Brush Your Teeth in Six Seconds

If you’re tired of dedicating 3 minutes of your day every time you brush your teeth, now you can do it in the same length it takes to watch a Vine. Blizzident is a new 3D-printed toothbrush that polishes your pearly whites in record time.

From Mashable,

Blizzident, a new 3D-printed toothbrush, looks like a mouthguard lined with 600 bristles. You bite down into the 3D replication of your mouth and grind your teeth on the bristles, which cleans all of your teeth simultaneously.

The process of ordering one of these custom-fit brushes begins in your dentist’s office. Your dentist takes an impression of your teeth and sends it to Blizzident — and the team gets to work. Printing and manufacturing takes about 12 weeks, Martin said. The brushes are 3D-printed on high-precision machines. Whereas other 3D printers produce objects with rough surfaces, Blizzident’s machines print totally smooth objects.

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Why I’m Curious

It seems every week or so we share an example about 3D printing and it really varies between entertainment, material goods (shoes) to practical (ears and toothbrushes). Despite the high price tag, I could definitely see something like this taking off. Toothbrushes haven’t evolved much in the past, and I think teeth is a vanity people invest in most.


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