This Toothbrush Can Brush Your Teeth In 10 Seconds

Posted: Jan 11 2018, 7:16pm CST | by , in News

 
This Toothbrush Can Brush Your Teeth in 10 Seconds
This Toothbrush Can Brush Your Teeth in 10 Seconds

A Toothbrush That Fully Brushes Your Teeth in 10 Seconds

The American Dental Association recommends that you brush your teeth at least twice a day for two minutes each session. That’s not a lot of time out of your day, but people often fall short of the recommendation. They might also miss spots while they brush, leaving their teeth susceptible to germs and cavities. Now, there’s an electric toothbrush that claims to perfectly clean your teeth in just 10 seconds.

It’s called Amabrush, and the creators claim that people will save hours in the bathroom every year. If you were to follow the ADA’s recommendation to brush your teeth for two minutes each session, you’ll spend about 108 days of your life brushing your teeth. This product is dedicated to not only removing the time commitment, but also saving you the hassle of flossing, brushing, and rinsing.

The product looks like a typical silicone mouth guard with bristles on the inside and a handpiece to help you insert it and pull it out of your mouth. It’s made from bacteria-resistant silicone, so it’s supposed to be cleaner than your toothbrush as well. You insert a capsule filled with the perfect amount of toothpaste into the mouth guard and insert the mouthpiece. Switch it on, and it will brush your teeth for 10 seconds.

The device will rest on the charging station for future use. You don’t have to worry about the device losing its charge or bringing the charging station on vacation. When fully charged, the mouthpiece will work for a month’s worth of twice-a-day cleanings.

Although final commercialized manufacturing and distribution has not yet been set, the device itself is expected to cost around €79 or $90. This covers the cost of the mouthpiece, handle, and charging station.

Like your regular toothbrush, the mouthpiece should be changed every three to six months, but because you don’t have to repurchase the mouthpiece or charging station, it’s very similar to the cost of another high-quality toothbrush or electric toothbrush head at €6 or $7.

Based on the affordable cost and claimed efficacy of 10-second brushing, some are worried that it’s a little too simple. Ten seconds hardly seems like enough time to fully brush your teeth, after all.

We already know that brushing with an electric toothbrush delivers a better clean than brushing with a hand toothbrush. Amabrush takes this one step further. They claim it’s actually a much better experience for your teeth. If research is correct, each tooth will get 8 times more attention than it usually does in a typical tooth brushing session.

“Even in this 10 seconds, every tooth surface is cleaned longer compared with common toothbrushes,” the makers say. “If you brush your teeth for the recommended 120 seconds with a regular toothbrush, every surface gets brushed for just 1.25 seconds. Amabrush brushes all your surfaces for the whole 10 seconds.”

Dr. Sameer Patel, clinical director at Elleven, a dental and orthodontic practice in London, says that the technology here is revolutionary, and could forever improve at-home dental care practices.

“Technology is advancing the way we practice dentistry and this innovation could be really revolutionary in the way in which our patients clean their teeth," Dr. Patel says. "The success of the brush really depends on how well it cleans the teeth and the gums; however, if sufficient, this device could have the potential to reduce tooth decay, and thus further dental problems from occurring. The technology behind the brush may help those who tend to brush too hard – limiting subsequent tooth sensitivity - or not thoroughly enough, which often leaves debris and can cause a build-up of plaque in the mouth.”

Still, Dr. Patel questions the efficacy and wants to see more research before recommending the product to their patients.

“I do question as to whether 10 seconds is enough time to clean the teeth with two minutes as the current recommendation,” Dr. Patel continues.

These hefty claims have not yet been clinically proven, but the math is there. It’s hard to dispute the product’s ingenuity - now we just have to wait and see if it will do what it claims. The product finished a very successful Kickstarter campaign, reaching their goal of €44,000.


They’ve since raised nearly €3.2 million for the cause. They’re working on production now and should be shipping later this year.

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