A lot of products, including toothbrushes, rely on the physical testing of prototype after prototype to help perfect a design. But it's an expensive and time consuming process, so researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute have developed a virtual brushing simulator that promises to revolutionise how toothbrushes are designed and tested.
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Our dentists constantly remind us to replace our toothbrushes every 90 days so they're most effective at battling plaque, but how often do we really remember to do that? To make it easier, Brush Buddies has created the 90 Day Brush featuring a timer and built-in LCD display that reminds users exactly when it's time to get a new one. And at just six bucks, it's as cheap as other disposable brushes.
So you've upgraded your teeth cleaning experience to a 21st century power brush. Good for you. It may satisfy your mouth, murder morning breath and banish plaque at a few thousand revolutions per second, but what if it's not enough? What if you want to know how the 1% brush their teeth? That's when you need the Philips Sonicare Black Diamond Edition toothbrush.
We all know we should be brushing more diligently several times a day, but without our dentists regularly shaming us into better oral hygiene, that rarely happens. So a Paris-based company called Kolibree has created what it claims to be the world's first app-connected toothbrush that will encourage better brushing habits between dentist visits.
I was at a friend's house the other day and I noticed that she and her roommates all use electric toothbrushes. There were three of them charging in a row on the windowsill. With all the electric razors, bathroom scales, hairdryers and weird electric face cleansing scrubby things out there I started wondering if I should be smart-primping too. What are the advantages to plugging in? Go through your morning routine below.
Counter clutter can be even worse in a bathroom, which is typically a lot smaller than a kitchen. And if you find yourself constantly battling to find room to store things around the sink, you'll immediately see the genius behind this flippable cup that doubles as a way to rinse your mouth and a convenient spot to store a toothbrush.
Toothbrushes haven't changed much. Sure, some fancy tech wiz brushes spin the bristles themselves, but at the end of the day, after centuries of use, we still have to hold the damn thing. Not anymore. The T2T is a hands-free toothbrush that you slip onto your tongue to do your teeth cleaning. It's the grossest way to be hygienic.
Every morning, you either use an environmentally unfriendly disposable cup, a disgusting, gunked-up-with-toothpaste cup to rinse out, or your strain your neck to bend over and drink out of the tap. Stop that. Check out this awesome, life-changing toothbrush that acts as a water spout for post-brush rinsing.
Our main task during the two minutes it takes for a battery-powered toothbrush to rid our pearly whites of plaque is to try not to drool. It's a pretty cushy exercise — and one that's become commonplace only recently.
Why you'd want to forgo a teeth-brushing session with some delightful Indian curry, caramel or Darjeeling tea-flavoured toothpaste I'd never know. Still, at least this solar-powered toothbrush would save you money over extended use.