the ad I watched came from YouTube and YouTube is never free of charge to use for advertising.

    I just wanted to send you this info.
    thank you
    Jesper

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    • Thank you Jesper for sharing, all of this feedback is very useful.

      The marketing approaches around the world do vary and it is interesting where these brands localize adverts, using a ‘claimed’ Swedish dentist, presumably to appeal to those who live in the Nordics.

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  13. Hi! Good info here Jon. Thank you. I was wondering about the Y – Brush and how it is any different than the others?

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    • Hi Denise.

      My Y-Brush review will be going live later today. I will let you know when it is available so I can share my verdict with you.

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  14. I was initially intrigued by the claim of the Ultrabrush 360 being “ultrasonic”. However ultrasonic means greater than audible (> 20kHz) and the maximum frequency claim I could find in any of the products was 48,000 vibrations/minute (only 800 Hz) which puts it in the category of “sonic” like most other electric “sonicare” toothbrushes.
    Nevertheless there does seem to be a category of real piezo-driven “ultrasonic” electric toothbrushes with product names like Smilex, Emmident and Ultreo that require a special toothpaste that enables the “cavitation” effect of expanding and imploding microbubbles that is standard in ultrasonic cleaning baths. I also see there is such a thing as an ultrasonic scaler that some dentists may have for removing plaque at a very localized tip (alternative to manual scraping).
    Do you have any comments about such true ultrasonic toothbrushes for home use?

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    • Hi Jonathan.

      Pleased to read that you have done your research and discovered the so-called ‘ultrasonic’ mouthpiece toothbrushes are well, no ultrasonic!

      There is indeed a category of true ‘ultrasonic’ toothbrushes that exist. They are not as mainstream as typical sonic electric toothbrushes and in full disclosure I have yet to undertake any extensive testing of these to make honest comparison. I will be doing so in the future.

      There is evidence to suggest that they are effective and I have no grounds to doubt this, but the number of options are limited and the price tends to be more expensive than a regular sonic toothbrush.

      Whilst they can provide benefit according to the data, the reality is that these, just like regular toothbrushes require correct use by the user.

      Many people don’t actually brush their teeth correctly, so the benefits really don’t really reveal themselves.

      When used correctly a regular manual or electric brush provides a more than satisfactory clean of the teeth. Going ultrasonic will have limited extra benefit for the extra cost etc.

      I hope this helps give some insight.

      P.S. Stay away from dental scalers as not used correctly these can cause damage. Best leave scaling to the professionals.

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  15. It is a pity that advertising promises and customer reviews can no longer be believed at all and that the advertised products are only ever sold and advertised to enrich the manufacturers. It seems to be likewise completely all the same to these whether they cause damage with the lies with bona fide and trusting buyers or not. This greed for money is horrible and in my opinion it is often already fraud on the customer.

    UltraBrush 360°:
    https://ultrabrush360.co citation:
    “Ultrabrush – the breakthrough ultrasonic toothbrush that is safe and healthier for teeth and gums (and I tested it!)”
    I found your site by chance when I saw the promising application of “UltraBrush 360°” in a commercial on YouTube today. This is supposed to be a new product with additional ultrasonic cleaning, which I unfortunately do not see listed here yet. But I think that I should still keep my hands off it to protect my teeth.
    Maybe this reference to this “tooth cleaning device” is interesting for you after all, even if it is perhaps only suitable to complete your negative list.

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    • Thanks for sharing. From what I can see this is just another re-branded v-white product and won’t clean the teeth well. Stay clear for now.

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  16. Im interested in knowing when one of these new U shaped toothbrushes become available that meets your medical approval. Please put me on that list!

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    • Thanks Randy, I have added you to the list. You will receive an email from us, please click the link in that email to confirm you wish to receive the updates.

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  17. Two questions for you:

    1) Can you show a before/after picture from a regular manual brushing as well as one from a ‘standard’ electronic bush, to contrast how they are better than the current crop of u-brushes?

    2) Have you heard of or looked at the Ultrabrush? It claims to be ultrasonic based, which maybe is new in this type of device? I’m not convinced from looking at the two websites I found for it, so would be interested in a professional’s opinion. https://ultrabrush360.co and https://ultra-brush.com are two sites I found that seem to be the same thing, though one of them does mention the “Dr. Max Spicer” that you already tried to research, so I’m fearing this one is, like the others, not what it is made out to be.

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  18. Thanks Jon,

    Just for fun, I will bet that out of all the names for this type of toothbrush, people will ultimately adopt “hands-free”. At least in the US. That’s what drew me to the whole thing. I’m glad for your insight. I also really like your term “mouthpiece”, as that certainly speaks for itself.

    Also nice touch on the “Confirm you are not a spammer”. A simple but effective way to thwart a nice chunk of spambots.

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    • An ultrasonic mouthpiece? I think this might just be a name rather than actually being ultrasonic. Have you seen one specifically?

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    • Will do David.

      I have recently received and am testing a product called Y-Brush. This could be the answer, but I don’t want to speak too soon. More testing needed.

      Watch this space. I will be posting a clear update as soon as is possible.

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  19. Thank you for your insight. I was very close to buying and testing such a mouth tooth brush but I’ll heed your advice and wait.

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  20. Any updates yet? I saw one called go-smile that you haven’t reviewed yet. It seems intriguing, and the reviews are hit or miss. It either works great or it’s horrible. Nothing really in between.

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    • Hi Jon.

      I had not heard of go-smile. Having looked it up, I am sceptical as to whether it would be any better.

      Whilst I can’t say for sure, my money would be on it not performing as expected.

      Aside from that, there is little in the way of updates.

      I have just received Y-Brush, which I am testing. Initial impressions are that is performs better than most others, but still not to the standard expected. However, more testing to do.

      I will update this article as soon as I can.

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  21. Thank you for your time on this.
    With all this information and part of the work done it would seem a better product could be developed. I’m a designer and a very lazy brush and flosser. As well as a tool nerd. Also have genetically poor and sensitive teeth. Was hoping for a magic bullet and of course it’s a novelty/gimmick/scam item.
    My voyage was:
    Saw an ad and went to amazon to see if product was cheaper than $60.
    Then saw all the knock offs and read some reviews.
    Then googled a product one of the reviewers mentioned as “great” and found you.
    This is an easy way to figure out any product validity if it seems gimmicky.
    This one did not pass sniff test.

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  22. Im interested in knowing when one of these new U shaped toothbrushes become available that meets your medical approval. Please put me on that list!

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  23. Thanks for this article! It sure saves people a lot of time and effort.
    I also found out something else about all the “5 star” reviews. On the website of Ultra Brush and Sonicare (which are almost exactly the same websites by the way!), if you click on the reviews you can clearly see that most images are EXACTLY the same but with DIFFERENT names and texts!! So that shows that ALL THEIR REVIEWS are FAKE!!
    People be aware, and do your own research so you will see it with your own eyes!

    Too bad I can’t post the screenshots I took on this comment section.

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  24. Saw this on YouTube I was interested as it seemed like a sound idea. Some of the footage in the ad seemed like stock footage, and the silicone bristles seemed too large for cleaning properly. But it’s a new product, so I went to checkout http://www.brushprox.com, and I was met by the first scam giveaway.

    ***THE MAIN PAGE***
    When I clicked on order button, the site had a fake loading bar noting that they were checking warehouses for availability. To prove it was fake I opened the browser dev tools and saw that no related outgoing and incoming web traffic was shown. They weren’t checking anything.

    The second sign of a scam on this page was when I clicked on the “Contact”, “Terms of Use”, and “Privacy Policy” links on the bottom of the main page. All three of these links pointed to the same address

    “https://www.getbrushpro%20x.com/contact-us?qty=1”

    Which isn’t a navigable URL. “%20” is a space and spaces aren’t allowed in URL names also why pass a quantity. “qty=1”

    ***THE ORDER PAGE***
    This page kept showing a ticker every 5 seconds that others (e.g. Nathan S. from Blue Ridge, etc.) were buying the product. I watched those for a while, and names and cities stated to repeat. I went away for an hour to do something else, came back and refreshed the page, and the same “people” from the same “cities” were still “purchasing” the product. One of the the tickers said this product [BrushProX] was in high demand and a their best selling product they offered. It was the only product offered on the site?

    This website was hastily put together and full of errors, and even lies about checking warehouses. So I did research for actual reviews and came across this web site. Wanted to warn others to avoid this scam, and how they can spot scams in the future. Hope this helps 🙂

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    • Andrew.

      Thanks for the detailed comment. You have explained and confirmed many of the same thoughts and experiences we have.

      At this stage such products are best avoided.

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  25. Recently, I purchased the Autobrush for my kids, it goes for 30 seconds with just regular kids toothpaste.
    And I’m satisfied with it, otherwise my kids would barely brush for 10 seconds at the same spot and just spit the rest of the toothpaste out.

    I go ahead and brush with a regular toothbrush for 2min.

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    • Thanks for sharing Paul. You have every right to be cynical. Save the cash and check back here in the future. We will update when there is a product that really is worth investing in.

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  26. Literally in the middle of watching the ad, which turned up while watching YouTube. It looked suspicious, so I paused it and googled the doctors name. I had an inkling the doctor didn’t exist. All I can find is his own website for this gadget, but any renowned doctor with an invention would have peer reviewed scientific coverage in medical/dentistry journals etc. They would back their claims with relevant references and as a very minimum their credentials should be on a LinkedIn profile. Nothing turns up. I am sticking to brushing my teeth with a tooth brush. Thank you for your coverage of this gadget and the “doctor”.

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  27. Just checking in on this because it was published awhile ago. Are there currently any options on the market that either seem to be or have been clinically proven effective?
    Thanks

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    • Hi Julia.

      No, I am afraid not.

      There is a product called Y-Brush, which we have on order and is due to be delivered soon. This could possibly be a ‘better’ option, but we will have to wait and see, I am yet to be wholly convinced.

      There are certainly none that have been proven clinically effective.

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  28. Your article stopped me from buying one of those. Thank you.

    Just wondering how before-after pictures would look like when an electric toothbrush is used

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    • Hi Tuyen,

      Thanks for the comment. Glad it was helpful.

      I don’t have an image to hand to show you how they would look after brushing with an electric toothbrush. But, all the purple dye that is shown on the teeth in these images would be gone.

      Essentially the teeth would be clean and free of plaque.

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  29. Would a “sonic” electric toothbrush clean teeth better than an “ordinary ” electric toothbrush? I’m considering changing my Oral B to a Philips. Is there any difference?

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    • Phillip.

      This is a great question. The short answer is no.

      Essentially, both a sonic toothbrush, like those made by Philips Sonicare, provides an equivalent cleaning performance to an oscillating-rotating toothbrush made by Oral-B.

      For most people, improving their brushing technique, brushing time and routine would have a bigger impact than the type of electric toothbrush used.

      For example, brushing twice a day for 2 minutes each time compared to twice a day for just 1 minute is going to be more beneficial than any particular style of toothbrush.

      However, there is evidence that supports the case that the sonic toothbrushes made by Sonicare are better than Oral-B oscillating-rotating toothbrushes. And, there is of course evidence to suggest Oral-B is better than Sonicare.

      The most recent data that analyzed a number of studies concluded, Oral-B is probably better overall, but the difference was not that significant and more research was needed.

      You might find my article, Oral-B vs Sonicare a useful read.

      I hope this helps. If you need more assistance, please let me know.

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  30. Just curious, did you test the performance of Amabrush using it for something like 60 seconds instead of 10 seconds? I’m curious if more time like that could significantly improve their performance.

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    • Hi Eric.

      I did test the likes of Amabrush for longer periods of time, such as 60 seconds. The cleaning ability wasn’t really any better.

      There were marginal improvements (by no means close to the standard it should be) if you used for an extended period of time and aggressively moved the mouthpiece around as best as possible to give more of a brushing effect. But a lot of effort and really feels like it is going against the concept a little.

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  31. I have wanted these brushes to be good ever since I saw the original ads but they all suffer from one clear problem… people have inconsistencies and different shapes to their bite and mouth… the only way a product like this has any chance of working is if a dentist creates a mold of an individuals mouth first.

    I would love to see someone actually partner with dental offices to do this and provide a quality “fitted” product similar to the amabrush. I’d sign up for that in a heartbeat.

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  32. You say several times in the article that your testing shows they dont measure up to manual brushing (yet), and that the standard of cleaning they provide is unsatisfactory.
    Which is more or less what my suspicions were of these devices.

    However the more times you repeated that sentiment the more I found myself asking a few unanswered questions aloud.

    What were your tests?
    How did you measure the level of cleanliness?
    What manual brushes were they tested against?
    How did you establish a baseline for cleanliness?
    Did the level of cleanliness increase the longer the device was in your mouth, or did it plateau after a certain duration?

    Your article reflected my assumptions of the product, but to inform myself further I’d really like to hear the process you used to reach your conclusions.

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    • Thanks for the questions, and I can understand why you are asking these. I am happy to provide further information.

      Just to be clear, we have not performed ‘clinical’ tests. We are not testing these products under the sort of strict guidelines that would be followed if a study or detailed/medically accurate research was being completed.

      The way we test these products is much like you might at home if you were comparing one product with another. You try each product out looking for similarities and differences. The added benefit we have is that we have tested many different electric toothbrushes, which most have not.

      So, with this in mind, please find further explanation to the questions asked.

      What were your tests?

      Our tests were regular toothbrushing on a daily basis. We compared the brushing experience and the sensation on cleanliness after use in comparison to manual and electric toothbrushes.

      We went through 24 hour periods where we would not brush our teeth, allowing for lots of plaque to build up. We would then disclose the plaque using disclosing tablets. We would then brush the teeth with the mouthpiece toothbrushes as per the directions from the manufacturer and see how much plaque was actually removed.

      In most instances very little plaque was actually removed, meaning a large amount of disclosed plaque remained. Compare this to manual brushing or using an electric toothbrushing, this would no longer exist in such volume.

      These tests were repeated several times to come to the conclusion (with photographic evidence) that they don’t clean as well as a manual or electric toothbrush.

      How did you measure the level of cleanliness?

      The plaque disclosing tablets were the main measure of how clean the teeth were. Effectively cleaned teeth would have very little or no disclosed plaque remaining after brushing. This was not the case with the mouthpiece toothbrushes.

      When plaque disclosing agents were not being used, we would just go by personal sensation and feeling post clean. We often could see or feel plaque and debris left on the teeth and gums and even foodstuffs still caught up in the teeth.

      What manual brushes were they tested against?

      Primarily the Curaprox CS5460 Ultra Soft toothbrush.

      We did also test against a large range of electric toothbrushes such as the Oral-B Genius 9000, Sonicare DiamondClean and more.

      How did you establish a baseline for cleanliness?

      Plaque removal was the baseline in our tests, as this is the reason we brush our teeth.

      Did the level of cleanliness increase the longer the device was in your mouth, or did it plateau after a certain duration?

      Because we are not using scientific methods to conduct the measurement and comparison it is hard to say for certain. Perhaps marginally the level of cleanliness increased, if in the mouth for 1 minute compared to 30 seconds lets say. However, more than this and I can’t say any noticeable improvement was seen. Most improvement was achieved by essentially wiggling the mouthpiece around the mouth and forcing the bristles to have more contact with the teeth and gums, but even then this was again a marginal improvement considering.

      We will be the first to say that our tests do not stand up the clinical trial standards etc, but we don’t think you have to be an expert to see or discover that upon using the products they don’t work as well as advertised.

      We look forward to seeing propper clinical testing being completed on these types of products.

      I hope these answers help.

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  33. Wish I’d done a bit more thourall research. I had been seeing these things pop up continuously over the past year or so and bought one that arrived a week ago. I definitely can tell it doesnt clean nearly as well as my actual electric toothbrush (one that pulses not moving parts). The only part I really like is how it “massages” my gums, over the last week incorporating its use throughout the day, my gums feel better. I do work out of town, like away from a sink for 15-16 hours a day, so going to try to use throughout the day and keep normal brush for when at the hotel and see if itll help with my gum problems at least.

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  34. I’m glad that I read your review before I made an “impulse buy” on ebay. I recently had to have a deep cleaning and scraping and have receding gums. I thought this might be a way to reduce the damage, but if these mouthpiece devices do not clean BETTER than a regular toothbrush, I won’t purchase one. I’m going with a Sonicare electric. Just have to not press as hard as in the past.

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  35. So happy I decided to research before purchasing. I almost got sucked into buying one called the SnoWhite Pro for $89.99 which was the 50% off sale price (and free shipping was offered too for today only)! Thanks so much for your teeth and wallet saving information!

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  36. I really wish really wish I’d done some research before purchasing a mouthpiece toothbrush, but I’m guilty of a late-night impulse buy. I bought it for my 24 y.o. handicap son. I suspect it will be worthless. I’m still waiting for the toothbrush to arrive, but I’ll let you know what I think once I have a chance to try it out. The brand is Sonicbrush.

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    • Hi Michelle.

      Thanks for the comment.

      Sorry to be the bearer of bad news.

      I hadn’t come across that brand before, but taking a look it is just the same as all the others from what I can see.

      Please do test it when it arrives and let me know what you do think, but I am not sure you will be sold on it.

      These brushes could be useful for many people, but those with disabilities can potentially be some of the biggest winners of such technology. Many have looked at these as an option for those with restricted arm movement etc.

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    • I, too, was hoping this would be the solution for independent toothbrushing for my young adult daughter with disabilities. Luckily I read this review before buying. (I have learned…the hard way…to do this with EVERY purchase, especially online.) I am hoping this technology will be perfected, so that in the future it will be a solution for people with physical disabilities. Thank you for the review.

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  37. I use my V-White at work as a means to brush on the go. This cannot replace a daily flossing and brushing routine. I think using this during the day fits my busy schedule and seems to work well.

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    • Having used a V-white product, I am surprised you are continuing to use this at all. The results from my hands on testing has shown it has no real ability to clean the teeth.

      However, if you are keeping up with a regular brushing and flossing routine than great!

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  38. I, unfortunately, didn’t see my DDS for 5 years. When I returned for a cleaning I found I had problems. My biggest worry was the # of sixes they found when measuring my gums. I bought a Sonic Care diamond and used the deep cleanse to help my gums. My dr sells them @ her price ((lower than Walmart). It saved my gums! I would never use one of these. Thanks Jon. And no, I’m not with Sonic Care.

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    • I have not purchased and/or tested the Autobrush but I am 99% sure it is a repackaged version of V-White Automatic Toothbrush.

      I have tested HiBrush, which was in fact just a website name. I got sent V-White.

      It is awful and I advise you to stay well clear.

      Click here to read my HiBrush review.

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  39. Hi Jon — I’m glad I came across your website. I am a dentist practicing in MD and was investigating these devices for my elderly patients, those with physical disabilities and those with limited manual dexterity. A lot of these patients also have periodontal disease, extruded teeth, bone loss, gum recession, etc., as a result. I was hoping that this would be a better, more viable option than a home daycare, or nursing home provider, brushing for the patient with a prescription toothpaste. I do presently also have them use an Oral B electric toothbrush on them, as for all my patients. I believe that is the best option presently. I was planning on ordering a couple of these to try out, but am glad that you have confirmed my initial suspicions. I think when the big players (Colgate, Oral B, etc) introduce their versions, if at all, they will have more sound R&D and studies, rather than anecdotal reports. Thanks.

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    • Hi Dr Dalal,

      Thanks for your comment.

      I can completely see why you would look at these products as an option for the patients you describe. It is a shame they don’t work as intended.

      As you say when Colgate, Oral-B etc products their versions, I would agree that they will be better and have more research and development completed.

      It surprises me they have not yet come up with a solution, but I fear they may well be struggling to get a reliable, working option that is ready for the general public.

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  40. I’ve been researching these automatic toothbrushes as well, and the Amabrush does not test near as well as the Anjelah or the V-white brush. The Amabrush charging station corrodes quickly, and the vibrations are far less than the others mentioned. From what I’ve read, the V-white seems to be the clear winner in best auto brush. Search for reviews done with plaque tablets, you’ll see the V-brush far out performs the others in plaque removal as well.

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    • Hi Theresa,

      Thanks for the comment.

      What part of the Amabrush charging station corrodes? It is mainly plastic.

      I am not sure reviews of the V-White brush you have seen, but I have just completed testing this and it is worse than Amabrush.

      A full review will be online soon, but I advise people to stay well clear.

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      • I really wish I’d found this site before buying a “Nuubrush” (repackaged v-white once you get it delivered)

        It’s absolutely awful. I would get better results by putting toothpaste on a damp towel and pressing it against my teeth.

        STAY AWAY. The company refused to refund the product, but I contacted my bank’s fraud department and told them exactly what happened and they reversed the charge.

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        • Hi Nathan.

          Sorry to hear you have had to go through the pain and experience of these terrible products.

          I am trying to spread the word/message about how these products don’t work.

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        • I am having the same issue with getting a refund. I took mine out of the envelope and the plastic surrounding the box ripped and they are telling me that my refund is voided because of that. I will be trying to contact my bank as well.

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  41. Hi. I am about to have surgery on my right hand. Since I am right handed, would this be a temporary alternative for about one month or should I stick with my awkward left hand brushing? I am aware they are not good yet, but might be worth it for this instance.

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