Looking for an Easier Way to Clean Your Teeth? New 3-D Invention Intended to Replace Toothbrushes
Everytime you watch a commercial or see an advertisement, there is some new product that promises better, faster, easier results. Products are constantly being improved and remade to satisfy consumer wants and needs. Whether we want it or not, new products are being put on the market daily. Even though inventions are made to simplify our lives, many of these ideas aren’t practical or useful.
In the dental world products like teeth whitening, mouth wash, cavity reducing toothpaste and minty floss are always coming out. There is a demand for clean, white, straight teeth which is why we buy the various teeth products and spend thousands of dollars on our teeth. We value our teeth and will use things that we think benefit them. Some of the things that are being targeted to clean our teeth may be miracle workers but some are just better as an idea.
6 Second Clean?
The newest invention in the dental market promises to clean your your entire mouth in a couple of seconds without a toothbrush. The idea of this invention by Blizzident has basically replaced the need for a traditional toothbrush and any of the American Dental Association’s recommendations. The new product is supposed to replace the need for brushing, flossing and cleaning the tongue. The toothbrush Blizzident invented is in the shape of a mouthguard. Using a mold of each person’s mouth they customize the mold and attach hundreds of teeth cleaning bristles. To get your teeth clean you place the mold in your mouth and bite down. The bristles will then go in various directions to provide an adequate clean. Blizzident states that their intention was to make an effective teeth cleaning tool and the speed of the toothbrush was an added bonus. Although this six second toothbrush invention would cut some time off our oral hygiene routine, many dentists oppose the idea that this new toothbrush will be effective at properly cleaning our teeth. Some dentists say that the new six second toothbrush doesn’t allow enough time for the fluoride in toothpaste to thoroughly clean your teeth. Dentists are also skeptical of the impact the cleaning will have on our teeth in the future.
Normally dentists recommend at least 2 to 3 minutes of brushing followed by regular flossing. This process is to make sure we are properly cleaning in between our teeth, tongue and any surface area to prevent plaque build-up. The American Dental Association also recommends that we replace our toothbrushes every 2-4 months so our toothbrushes don’t get worn down. These are all recommendations to assure healthy teeth and gums.
The American Dental Association and dentists recommend things like traditional toothbrushes and flossing regularly because they can prove that it works effectively. The reasons behind the skepticism of the 3-D six second toothbrush is because there is not enough proof that it is better or able to properly clean your teeth. The price tag for this special toothbrush is quite expensive at $299 although it only needs to replaced yearly for additional $89. Traditional toothbrushes are inexpensive, easy to get, and proven to work.
A six second teeth cleaning sounds great in theory but sticking to a traditional method may be best for proven results. Whether you use this tool of not make sure that whatever you do use can adequately remove plaque, clean in between your teeth and remove bacteria. Healthy teeth and gums is very important and you want to make sure you are using the right tools to do the job.