By Arwa Lodhi
This rather terrifying looking apparatus is actually softer and more gentle than you’d imagine.
Made from a zero waste 3D printing technique, the Blizzident toothbrush lasts a year and is made via a scan from your dentist to form a perfect teeth cleaning machine that only takes 6 seconds to leave you with sparkling clean gnashers. The bristles are tailored and positioned on every single tooth in a way so they are brushing with the “Modified Bass“- and “Fones” techniques (recommended by dentists around the world), simply by biting and grinding for a few seconds.
By biting you clean the gingival sulcus (the space underneath the gumline) especially well, while also cleaning all other surfaces perfectly. You simply bite and release quickly 10-15 times. This helps create the little vibrating movements of the “Bass“-technique. There are even perfectly tailored slits in the device that you can threat dental floss through to floss all your teeth in one bite.
We think this device is pretty eco for a few reasons: one, it’s so efficient, it requires no toothpaste, so no taps will be running for the average 1.2 minutes that most people leave them on for when cleaning and rinsing their teeth, and no toothpaste (most of which are quite toxic) will be ingested–although using some is an option you can choose. Two, while dentists recommend we change toothbrushes 4 times a year, this only needs to be changed once a year, thus is less wasteful.
While the price tag may be a bit hefty (over $200), what you’ll save on dental bills may justify the price.
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