We all know that you are never fully dressed without a smile, right? In fact, according to a recent study conducted by the American Academy of Periodontology, 50% of survey respondents said that the first feature they notice when they meet someone, is their smile. And if that weren't reason enough to smile, scientists have also discovered that smiling can actually help your health! The simple act of smiling sends positive neural messages to your brain that benefit your mood and thereby enhance your overall health!
Healthy teeth and gums are important for a great smile. If you don't take care for your teeth and gums, poor oral hygiene can lead to other health problems. That million dollar smile is priceless, especially when it comes to your health!
The first thing I noticed about ISSA was its unique shape and eye-catching color. This told me instantly the toothbrush is not like all the other, but then I saw the bristles. The bristles are super soft and flexible! The gentle bristles are a godsend, because my dental hygienist has repeatedly warned me that my gums are beginning to recede because I am brushing too hard. Despite the hygienist's warnings, I can't seem to stop scrubbing and feel I need to scrub my teeth in order to get them clean. The good news is, when I use FOREO's ISSA toothbrush I can scrub as much as I want without hurting my gums. In fact, I'm actually massaging my gums and it feels wonderful!
I'll admit that using silicone bristles to brush your teeth does take some getting used to. I still find myself reaching for my nylon bristle brush every few days because I miss the "clean feeling" I get with nylon bristles. But I honestly don't think I could go back to using a nylon bristle toothbrush all the time. It's too harsh for my gums! I can really feel the difference when I go back to a nylon bristle brush. I also feel my teeth look shiny after using my ISSA brush. It reminds me of the shiny teeth I have after leaving the dentist office. The hygienist uses a little rubber cup device to clean my teeth and I find my teeth always appear shinier afterward.
I can definitely tell FOREO has put a lot of thought into the design and features of the ISSA toothbrush. Its ergonomic design makes it very easy to reach the back side of my back molars with ease. Seriously, it is so much better than with my regular toothbrush. ISSA's toothbrush is also fuss-free. I love that while it is a rechargeable toothbrush, you don't need to charge it for about six months! That means I can take it with me when I travel and not have to worry about packing up the recharging station! Also, the brush head will eventually need to be replaced, but lasts for one year!
Another reason I love the ISSA toothbrush is because the nonporous silicone resists bacteria buildup, making it at least 35 times more hygienic than regular toothbrushes, which can be home to millions of bacteria. I recently saw a study done on students' toothbrushes who are living in dorms. The results were scary and disgusting. This alone makes me want to get the ISSA toothbrush for my daughter before she heads off to college in fall.
This high-quality electronic toothbrush does come with a steep price tag of $199, and includes a two-year limited warranty and a 10-year quality guarantee. If you decide to purchase an ISSA toothbrush, make sure you check the return policy at your store or online. If you are not a scrubber like me, the ISSA toothbrush may not be for you!