15 Fun Toothbrush Designs
Toothbrushes have been around since forever. Given the fact that the first toothbrush was made in 3000 B.C., it is hard to imagine how its monotonous design could be simplified, or complicated. Yet somehow, people still manage to do so. Thousands of new models of toothbrushes are introduced every year, and the 15 geekiest of them made it to this list.
Self-standing Dews Toothbrush
If you ever had the problem of where to put your toothbrush to keep its head away from an assortment of germs, you will love the self-standing Dews Toothbrush concept from Ryan Harc. Just like those Bop Bags that are designed to take a pounding and bounce back up for more, the handle of the Dews Toothbrush is weighted and shaped with a rounded end so that it balances on its base.
Pocket Electric Toothbrush
Panasonic has launched a product aimed at busy mouth-hygiene conscious women whose purses are too crowded for a clunky toothbrush and a heavy tube of toothpaste. This pocket electric toothbrush, dubbed as Doltz, features a brush neatly concealed within a tube-like carrying case that looks exactly like a tube of mascara. The case also carries an AA battery that can last around 90 days under normal use.
OSHO Pocket Toothbrush
The OSHO pocket toothbrush is not only stylish but also very practical, especially for travelers. The most notable feature of this toothbrush is that it can carry refillable toothpaste in its handle. You can just turn the handle’s knob and toothpaste will come out! Tilt down and the paste goes to the bristles.
In an effort to convince kids that teeth brushing is fun, Distributed and Ubiquitous Computing Lab in Tokyo has successfully associated the toothbrush with our beloved Wiimote. The game involves keeping your character alive in a perilous fish tank. Only by brushing your teeth with the correct motion and making sure every tooth is covered, you can escape harm.
Tooth Tunes Toothbrush
Those folks from Tokyo are not alone in this ‘kid vs. brushing’ battle. Hasbro, a US-based toy and boardgame company, has rolled out a toothbrush that plays pop music. When the user pushes a button, it “plays” a song. As the bristles are brushed across the teeth, they send sound waves through them so that the user hears the song in his or her head. The better you brush, the better the sound.
Brush-and-Rinse Fountain Toothbrush
Any parent who’s ever had trouble getting their kids to brush their teeth will appreciate the simplicity and fun of this design from Amron Experimental. A little ridge on the end of the toothbrush turns it from a dental cleaning device to water fountain, which lets your kids brush and rinse while having fun at the same time.
Preserve Recycled Toothbrush
Want your kids to brush their teeth and save the planet at the same time? If yes, make them use this recycled toothbrush! The colorful handles are made of 100% recycled plastic. The Preserve toothbrush also includes a postage paid label so that you can send it back after use to be recycled! The reusable packaging also highlights different animal facts so that kids can learn about different animals while brushing their teeth.
The love for brushing and environment actually earned Dentist Natalya Taylor News.com.au’s Green Awards for her idea of a sustainable toothbrush. Made from bamboo, a natural cellulose fibre, Natalya’s toothbrushes are 100% biodegradable, environmentally sustainable, and do not pollute the environment.
Double Fast Toothbrush
There is now a weird looking toothbrush for those who are compulsive about their oral hygiene, yet do not have a few minutes to brush their teeth normally. This double sided electric toothbrush has two clusters of bristles that do the top and the bottom at the same time. I wonder how much time it actually saves.
Wireless Dental Camera Toothbrush
If you are one of the billions of people out there who are scared of teeth checking when all the wires come into your mouth, now you can breathe a sigh of relief with the introduction of a toothbrush shaped wireless camera. This wireless dental camera uses an AV or a USB connection, 1.3 megapixel camera, and comes integrated with a 2.4GHz wireless receiver. The quality is sure poor, but who wants to see your mouth close up?
Ultreo Ultrasound Toothbrush
If there is anyone who can think of using Ultrasound – the technology used to check out the sex of your unborn baby – just to brush your teeth, it must be Ultreo. The Ultreo Ultrasound toothbrush uses roughly four million cycles of ultrasound energy to create bubbles that expand and contract. This movement, combined with regular bristle-action, helps kill all bacteria in your mouth. It is available for sale at a suicidal price of $149.99.
Toothbrush without Toothpaste
No, it is not part of the campaign “Say no to Colgate” or something. Dr. Kunio Komiyama, a dentistry professor emeritus at the University of Saskatchewan, has really invented a solar-powered toothbrush that does not require toothpaste called Soladey-J3X. The toothbrush has a solar panel at its base that transmits electrons to the top of the toothbrush through a lead wire. The electrons react with acid in the mouth, creating a chemical reaction that breaks down plaque and kills bacteria. Soladey-J3X is twice as powerful and requires only as much light as a solar-powered calculator does.
Finger Mounted Toothbrush
It is time to use the phrase “Don’t judge a book by its cover”. Comprising of a finger-glove and a toothbrush head stuck to its top, this condom-inspired toothbrush is to shrink the hygiene essential’s size down to an ultra sleek form so that it occupies less space in your luggage.
Silicone Baby Toothbrush
With the design somewhat similar to that of a finger mounted toothbrush, this toothbrush is made of silicone and aims at babies who haven’t had teeth yet.
Toothbrush – Spoon
Apparently, people in the past had different needs than we do. That is why when we look at this toothbrush cum spoon from 1936, we have no idea what it is for.