BURST Toothbrush Review: Design, Features & Cost

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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.

BURST Toothbrush Overview

The BURST brush is a sonic toothbrush that’s designed to whiten your teeth in a matter of days, according to the company, BURST Oral Care. It’s made with charcoal-infused bristles, so it relies on the idea that activated charcoal whitens your teeth. Though not scientifically proven, many people swear by the effectiveness of activated charcoal for brightening your smile.

When you order a BURST brush, you get with it one toothbrush head, a USB charger, and a wall socket.

Here are some of the specs:

Brushing Modes 3
Vibrations Per Minute (VPM) 33,000
Battery Life 4 weeks

Sounds cool, but is the BURST really any good?

BURST Toothbrush Design

Let’s get one thing straight — the BURST brush is beautifully designed. It’s sleek. It provides a secure grip. And you can get it in either black or white.

It’s a minimal-style design — even the charging station is simple. You set the toothbrush into a small, square holder as you charge the brush via USB. The brush holder also has a removable cover that is designed to catch water or toothpaste drops and you can easily clean it by hand or in the dishwasher.

BURST Sonic Toothbrush Features

So what makes the BURST brush unique? Let’s take a look at its main features.

Charcoal Bristles

The charcoal-infused bristles are probably the most unique feature of this toothbrush. Instead of buying an electric toothbrush and charcoal toothpaste, you can get it all in one kit. The company says that the binchotan charcoal in the brush is “proven to absorb impurities” from your teeth.

Three Brushing Modes

One size rarely fits all, and that’s why BURST has three brushing modes for you to choose from: massage, whitening, and sensitive.

Built-In Timer

With BURST’s built-in quadpacer timer, it will gently vibrate every 30 seconds to let you know you should move onto another part of your mouth. This way, you can evenly whiten every single tooth. Then after two minutes (recommended brushing time), the brush will turn off on its own.

Long-Lasting Battery

The lithium battery of the BURST lasts up to four weeks after just one hour of charging.

33K VPM

Thanks to the 33,000 vibrations per minute, the BURST will give you a detailed, deep clean with every brush.

Head Replacements

The American Dental Association recommends you get a new toothbrush or replace your brush heads on a regular basis. That’s why with a BURST brush, you’ll get a new brush head every three months. The company automatically sends it to you in the mail.

Burst Sonic Toothbrush – Users Reviews

Although BURST Oral Care is not accredited by the Better Business Bureau, they have an A- rating. Not bad.

There are 9,000 customer reviews on BURST’s website, with an overall average score of 4.9 stars out of five. These people seem to be happy with how well it whitens and clean and with how affordable it is.

There aren’t any complaints, but keep in mind that these are reviews on the company’s website. And unfortunately, there are not yet any user reviews on Amazon (as of this writing).

However, on Gadget Review, BURST got a 2.7 overall rating with the average user rating being even less than that. On the flip side, many of the reviewers said things like “great brush,” “amazing brush,” and “my teeth feel like I just had a professional cleaning.”

How To Buy BURST Toothbrush?

So where can you get this brush? The most obvious place is online: either on BURST’s website or on Amazon. It’s available for $69.99 on their website. On top of this, you’d pay $6 every three months for the subscriptions, which gets you automatic brush head replacements.

Check The Price

You can also get the BURST brush from your local dentist. Their distribution model involves dental hygienists, relying on them to be the main salespeople. In fact, once a dental hygienist signs up for BURST, uses it, leaves a review, and pays the $20 signup fee, they can then begin to recommend it to their patients.

And, good news for you, their patients get a discount by using a referral code. The dental hygienist, in turn, gets a kickback for recommending the toothbrush.

BURST Toothbrush vs Sonicare vs Quip

BURST sounds great, but how does it stack up against its competitors?

Here’s a table showing how BURST does sitting next to Sonicare and quip:

Toothbrush Vibrations Per Minute (VPM) Stanout Feature(s) Price
BURST brush 33,000
  • Charcoal-infused bristles
  • Built-in timer
$69.99 + $6 every three months
Sonicare Essence 31,000
  • Angled brush head
  • Built-in timer
$25
quip Toothbrush 15,000
  • Sleek and simple design
$25 + $5 every three months

Bottom Line

Overall, BURST seems like it’s worth a shot. It has the highest VPMs and charcoal-infused bristles, which is a very unique thing in the electric toothbrush market.

The tough part about saying “you should definitely try this” is that everybody wants different things in a toothbrush — especially an electric toothbrush. But if you try it and don’t like it, you can easily cancel your subscription.

You can check out BURST right here and give it a try.