If you’re one of millions the world over who could genuinely benefit from an extra 114 seconds every morning, a new dental product could be right up your street. According to the brains behind the new Blizzident toothbrush, your entire morning’s oral cleaning regime can be completed in no more than six seconds.
Tempting isn’t it – an extra two minutes in bed or more time to curse your boss before setting off.
Resembling some kind of freaky gum-shield or anti-snoring device, the Blizzident is apparently able to clean your teeth, gums and tongue all at the same time while flossing deep into those hard to reach places.
Sadly though, it’s not as easy as going out any buying one of things off the shelf like choosing a new toothbrush. Instead, you first have to undergo a scan of your teeth in order for a 3D model to be created on which your personal Blizzident is based. It is technically the same basic design and a gum-shield, though on the inside there are thousands of bristles that get to work on the gory stuff.
The firm behind it says that rather than going through the painstaking labor of brushing your teeth the traditional way, you simply pop the Blizzident into your mouth, bite down on it and give it a good grinding for a few seconds. They state that just six seconds with the Blizzident is as good as scrubbing your teeth the old fashioned way for three minutes.
So, are we looking at the future of oral hygiene? Perhaps, but chances are it won’t catch on for some time to come. Despite the fact that you only need to invest in a new Blizzident once every year, the initial $299 outlay isn’t likely to go down well with most…or the upheaval of going through the full mouth scan to get it ready in the first place.
There’s no official word from the American Dental Association yet as to whether the Blizzident really does live up to the reputation its creator have given it, so it remains to be seen whether it turns out to be a genuine step toward the future of dental care or nothing more than a curious novelty.