Preserve toothbrushes are made from recycled yogurt containers. I like their idea of remaking yogurt containers into toothbrushes. Also, if you live in the USA you can send your old toothbrushes back to them for further recycling. But if you live in Canada like me, you’ll have to send it back to them on your own buck. As for performance, I found the toothbrush head wasn’t that comfortable in my mouth and the bristles are quite soft. The handle is a bit slippery as the body of the toothbrush is mostly smooth except for a couple of grooves near the middle of the brush. I don’t think I will repurchase this brush.
In terms of looks this is the least attractive looking brush amongst the three. But I liked this one the most! According to the website, the handles are made from “Bio-plastic which means that it’s made from non-petroleum sources. The handles are available in recycled wood, old dollar bills and paper.” I chose the handle made out of old dollar bills. I like the idea of using a toothbrush made from money. Anyway, when you buy the brush it comes with a replacement head. The bristles of the toothbrush actually last quite a long time. I was able to stretch out use of each replacement head for longer than the 3 months recommended. I also found the bristles of the brush more comfortable on my gums and teeth than the other toothbrushes.
This Ionic Toothbrush claims to clean your teeth with only negative ions. Read the full explanation of that process here. The good thing about this toothbrush is that it has replaceable heads and using the ionic process, eliminates the need for toothpaste. Do you buy the press? I’m not sure, but when I told my dentist I was using this toothbrush she was skeptical even though nothing was wrong with my teeth. She urged me to go back to regular tooth brushes and toothpaste. The brush itself is nice and compact and feels comfortable in my mouth. The handle is easy to grip as well. But it felt strange for me to use this brush and not use toothpaste. Also, when I used this brush I wouldn’t get that minty fresh feeling in my mouth. The advantages of toothpaste are that it wipes away the aftertaste of whatever foods you had eaten. It may be a psychological thing, but my mouth didn’t feel as clean after using this brush because you’re not supposed to use toothpaste with it. I suppose I could just use mouthwash afterwards, but I’ve tried some natural mouthwashes and didn’t like the taste. If you can get used to not using toothpaste this might work for you!