Archive for April, 2016

Blizzident “toothbrush” is claimed to clean your teeth in 6 seconds see video here

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With the new Blizzident toothbrush (if it can be called a toothbrush), a full and complete cleaning of the teeth can reportedly be accomplished in just six seconds.

When it comes to things that people don’t do as often or as well as they should, tooth-brushing would have to be at the top of the list. While it usually just comes down to laziness, a lot of people claim that they don’t brush their teeth properly because they don’t have time. Well, with the new Blizzident toothbrush (if it can be called a toothbrush), a full and complete cleaning of the teeth can reportedly be accomplished in just six seconds.

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Before they can receive a Blizzident, users first have to go to their dentist and get an impression made of their teeth. Next, a 3D digital model of that impression is uploaded to the Blizzident company’s server. The company proceeds to create a 3D-printed plastic negative mold of the teeth, which is lined with approximately 400 toothbrush-style angled bristles. That mold is the actual Blizzident toothbrush, and is sent to the buyer.

To brush their teeth, users just put the Blizzident into their mouth, bite up and down into it, and grind their teeth back and forth. Because it’s an exact fit for their teeth, six seconds of chomping and grinding is reportedly long enough for the bristles to get into all the nooks and crannies, including between teeth and along the gum line.

If they wish to, users can also thread dental floss between the individual tooth impressions on the Blizzident, causing that floss to be pushed up between the teeth when they bite down. A role of floss can be held in a dispenser on the front of the brush.

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Finally, a tongue scraper/brush bridges the top of the toothbrush. Users just run their tongue back and forth against it.

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One Blizzident is said to be good for a year of use, after which users can get a completely new one, or send their old one in for cleaning and re-bristling. A buyer’s first brush will cost them US$299, with subsequent replacement units priced at $159, and refurbishments of existing units costing $89. The company also notes that getting the initial impression made by a local dentist should cost between $75 and $200, depending on the technique used.

Animation depicting how the brush is claimed to work can be seen in the video below.

Source: Blizzident via Quartz

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Henry Sapiecha

Toothpaste ingredient repairs teeth while you are sleeping

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The new toothpaste aims to tackle dental decay through a slow release of calcium, phosphate and fluoride ions. View gallery (2 images)

A new toothpaste technology, known as BioMin, is designed to replace minerals lost from tooth enamel, working while the user sleeps to prevent decay. Available to dentists as a toothpaste called BioMinF, and set to be marketed to consumers in the near future, the product is long-acting, and also tackles sensitivity.

Dental decay and sensitivity is extremely prevalent, with some 42 percent of children between the ages of 2 and 11 affected by it, and a whopping 92 percent of adults between 20 and 64 having to deal with it at some point.

A new toothpaste called BioMinF, based on research from the Queen Mary University of London and Imperial College London, aims to tackle dental decay through a slow release of calcium, phosphate and fluoride ions. Whereas normal toothpastes wear off after only a couple of hours, BioMin pastes work for 8-12 hours after brushing, with the flouride – which is resistant to the acid found in things like soft drinks – forming a protective layer over the enamel.

The calcium and phosphate do even more, working with the saliva in the mouth and combining to form a new mineral that’s able to strengthen and rebuilt the tooth structure. Sensitivity is tackled by forming a barrier over open tubules, which provide access to open nerves. The BioMin tech seals off the nerves, lowering sensitivity, particularly to hot and cold food and drink.

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Interestingly, the new sensitivity and decay-tackling toothpaste tech could, according to the team behind it, also appear in other dental hygiene products.

“The technology behind BioMin is not however exclusively designed for toothpastes,” said the company’s chief scientific officer Professor Robert Hill. “It can also be incorporated in other professionally applied dental products such as cleaning and polishing pastes, varnishes and remineralizing filling materials.”

BioMin Technologies – the company behind the breakthrough ingredient – is aiming to commercialise the development of the product, with a fluoride-free version also in the works. The BioMinF toothpaste is available to dentists via wholesalers right now, priced at £5 (US$7) for a 75 ml tube. For everyone else, you can expect the new paste to be on store shelves by the end of the year.

Source: BioMin

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Henry Sapiecha