Revolation Toothbrush vs Rotadent Toothbrush

I’ve been a huge fan of a “rotary” style toothbrush for many years.  Why?  Because it works very similarly to the polishing tool that we as hygienists use to polish teeth, but it has a distinct difference.  Instead of a rubber cup, the head has thousands of micro-filaments that come to a point and allow a person at home to get to the nooks and crannies that most “tooth” brushes miss.  Think of this one as a “gum” brush that will also clean your teeth.  Hands down, this tool is one of my favorites for healthy and clean teeth and gums.  Check out the difference between the Revolation and the Rotadent.


Video Transcription

Hi this is Carrie from Natural Gumption and today we’re talking about the Revolation Electric
Toothbrush. For a long time we only had Rotadent but now we have Revolation and I’m really excited
about this brush. I can’t say enough about it. It’s really quiet. There’s a UV sanitizer in the base so it
helps to kill the bacteria. There you go, I think you can see it. The battery life lasts a long time.

What I love about this type of toothbrush is the pointed head and this is the most important one.
There’s three different ones. There’s flat, which they call a hollow. And there’s a short pointed, which
is what I think really everyone should use almost every day, and then there’s a long pointed one as

And because it rotates in a full 360 degrees, it really allows you to get in between the gums and then
the tooth itself. And then the pointed head you can also do the tops of the teeth as well.

If you hear this one, it’s actually, really, really, really quiet which is one of the things I like about it.
There’s three different speeds. There’s normal, there is a sensitive which is a little bit slower and
there is a pulsed. So sometimes if you aren’t paying attention you are actually hitting it and all of a
sudden your toothbrush starts to change sounds, it’s usually because it’s on pulsed setting.

Again, it’s the only toothbrush really that rotates in the full 360 degrees and these little bristles are silk
filaments so they’re not nylon, they’re not going to damage the gum tissue.

What I like to say about this one is this is a gum brush which is going to clean your teeth, whereas all
the other electric toothbrushes are toothbrushes that might clean your gums.

This is also really effective for whitening your teeth, because it gets down to the staining that a lot of
other toothbrushes can’t get to.

The reason that I like this one so much is because I liked the Rotadent for years, and years and years, I
think for about 15 years I recommended Rotadent and they came out with this new one called the
Rotadent Plus and they have just had issues after issue after issue. It’s really loud and the heads
continue to have issues and the battery continues to have issues.

This one was my favorite for years and I really loved this product, but I’ve been really disappointed
with the Rotadent Plus, so luckily the patent ran out on the Rotadent and another company has come
in and just made a superior product.

So, Revolation, Revolation, Revolation. It’s an amazing product and everyone would benefit from it.
Truth be told, I use the flat head for my little three year old and it’s amazing at how clean it’s kept our
entire family.

Anyone with special needs it’s a great tool because if you just have a short amount of time to get in
there, it’s really, really effective. I can’t say enough about it. I think it’s an amazing brush. Everyone
should have it. Get it, use it, try it, love it, Revolation. Thank you. Thanks for stopping by.


Carrie is a dental hygienist, oral health coach and creator of 21 Days to a Healthy Mouth, an online course that teaches you how to care for your mouth with life long results.  Her daily “bite-size” pieces to understanding what it takes to achieve a healthy mouth make it easy to learn and implement at home.

Carrie owns and operates Natural Gumption, where she studies and recommends natural oral health care products that are effective and deliver great results.  She helps families all over the world via Skype, and works locally in person as well as an oral health coach, a personal trainer for your mouth.  She is happy to consult with anyone who may have questions. Come say hello on , Facebook and Twitter.


  1. Love it – sounds brilliant! I love your videos too Carrie – inspiring me to get off my butt n do some!

  2. Thanks Claire, I would love to see some of your videos too!!!

  3. Thanks for the review, Carrie! I have had a Rotadent for years but power issues have made me think about getting a new one.

    I have a technical question about the Revolation power cord that is easy to answer if one can look at it in person. The power adapter (which may be in the charger base) will be rated for a voltage input, like 110V, or perhaps 100-240V, or something like that. Could you tell us what the rating is on the Revolation? I am out of the country for several month stints and the voltage inputs matter for whether the device can be charged elsewhere.


    • Hi, the power rating is 100-240V. Hope that is helpful!! You may find that after using the Rotadent that this is a bit slower. It is because people have a tendency to push hard with it and they have reduced the speed for friction purposes. I have to say, I love the Revolation!

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