Hi-tech ‘triple toothbrush’ can clean your mouth in just ten seconds

By MARK PRIGG FOR DAILYMAIL.COM

 

For those who simply don’t have time to brush their teeth in the morning, help is at hand.

A new Kickstarter campaign is raising funds for a $99 triple headed electric toothbrush.

Its inventors claim it can clean an entire mouth in just ten seconds.

‘Wouldn’t it be simpler and easier to always be sure you are brushing the right way, and just spend a few seconds brushing rather than 2 minutes?’ the firm behind the GlareSmile says.

It says the three brushes work together.

The two outer brushes respectively brush the vestibular and lingual/palatal surfaces of each tooth, while the central brush cleans the occlusal surfaces.

The rotation movement from the bottom to the top guarantees plaque removal the same way you would do with your manual or electric toothbrush, but faster and with no risk of mistakes.

‘Our team is led by a dentist, who has been searching for a solution for the last 5 years, and after several tests and prototypes has invented GlareSmile, the first electric toothbrush which works 100% automatically on your teeth, guaranteeing the correct brushing technique in just 10 seconds.’ it claims.

GlareSmile also has an internal memory which keeps track of the usage statistics, which can also be synced with an app.

‘By connecting GlareSmile to your laptop you can download all the statistics and through an App on your smartphone, connect to your dentist and share them,’ the firm said.

The brush also has a built in UV light to kill bacteria.

When inside the removable cap, the 3 brushes rotate against plastic listels, automatically removing any kind of residual from the bristles.

‘In an industry which has not experienced great innovations over the last decades, our aim is to spread this breakthrough change to make everyone’s oral health simpler and better,’ the Italian firm says.

 

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Chocolate: A Superfood for Your Teeth

By Ask the Dentist

Who says chocolate isn’t good for you? The antibacterial effects of chocolate can help protect against tooth decay. Sounds too good to be true? Read more on why you can justify your chocolate cravings below. The Woodview Oral Surgery 

 

A dentist recommending chocolate? Yes, that’s right, you read correctly.

Recent studies emerging from Japan, England, and the U.S. support the fact that chocolate is effective at fighting cavities, plaque, and tooth decay in the mouth.

Dark chocolate (I can’t speak for sugary milk chocolate) doesn’t deserve its bad rap as a cavity-causing treat. It may actually help prevent cavities!

And here’s where the gauntlet gets thrown down. Compounds in chocolate may be more effective at fighting decay than fluoride. Researchers are predicting that one day, the compound found in chocolate called CBH will be used in mouthwashes and toothpaste.

Tooth decay occurs when bacteria in the mouth turn sugar into acids, which eat away at the tooth’s surface and cause cavities. Compounds in the cocoa bean husk have an anti-bacterial effect and also fight against plaque. This makes chocolate less harmful than many other sweet foods your dentist might warn you against because the antibacterial agents in cocoa beans offset its high sugar levels.

This research has even revealed that the cocoa extract is more effective than fluoride in fighting cavities. To many, this is shocking news, but for me that’s not saying much. I’m not a big fan of ingesting fluoride, and I think it has long been over-hyped (more on that in future posts).

The compound CBH, a white crystalline powder whose chemical makeup is similar to caffeine, helps harden tooth enamel, making users less susceptible to tooth decay. This specific compound has been proven effective in the animal model, but it will it will take another two to four years before the product is approved for human use and available for sale (in the form of mouthwashes and toothpastes).

In the mean time, however, one can “administer” this compound via the ingestion of chocolate. Eating 3-4 oz of chocolate a day is a great way to take advantage of this wonder compound and lower your chance of getting cavities. What an easy and fun recommendation a doctor can make; it’s been called the food of the gods, a supposed aphrodisiac, and the drink that Casanova favored.

Now, before you reach for that Snickers bar, listen to this:

For the best therapeutic effect (yes, I’m still talking about chocolate), it’s best to chew on cacao nibs. Most will find this option unpalatable.

The second best choice, is dark chocolate with less than 6-8 grams of sugar per serving – organic if possible. Be aware that chocolate is a calorie-rich food, so modify your calorie intake accordingly.
Raw chocolate is even a better choice, as it it less processed, and more of the antioxidants are left intact.

Do all of this for your teeth, but enjoy the other benefits of mood elevation and better blood flow as well!

With the recent findings, it’s now more true than ever, that chocolate is a superfood. Chocolate has over 300 chemical compounds in it, making it one of the most complex foods we know of, and I predict that many new compounds in chocolate beneficial to us will surface over time and cement its nutritional five star rating.

 

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