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A new interesting product that has recently entered the dental market is the Blizzident. The Blizzident is an innovative way to brush your teeth perfectly in a record time of just 6 seconds!
This device is uniquely made to fit your exact mouth measurements. A 3D scan will be taken of your mouth and then sent to Blizzident who uses high precision 3D printers to create an exact replica mold with smooth surfaces. After the mould has been made, soft ultrafine bristles are then attached to the mould to create your tooth brush.
To use it, you simply put your toothpaste on top of the bristles. Place the moulds in your mouth. Then grind your teeth left, right, backwards and forwards for six seconds. Because of the placement of the bristles, they are able to reach places that your normal tooth brush won’t be able to. They also have slots for floss to be fitted as well, which allows you to floss and brush at the same time.
The 6 seconds of using this device has been described as being equal to approximately 3 minutes of a normal tooth brush.
This is a very new product and as of yet, there have been no clinical trials to say if this device really works as well as it says it does. Dental professionals have however said that they believe this product is not as an effective replacement for manual brushing as one of the reasons why you should brush for a minimum of two minutes a time, is to allow for the fluoride to work.
Although unproven at the moment, it will definitely be worth keeping an eye on this technology for the future!
Good oral hygiene is a key factor in ensuring that you keep your natural teeth for as long as possible. Maintaining a healthy daily oral hygiene routine will help protect your teeth for longer. It is also recommended you visit your hygienist, generally every 6 months (can be different for some patients), so they can identify and catch any problems early on e.g. plaque developing, early signs of gum disease etc. If you would like to book your hygiene visit, please call us today.