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Smiling Toothbrush Totes

The Max Basler Myles Encourages Children to Stay on Top of Oral Hygiene

— December 4, 2011 — Life-Stages
Max Basler has designed Myles, a music-playing humanoid meant to get kids to brush their teeth more often. Myles is part toothbrush holder, part MP3 player. When a child removes their toothbrush from Myles, he will begin playing a song 2:30 long. The song makes it fun for children to brush their teeth for the required time.

Myles is an ingenious design that could very well improve the dental health of children across the country. Atop Myles' head are 7 LED lights. The lights light up to help the child keep track of how many days out of the week they have brushed their teeth. Parents often end up paying for the poor dental hygiene of their children as they age. Max Basler's Myles would help save parents money in the long run and would encourage children to develop healthy practices at a young age.
Trend Themes
1. Music-playing Toothbrush - Designing toothbrushes that play music can make brushing teeth more enjoyable and encourage children to follow the recommended brushing time.
2. Interactive Toothbrush Holders - Creating toothbrush holders with interactive features, such as LED lights, can help children track and maintain their oral hygiene habits.
3. Integrated Oral Health Technologies - Integrating technology with oral health products, like MP3 players in toothbrush holders, can enhance the overall brushing experience and promote better oral hygiene.
Industry Implications
1. Oral Hygiene Products - The oral hygiene products industry can explore the development of innovative toothbrush designs and interactive toothbrush holders to improve oral health habits.
2. Technology and Gadgets - The technology and gadgets industry can collaborate with oral hygiene brands to create integrated toothbrush holders with advanced features like music players and LED lights.
3. Children's Health and Wellness - The children's health and wellness industry can incorporate interactive toothbrush holders and music-playing toothbrushes into their offerings to promote good oral hygiene from an early age.
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