Wednesday, August 5, 2015
Aw yeah! Your girl is back with another FOREO product - this time it's the FOREO ISSA Toothbrush. This baby looks insane, doesn't it? But for a $199 price tag, is it worth the switch? Let's check it out!

The FOREO ISSA Toothbrush is your electric toothbrush gone 2.0! It's the first reinvention in 60 years and boasts a superior approach to dental care. With silicone bristles and pulsation control at your fingertip, the ISSA offers a super gentle brushing experience customized to how fast or slow you like it.

The ISSA is to be used with normal toothpaste (as long as it doesn't have bleach in it but including homemade tooth powder) as you are basically using it exactly like you would with a normal toothbrush. That being said, you do have to buy a new brush head once a year. There is a button in the middle to turn it on and than a plus and minus sign to turn up the pulsation frequency or lower it to your liking. The silicone bristles are extremely soft - almost too soft but I'll get into that in a sec. The brush pulsates in 30 second intervals, pausing to let you know to change to a different side (or quadrant of the mouth). After two minutes, the pulsations pause three times to let you know you're done which is pretty cool.

My thoughts? I prefer a brush that's a little stiffer with thinner bristles to get in between my teeth. The reasoning, according to FOREO, for soft, silicone bristles is that they use high friction to clean your teeth rather than scrape it off like a normal toothbrush, but I'm still not a fan. After using this for over a month, I have to be honest: my teeth do not feel clean after using it. Like, at all. Total bummer. It has all the makings to be awesome but the actual use it's used for doesn't work for me - or my wallet! 

Shop | Buy ($199)
* Press sample