Brush until your toothbrush smiles

A-DSC01266 ISSA mini (c/o)

I have a confession to make when I was using my ISSA mini at Bangkok airport. I dropped it on the bathroom floor. I would normally freak out – but I grabbed the hand soap and rubbed it all over it, while the bathroom cleaning lady laughed. Then, I did it twice.

Would this work on any other toothbrush? I don’t think so. The ISSA mini brush head is made of medical-grade silicone – a quick drying and non porous silicone, it carries up to 10,000x less bacteria than silicone brushes so I knew I would be OK.

I own the ISSA and decided to take the ISSA mini with me to Thailand – there are some cute perks with the mini.


  • Every 30 seconds the pulsation will pause, a hint to move to the next quadrant of the mouth
  • If you brush for 2 minutes, “Glee” a happy face will appear!
  • If you haven’t brushed for over 12 hours “Glum” a frowny face will show up (a good way to keep your eyes out on your kids)
  • Brush head lasts for 1 year
  • 1 hour charge lasts up to 200 uses

I’m giggling over Glee and Glum because Blake, my brother who is 3 year younger than me hated brushing his teeth when we were kids. I recall mom pulling him out of bed to make him brush his teeth because his toothbrush was dry. Even after putting his toothbrush under the faucet, there’s no way he’d get away with Glee and Glum on his ISSA mini!

I was the good girl, and even at slumber parties I would brush my teeth and all the kids were amazed that I would even do that without my mom around. Good news, even now I can’t go to bed without brushing my teeth (thanks mom!).


While in Thailand I also had to get a henna tattoo on my hand ;)

The ISSA mini is intended for children over 5, or adults with smaller mouths who feel more comfortable with a smaller brush. The ISSA is larger in size and has 8 intensities. ISSA mini replacement brushes are $19.95 – $24.90 if you want hybrid or the regular. The hybrid brush heads last for 6 months opposed to 1 year, see more here.

The ISSA mini is $119 for kids, or big kids ;)

ISSA mikro for youngest brushers, from the ages of zero to four years old is available for presale (with an early bird discount from full retail price, $99) now on Indiegogo!

I’m obsessed with FOREO and Mother’s Day is just around the corner and they are offering a great deal!. Spend $150 or more and receive a complimentary set of Day and Night cleansers. ($40 value). No code needed. Offer is valid now through May 8. You can check out their cleansing brush, see my review here.

Diana Elizabeth is an author, photographer, and obsessive thrift shopper. You can typically find her in the garden wrist deep in dirt, at a local estate sale or planning her next creative themed party. She continues to blog weekly.


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