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What Is the Oral-B iO Toothbrush? (Why It’s the Best Now)

What is the Oral-B IO toothbrush

Say goodbye to your average everyday toothbrush. Your manual toothbrush is a thing of the past. And now, so is your average smart electric toothbrush. The best toothbrush available now is the Oral-B iO toothbrush. What is the Oral-B iO toothbrush? It is the world-famous round head of Oral-B with gentle micro-vibrating bristles combined with artificial intelligence and Bluetooth technology to give you an unmatched clean you could never have imagined!

What really sets this product apart from other smart electric toothbrushes is the Oral-B mobile app that accompanies the brush. When it is downloaded and connected by Bluetooth to your phone, it takes on the role of a personal trainer for your mouth. It provides real-time information on your brushing performance and motivates you to perform your best clean ever.

As a dental hygienist, trust me, I did not think it was possible to improve the performance of the latest electric toothbrushes available today. With the improvements, comes an increase in price. Believe me, you will see for yourself why this brush is your best option now and why it is worth the extra cost.

How It’s Different

There are quite a few features that are similar to other electric toothbrushes that you will love. These include the built-in timer that allows for the recommended two-minute brushing time. Also, built in sensors alert you to when you are brushing too hard. This is important if you are an aggressive brusher. Having this feature will prevent damage to the teeth and gums such as tooth abrasion or gum recession. Electric toothbrushes provide a superior clean for those who suffer from gum disease.

What sets it apart is the combination of the rotating, small round head that Oral-B is known for with the gentle micro-vibrations of its brush head. Energy is transferred to its bristle tips using a magnetic drive system. This creates a smooth clean without friction and with much less noise than other electric toothbrushes. The clean you receive is the resemblance of a professional dental cleaning.

Oral-B iO users experienced these results when compared to use of a manual toothbrush:
● 100% healthier gums after only one week of use
● Removal of 6 times more plaque at the gumline
● 83% of gingivitis patients reported healthy gums after 8 weeks of use

This brush comes with a magnetic charging stand that delivers a full charge within 3 hrs. The magnetic stand makes it less likely for the brush to be displaced from the charging stand. It comes with replacement heads that you will want to replace every 3 months for your best clean. Use the compatible Oral-B iO replacements heads. Prepare to be amazed by how gentle but thorough the experience is.

According to Proctor and Gamble’s CEO, Steve Bishop; “Oral-B iO not only propels the category forward and provides consumers with superior oral health, but it also aims to transform the act of brushing from something you have to do into something you want to do.”

The Oral-B iO has also earned the American Dental Association’s (ADA) Seal of Acceptance. This is considered the gold standard for dental professionals when recommending products to their patients. This seal means the product has been tested and proven to be safe and effective.

What’s the Difference Between Oral-B iO Series 7, iO Series 8 and iO Series 9?

The Oral-B iO 9 series brush has seven modes to choose from for a unique cleaning experience that is tailored to your needs. It not only cleans your teeth and gums but gives you feedback on a whole-mouth clean. The seven modes include: Whitening, Gum Care, Daily Clean, Sensitive, Intense, Super Sensitive and Tongue Clean. The Oral-B iO Series 7 provides 5 cleaning modes (minus Super Sensitive and Tongue Clean) and the Oral-B iO Series 8 has 6 cleaning modes (minus Tongue Clean).What is the Oral-B iO toothbrush

Another major difference is the fact that the Oral-B Series 7 and 8 does not include the charging travel case that the iO Series 9 does. The 7 will come with 2 replacement heads, the 8 has 3 replacement heads and the iO Series 9 will come with a supply of 4 replacement heads. The 9 also gives you a color display versus the black and white display of the other two.

The most significant difference between the models is the inclusion of the 3D artificial intelligence tracking system when paired to a mobile app on your phone via Bluetooth. Other models provide tracking but the 3D tracking is superior with the Oral-B iO Series 9 model. This provides the best experience when tracking your behavior and effectiveness while brushing.

What Is the Oral-B iO Toothbrush and Why It’s the Best Now?

This is an innovative redesigned version of smart toothbrushes. It is years in the making of improved design and features. You will feel as if you have your own personal coach along with you during your brushing experience. This technology gives you gratification for a job well done so it is great for perfectionists.

However, it is also a great tool for slackers as well. It will give real-time criticism of what needs to be improved. This is perfect for those of you who need a little nudge (or a big nudge) when it comes to improving your home care. The design is sleek, easy to keep clean and shows an easily understood display.

The display is full color and tells you the status of your battery, the mode you are using and the status of your current brush head. An LED ring will tell you if you are brushing too hard, too soft or just right. Trust me, as a dental professional, I see dramatic improvements for those patients using the Oral-B iO series. Please remember the importance of regular check ups and routine visits to your dentist.

In Conclusion

Oral-B iO series has unsurpassed technology when it comes to its integrated companion app. This, in my opinion, is the best feature of all of this latest version of smart toothbrushes. It also makes it well worth the extra money you may spend on this brush versus other smart toothbrushes.

You can use your Oral-B iO series toothbrush with or without your companion app. As mentioned however, by using it together, it is a great way to upgrade your daily home care routine. Overtime, the app gets to know you and provides tips specifically guided to improving your oral health. I invite you to see the difference for yourself. The best place to buy your Oral-B iO toothbrush is on Amazon. Please leave your feedback, questions and comments below and I would be happy to help.

Medical Disclaimer:

The information that I provide on my website is not intended to take the place of medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Care and investigation should always be sought from an appropriate health care provider before using any new or recommended products. I have created this site as a way to share information and experiences.


  1. Parameter

    This is great, Oral B coming in with another product. What excites me most here is the tooth brush coming with artificial intelligence, and a guarantee of total clean up. Top of it, is how energy is being transferred to the bristle tips providing a thorough clean. Since it is with less vibration, the probability for a comfortable cleaning experience is likely.

    1. Michelle Mussehl, RDH


      Oral-B iO toothbrushes have the latest technology for the gentlest clean possible. This electric toothbrush is ideal for those with sensitive teeth. It is also ideal for the person who needs to improve their homecare as well as the perfectionist who wants to achieve the best clean possible. Thanks for your comments!


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