A new 3-D-printed toothbrush is almost too convenient to believe.

Designed by dentists and engineers, it can supposedly clean your teeth in just six seconds.

The Blizzident toothbrush does its job so quickly because it's custom-made and shaped just like your teeth--and so, the creators claim, you can just bite down, grind your teeth on the toothbrush for six seconds, and go on with your day.

To get a Blizzident brush, you go to the dentist, get an impression of your teeth (either with a traditional biting impression or with scans), and wait for your doctor to send the data off to a dental laboratory.

At a cost of $300, the Blizzident will only work for people who are really, really committed to clean teeth. That should be everyone, of course.

2013-11-08

Co.Exist

This Insane 3-D Printed Toothbrush Cleans Your Teeth In Just Six Seconds

Your entire bathroom routine is about to change. The Blizzident device works because it is custom molded to your teeth.

Brushing your teeth is one of those pesky but important tasks that too many people skimp on—it's just so easy to brush for a couple seconds and wait for the consequences to set in later. A new 3-D-printed toothbrush, designed by dentists and engineers, can supposedly clean your teeth in just six seconds. It's almost too convenient to believe.

The Blizzident toothbrush does its job so quickly because it's custom-made and shaped just like your teeth—and so, the creators claim, you can just bite down, grind your teeth on the toothbrush for six seconds, and go on with your day.

To get a Blizzident brush, you go to the dentist, get an impression of your teeth (either with a traditional biting impression or with scans), and have your doctor send the data off to a dental laboratory, where it will generate a digital 3-D model that can then be turned into a toothbrush.

At a cost of $300, the Blizzident will only work for people who are really, really committed to clean teeth. That should be everyone, of course. But considering that the Blizzident only lasts a year before needing to be replaced (for a discount), it's probably worth waiting until the price inevitably drops.

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  • axsd

    Who cares if the manufacturing method is 3D printing if it can't be made at home? This is no different that any other health care product you have to go to a practitioner to get. You have to make an appointment, take the time, and it's expensive -- certainly for a faster toothbrush. If it's not a design for home 3D printing, focusing on that as a manufacturing method is, in cases anything like this, pointless.

  • dirtjockey

    6 seconds to clean your teeth and then ten minutes to clean the toothbrush each time you use it.

  • ripsnorter

    But when you're done, does it leave all that green flora on your teeth?