When it comes to my teeth (or the hubs or boys), I am constantly trying to stay on top of my game in cleaning and maintenance.  As a child, I always remembered my Dentist talking about how important it was to stay on top of those chompers and it stuck with me.  Between bi-yearly dentist visits for the family and good cleaning and flossing habits, I think we do pretty well.  I’m always intrigued with new gadgets on the market today that offer great results and recently I was given the opportunity to try the ISSA by Foreo toothbrush.  It’s been over a month since I started using this toothbrush and I wanted to share my thoughts with all of you.

Is The ISSA By Foreo Toothbrush a Must-Have? #issabyforeo #ifabbomember

The ISSA by Foreo is a new type of toothbrush that uses silicone bristles with pulsation technology for both cleaning and gum massage.  Similar to their face cleaning tool – the LUNA, I was intrigued by the concept and couldn’t wait to test it out.  The ISSA is ultra-hygienic with a nonporous silicone brush that is gentler and more hygienic than a standard nylon toothbrush which can be abrasive on the gums and harbor bacteria.  And, unlike other electronic toothbrushes on the market – you need only change out your brush head once a year and charge every 6 months or so.

The ISSA is available in four very cool and awesome colors and retails for $199 and there is also a mini version that can be used for kids which retails for $119.  Each replacement brush head is $24.90 – but as I mentioned before, you need only replace your brush head once a year.  You can find all of these and the descriptions at

Is The ISSA By Foreo Toothbrush a Must-Have? #issabyforeo #ifabbomember

So how did the ISSA work for me?  Well, I naturally gravitate to the more soft bristle brush because I have sensitive gums and teeth.  But, I’m one of those people that will brush my teeth like a mad woman until they feel extra clean and squeaky.  With that said, I think the concept of the ISSA is interesting and works well and while I have been enjoying this product particularly for massaging my sensitive gums, when it comes to cleaning my teeth, I feel like I could use a little extra something.  Since I switch back and forth between a manual and electric toothbrush for my teeth care, I found that the ISSA did not get into the tighter areas that my teeth have to get them clean.  However, with all of that said, I still think my gums truly love this product.  It offers a pulsating but gentle massage on my gums that I really don’t get with a regular toothbrush and after visiting my dentist two weeks ago, she agreed that my gums were looking happy.

The bristles are a little longer than what I am used to – so I felt like there was not enough pressure on my actual teeth to get the clean I had desired, but nonetheless, this product has still made a difference in my gums, so I have been enjoying it and use it in combination with other products as a part of my teeth cleaning routine.  After trying this product now for over a month, I can say that while it cannot be a stand-alone tooth brush for me, I will still enjoy using it for my gum massage and while it does get my teeth clean, I just need a little more firmness to get that squeaky clean I love.

If you can afford the price point of this product and have sensitive teeth or gums – you may enjoy this toothbrush because it is very gentle on my teeth.  However, if you are someone that loves a good scrub a dub and wants their tooth brush to get into every crevice and cavity – you may want to stick with a traditional toothbrush.  Nonetheless, I’m glad I had a chance to try the ISSA by Foreo because my gums seriously love me now.

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Disclaimer:  The product(s) mentioned in this post were sent to me for review and consideration.  All opinions are my own and 100% honest and unbiased.  I was not paid to provide this review for you.  This product sent compliments of iFabbo and Foreo.


Beauty, Fashion and Lifestyle Blogger. Mother of 3 and proud Wife. I love Food, whether it be eating it or cooking it and love to learn about new types of food from different cultures. I love making YouTube videos and meeting new friends and I have had a passion and love for photography since I was a little girl.


  1. Allison @neversaydiebeauty Reply

    Love the design, but I would need the child size, and I don’t think I would pay that much just for a gum massager though it sounds great for that purpose

    • I think if the bristles were just a tad bit shorter which would help in the toothbrush bristles not so bendable… it would be awesome… It feels so great on my gums, even on my teeth… just wish it got between my teeth better… my teeth are really close together.

  2. I don’t know if I could get down with this.. I’ve been hearing more cons than pros.. maybe if there’s a redesign I’ll give it a while. I think it’ll be too big for me, also =

  3. I’ve been hearing pretty mixed reviews about this toothbrush. I think I’ll probably stick with my good old Colgate one. 🙂

    • I don’t blame you 🙂 I use it in combination with my Oral B and Sonicare… I think just a revisement in the design and they will have gold.

  4. MandyChameleonStampede Reply

    I’ve heard this is great for gums, which is obviously important, but I have the need for bristles. Maybe I just need to try it.

  5. Lola Seicento Reply

    This definitely sounds amazing for the gums, and that your dentist noticed the difference says a lot. That said, it sounds as though it leaves a bit to be desired with respect to cleaning– especially between the teeth! Thanks for your honest review, Honey!

  6. I hope that Foreo reads all the reviews on this toothbrush and will make some changes. I could use the gum help but I need something much smaller than this is.

  7. FabZilla_Kath Reply

    it’s really good for gum massage but they need to do something w/ the bristles

  8. Bailey_AlltheWords Reply

    I’m an aggressive brusher too and like that super clean feel, so I’m not sure if this would work for me, but it is such an innovative design.

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