BURST burst onto the scene in 2017, claiming the Rookie Of The Year thanks to all the buzz. But does it live up to the hype? Is it going to stick around for long, or is it just a bust?
In this review, we’ll cover the features, feedback, and cost of the BURST brush.Creative Commons
Here’s what you can expect for sure if you order a BURST – a cool looking brush.
The sleek, minimal design features a diamond shaped grip pattern on a long, slim handle. The brush feels good in your hand and looks good sitting on your bathroom counter.
Much like an iPhone, the brush is available in white or black. There is also a special rose gold edition for a few dollars more.
There is a single button which controls on/off and toggling between modes. Different lights on the handle illuminate to match the mode.
The charging station is small and simple. It uses a USB adaptor as a wall plug or can be plugged into any device with a USB port. A cover sits over the base to catch drips and toothpaste. It comes off easily to be rinsed in the sink.
One of the most notable features is the charcoal infused bristles. Black bristles make the BURST look very different from its competitors. They also help in other ways we’ll discuss below.
A toothbrush has to do more than just look good, and BURST has that covered as well.
In whitening mode, the BURST clocks in at 33,000 vibrations per minute. That’s slightly more than Sonicare’s standard 31,000 vibrations per minute. It’s also more than twice the 15,000 VPM available in a QUIP sonic toothbrush or AA battery powered Sonicare toothbrush.
There are three available modes on the BURST: whitening, sensitive, and massage. This allows the user to find the speed and pattern that feels best for them.
The BURST also features a quadinterval timer. This stops the brush for a moment every 30 seconds to allow you to pace your brushing by quadrant of your mouth. After the suggested 2 minute brushing time, the brush automatically shuts off.
The bristles vary in length to help clean in hard to reach places. The charcoal is intended to help remove stains to whiten teeth. They are also naturally antimicrobial, keeping germs from hanging out on your brush.
The BURST also features a remarkable 700 mAh Lithium ion battery. This allows you to go four weeks or more on a single charge! And the USB charger allows you to charge easily on the go.
The BURST is very affordable compared to other brushes with similar performance and features. The most similar Sonicare model (the Sonicare DiamondClean) starts around $144.
On their website, a BURST brush with charger and one toothbrush head costs $69.99 with free shipping. The rose gold version includes a travel case as well and costs $99.99.
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Many dentists also offer BURST through their offices. If purchased at your dentist, the price is lower, so it may pay to find a provider.
BURST runs on a subscription service. That means when you purchase a brush you sign up to automatically receive replacement toothbrush heads every 3 months.
The replacement heads cost $6 each ($7 for rose gold). You can cancel the subscription at any time, but it is a great way to remember to change those heads as recommended.
Here’s what people are saying about the BURST online:
“I love my new Burst tooth brush. My teeth feel so clean even at the end of the evening. I’ve spent so much money on different toothbrushes throughout the years now I can finally say I found one I love. The advertisements don’t do it justice.”
“As a dentist I have tried every brush on the market and this is my favorite. This brush is incredibly quiet and efficient at removing plaque. I’d recommend this product to everyone!”
“I got my first Burst a few weeks ago…I honestly purchased it because it came in Matte Black and was able to sit on my bathroom counter without a cord – very important. After the first use I felt like I had just gotten my teeth cleaned and the quadrant timer makes sure you spend the right amount of time on your teeth:)”
My Personal Review
Being a dentist, I’ve tried out a lot of toothbrushes. I generally prefer electric brushes for patients because they seem to get better results.
I received my BURST brush in the mail a couple months ago. At first glance, I noticed how sleek and stylish it looked. It made my old electric brush look outdated and bland.
The handle is comfortable and the diamond pattern helps you maintain a good grip. The single button blends into the design so well you almost have to look for it.
The black toothbrush bristles definitely catch your eye. The charcoal is said to help whiten your teeth while you brush. It also naturally fights bacteria which helps keep the bristles hygienic for the life of the brush head.
But how well does it work?
I’ve used a Sonicare off and on over the years and never really liked it. It cleaned my teeth well, but it always “tickled” so much I found it irritating.
For whatever reason, I like how the BURST brush feels. It may be the unique design to the bristles or the speed, but it doesn’t tickle my gums.
The quadinterval timer works as it should. It paces my brushing so I am spending 30 seconds on each quadrant of my mouth and two minutes total brushing.
The three available modes are called whitening, sensitive, and massage. They can best be described as fast, not quite as fast, and pulsing. Whichever mode you prefer is the one you should use.
One of the major things I am impressed with is the battery life. Most people probably store the brush on the charging base but I wanted to see if it lived up to its claims.
I have been using the BURST twice a day for over a month and haven’t had to charge it yet! This would be a great brush to take with you if you travel. And the USB charger is a great backup.
Most importantly, the brush cleans your teeth well. My mouth feels clean and my teeth feel smooth after brushing. A close exam of my gums after brushing showed no plaque left behind.
All in all, I was very impressed with the BURST Sonic Toothbrush. It looks great, it cleaned well, and the battery lasts longer than any brush I’ve ever used. The subscription model may not be for everyone, but I think it’s a great way to remember to change your brush head as recommended.
- BURST toothbrush has sleek and stylish design
- It has higher vibrations per minute than other leading brands
- Three modes to choose from
- A battery life of up to four weeks on a single charge
- $69.99 for the basic model
- Subscription service ships a new brush head every 3 months
- Overall, a great brush at a great price
- You can check out BURST right here and give it a try