The Tongue-Mounted Toothbrush

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Think about where your hands have been today. Why would you use them to clean your teeth? This invention by Adel Elseri and Said Fayad abandons the common toothbrush design for a radical new one. The two inventors recently demonstrated their tongue-mounted toothbrush on a Canadian TV show:

“You don’t use your hands, hygiene is key,” Elseri told producer Priscilla Sreedharan during his pitch.

The 26-year-old boilermaker said he was driving home from a 12-hour shift working in Fort McMurray when he was struck with the idea for a device to help people who are on the go freshen their mouths and clean their teeth. He’s now developed a prototype for T2T, which stands for Tongue To Teeth. The device slips over a person’s tongue, has a coating of toothpaste, and can be used to clean the inside of one’s mouth.

Link and Facebook Gallery -via Weird Universe

(Photos: T2T, Larry Wong/Edmonton Journal


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I don't think cross contamination is in the mind of most of your potential customers. After all, most of us (I hope) brush our teeth every night using our hands. I've used the Wisp and saliva is not a problem.

The key would be to convince them that the tongue brush is more convenient/discreet/whatever, otherwise it'll be relegated to a novelty item status.

Whatever happens, good luck to your venture! It's always exciting to see new inventions!
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Alex compared to Colgate wisp it is more effective and discreet. appeal isn't necessarily important compared to functionality, we will be utilizing the power of the tongue in its own environment so you will be able to reach all over with more ease that a tiny finger sized brush that would probably have saliva all over your fingers and create an opportunity for cross contamination.
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Yep, they can be. : ) Reactions to said items *can* also be influenced by comments (likely) made by above co-inventor which can be construed as insulting and alienating when directed to a potential customer base.
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I, for one, am intrigued with your invention, Said. How does it compare to, say, Colgate Wisp in terms of appeal and convenience? (I tried Colgate Wisp, by the way, and found it lacking in comparison to a real toothbrush, but it's certainly good enough for a quick cleaning on the go).
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