New Toothbrush Cleans Your Teeth in Six Seconds
If you find yourself dreading taking three minutes out of your day to brush your teeth, you’re in luck (and let’s face it, you’re lazy); there’s a new toothbrush that claims it can clean all of your teeth in SIX SECONDS. And if that’s not impressive enough, it claims you can also floss and clean your tongue at the same time. What, no mouthwash?
The toothbrush is called Blizzident, and it’s one of those wacky 3-D printed products that are all the rage nowadays. All you need is a 3-D model of your teeth and about $300, and you’re well on your way to becoming the fastest brusher in town. It works like this: your dentist makes a dental impression of your teeth, then either scans it or sends it to a dental lab to get scanned, creating a three-dimensional digital model. The model is uploaded to the Blizzident folks, who use a 3-D printer to print a plastic toothbrush that perfectly matches your mouth.
This isn’t standard straight handle-and-bristles toothbrush, of course. Because it’s modeled after your teeth, it looks more like a mouthguard, but in along each gum line are soft, 45 degree-angled bristles that surround the teeth. To brush, you actually move your teeth instead of the toothbrush. Simply insert the mouthguard into your mouth, chomp down and grind your teeth up and down, letting the bristles do the work. Within six seconds, your teeth are clean! To use toothpaste, you just put a drop of toothpaste onto your tongue and move it over your teeth before brushing.
Besides saving time (Ten seconds of using this toothbrush is the equivalent of six minutes with a regular toothbrush, according to Blizzident.), the main benefit is the fact that the angled, precisely placed bristles reach all areas of your teeth — and even your tongue — instantly, providing a perfect cleaning every time.
The $300 Blizzident brush should last about a year (with soaking in Listerine every three months to disinfect it), and an annual replacement costs $159. Now, the question is: is it worth the price?