So my luck with electric toothbrushes isn’t great. First, I left my Philip’s Sonicare Diamondclean electric toothbrush at a friends house, and as a temporary replacement, I had a Fairywill Electric Toothbrush – until I lost the charger! Around the same time I lost the charger, I was given the opportunity to review the Liaboe Electric Sonic Toothbrush – perfect timing!
Now I’ve been using the Liaboe Electric Rechargeable Toothbrush solidly for 6 months and I’m ready to share with you my honest review!
Liaboe is a US-based brand that launched in 2018 and are currently building their website. (I’ll update with their website and more information in due course).
Everything comes well packed in a box that contains a manual, handle, charging base and 3 brush heads.
On holding the toothbrush, it is very lightweight (around 0.28kg/9.91oz) and elegantly designed in white.
The handle provides a very comfortable grasp, and feels better designed ergonomically than my both of my Philips and Fairywell toothbrushes!
Switching on the toothbrush, the feeling is noticeably less harsh/abrasive than some of my previous toothbrushes – in particular to the one I was using before my Liaboe, a standard Oral B Electric Toothbrush (unsure of the model, but it cost around £20 and hugely not recommended as it regularly cut my gums).
40,000 VPM (vibrations per minute)
3 brushing modes (clean, whiten, and massage)
2 minutes auto-timer
30 seconds interval time
After my first use
Running my tongue across my teeth post-first brush, it felt super clean! I’m trying to think back and compare with my Diamondclean – I didn’t get the same shockingly squeaky cleanness that I felt after my first brush with the Diamondclean. But it was my first electric toothbrush and so I’ve probably now adjusted to a cleaner standard than before!
Either way, the Liaboe gives a proper good clean, and there are additional settings should you want to whiten/massage your teeth and gums after a standard clean. Doing this gives you ridiculously clean feeling teeth, but I honestly don’t do this every day (possibly once or twice a week?)
Toothbrush Head and Bristles
The toothbrush head is smaller than previous toothbrushes, both manual and electric, which means it reaches further round the back than the others – this was something I noticed during my first use.
I have pretty crowded back teeth from where my wisdom teeth are still being persistent little suckers, trying to push their way through after 6 years, so it’s handy being able to reach back there.
The bristles are much longer on the Liaboe, but not as soft as my previous toothbrushes.
Turns out the bristles are polished to protect your gums. I couldn’t say for sure how effective this is but the toothbrush hasn’t cut my gums – unlike other electric toothbrushes (Oral B, I’m looking at you!).
What’s a Sonic Toothbrush and Is It Worth It?
I was pretty naive before; I hadn’t properly looked into the difference between sonic toothbrushes and regular electric toothbrushes.
It turns out that the mechanisms driving the ‘advanced supersonic technology’ provide a new level of cleaning, which appears to be effective but remains gentle for your gums.
A sonic toothbrush is a type of electric toothbrush that allows for a different form of brushing – via vibrations that are so intense that it can even clean areas that are not touched by the toothbrush bristles!
The Liaboe Sonic Toothbrush vibrates at 40,000 strokes per minute as opposed to a standard electric toothbrush that moves between 2,500 – 7,000 strokes per minute!
Aside from the normal benefits from brushing and scrubbing your teeth, sonic toothbrushes claim that the amount of energy and motion that is expelled from such extreme vibrations, moves mouth fluids (saliva, toothpaste etc.) into areas that would not normally be reached; ultimately disrupting the plaque within these areas.
These claims have been backed up by scientific research papers, and whilst the long-term benefits have not been properly studied yet, it’s clear that there is a significant benefit of using a sonic toothbrush over a standard electric toothbrush or manual/conventional toothbrush.
My Favourite Feature!
The TONGUE BRUSH!!! This is the first electric toothbrush that I’ve had that incorporates a tongue brush – the bumpy-ridged scraper kind that’s perfect for getting rid of that rank thick coating! I use it every day and it’s a wonderful addition!
I didn’t charge it before my first use and the battery lasted a good 2 weeks. After overnight charging in the swanky charging base, the battery has lasted 4 weeks – and that is with more than average use (I usually brush through almost 2 cycles of the timer in an attempt to be slow and intentional with cleaning my teeth!).
A head’s up if you’re in the UK, the plug design is dual voltage which works in both Europe and United States. However, you’ll need a travel adapter if you want to charge the toothbrush in the UK – we always have a universal plug adapter in our room so it wasn’t much of a pain for me but just be aware if you’re based in the UK!
The retail price is currently $39.99 ($36.99 as showing on Amazon today) and is only available to the US at the moment.
Where can I buy a Liaboe Sonic Toothbrush?
Only purchasable via Amazon at the moment. Their website is currently being built but I’ll update this article as soon as it’s live.
I am really happy with my Liaboe toothbrush – it’s elegantly designed, really lightweight, fits well in my hand, the battery lasts great and the sonic technology has been really effective in gently brushing my teeth to a high standard! And all for a really good price!
The tongue brush and small brush head have been the overall highlights for me. Room for improvement is really located to my location – I’d like to have a UK plug and also a UK store to recommend to my friends and family!