Maintenance Made Fun

Luxury and gimmicky toothbrush innovations illustrate the appeal of hygiene

Implications - A range of dental innovations have changed the act of brushing teeth, including child-geared products such as musical toothbrushes and happy face suction cups to make oral hygiene fun, to products that make the act more convenient such as pre-pasted and flossing toothbrushes.

Oral hygiene has improved dramatically in North America over the last four decades, due to an increase in awareness, education and dental innovation. There is a clear demand for products that make necessary tasks more convenient or enjoyable.
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Self-Dispensing Toothpaste - The OHSO-Designed Toothbrush
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Average 19,168 Clicks Pub: Jul 23, 07
Self-Dispensing Toothpaste
The OHSO-Designed Toothbrush
This OHSO-designed product is dubbed "the ultimate travel toothbrush." The idea is intuitive and makes me wonder why we don't use this for our home-based toothbrushes. The chrome and rubber brush looks… [More]
TiFinity - $50 Titanium Toothbrush
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Average 8,805 Clicks Pub: Mar 27, 07
TiFinity
$50 Titanium Toothbrush
I was wondering how a toothbrush would look like if Philippe Starck would design it when looking at his O-ring watch. Well, I haven't found a toothbrush yet designed by him, but I did come across the TiFinity… [More]
Hydrogen Ion Toothbrush - Japanese Toothbrush Uses Solar Panels and Semiconductors
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Average 8,098 Clicks Pub: Feb 11, 07
Hydrogen Ion Toothbrush
Japanese Toothbrush Uses Solar Panels and Semiconductors
Brushing your teeth has now become a very sophisticated and technological operation, with a new product launched in Japan by Shiken called Soladey-3. A great optical technology was employed in this high-tech… [More]
Toothbrush Torch - Shining The Light On Your Teeth
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Average 6,194 Clicks Pub: Nov 17, 06
Toothbrush Torch
Shining The Light On Your Teeth
The daily chore of cleaning your teeth just got easier, more fun, and definitely more interesting with the Special Toothbrush with Light and Mirror. Produced by the Chilean company Ribalderrama Ltd it… [More]
Flossing Toothbrush - The Lazy Way To Clean Your Teeth
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Mild 5,396 Clicks Pub: Jan 18, 07
Flossing Toothbrush
The Lazy Way To Clean Your Teeth
File under: "Duh, why didn't I think of that?". The ingenious design combines two levels of bristles that floss between teeth and under the gum line while you brush your teeth. With no extra effort you… [More]
Prepasted Toothbrush to Go
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Untested 4,730 Clicks Pub: Feb 28, 07
Prepasted Toothbrush to Go
Most recently, new security rulings have been adopted by the FAA which prohibit tubes of toothpaste from passenger carry-ons. The majority of business travelers use only carry-on luggage in an effort… [More]
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