Last Updated on January 27, 2019 by Lucy Foxell
ION-Sei Electric Toothbrush – Putting Toothpaste Manufacturers Out of Business:
I have been in the possession of an electric toothbrush for some years now and much prefer it to a standard manual toothbrush. It does the job, but I still get persistent plaque and a fair amount of general wear and tear. As I have got older I have become increasingly aware of my teeth and try desperately to give them the best chance possible of looking good and remaining in my mouth for the duration!
Unfortunately when I was a child dental hygiene was nowhere near as well researched and understood as it is today, but things have changed enormously and with the development of innovative technology there are lots of exciting new products on the market and there’s much more hope of retaining a full set of healthy happy teeth into the future.
So I was especially pleased to be invited to review the new ION-Sei’s Electric Toothbrush, which combines contemporary Japanese technology with German design.
What makes the ION-Sei so special?
Well…..first of all, it really is rather elegant and pleasurable to look at, it’s sleek, simple and streamlined, there are two colours to choose from – the lovely Lake Blue (as I have) or the Day White. Both are very attractive and mine has already taken pride of place in my bathroom.
It comes with a small charger base, which has an adapter that can be used in the UK or in Europe. It’s very light and easily packed into a suitcase, which makes it ideal for travelling.
But ION-Sei’s real superpower lies in its patented technology. Whereas most electric toothbrushes only remove some of the plaque and bacteria, the ionic technology actually suppresses the bacteria causing plaque too. The brush has a gentle action that is good to brush along the gum line, which has a high risk of potential problems, such as gum disease.
There are three different Original Spiral heads available:
Standard bristle – for extra plaque removal
Soft bristle – tapered bristles reach between the teeth
Compact soft – more effective cleaning of back teeth
The first two come in the original set. I have been using the standard, which feels as if it’s getting the areas where I tend to get plaque.
It has three different speeds, which are increased by the touch on the button. I have generally been using the low and the mid speed.
The ION-Sei electric toothbrush uses an Ultra Violet (UV) LED light that reacts with a Titanium Dioxide bar in the brush handle, to create ions that suppress the bacteria that cause plaque.
The negative electrons are sent to your mouth via water or saliva. Although ION-Sei uses advanced technology, it harnesses nature using “water and light”.
ION-Sei also works with your body’s natural electrical charge through a conductor on the handle, producing a weak charge that inhibits bacterial growth and helps to attract bacteria from teeth onto the brush.
The technology used to create these superpowers are proprietary and patented.
One of the real joys is you don’t have to use toothpaste, just water which creates a more natural cleaning option. It ticks all the right boxes for holistic health benefits – giving you a cleaner mouth and a healthier body.
The ION-Sei claims to create a longer lasting and deeper clean, through ionic technology, which reduces the bacteria sticking to teeth and therefore plaque build-up, gum disease and cavities.
I have been using the ION-Sei for two weeks now and I’m beginning to see and feel the results. My teeth feel super clean, it’s easy to use and my mouth genuinely feels extra fresh and tingling after using it. But most of all they still feel clean the next morning and I think my plaque has definitely improved.
I’m absolutely delighted with my new toothbrush. It looks good, it feels good and I am hoping that on my next visit to the dentist she will be equally pleased and impressed with my new dental hygiene routine.
The ION–Sei is more expensive than some electric toothbrushes on the market, but if it does what it sets out to do, I think it’s worth it.
The is currently only available at Amazon in the UK, priced £129.99
Disclosure: I was gifted this toothbrush for the purpose of review. All content is editorially given. This post contains affiliate links.