This futuristic-looking y-brush can clean your teeth in just 10 seconds.
This wishbone-shaped cleaning tool may look a bit funny, but there’s nothing weird about the science and tech it uses. Developed over four years with a team of dentists, this patented system uses the Bass brushing technique that dentists recommend, but in conjunction with sonic vibration. The result? They claim it removes 15% more plaque than regular toothbrushes, both manual and electric, and in only ten seconds. There are tiny filaments (smaller than 0.1 mm) that vibrate to remove plaque and bacteria, and that can fit into even the tightest spaces between your teeth. All you need to do is apply toothpaste into the mouthpiece, place it in your mouth, press the button, and gently chew – five seconds on the top and five on the bottom. This simplicity of use makes it safe and easy for children to use (there are also smaller-sized brushes available), and the flexible shape of the mouthpiece means it adapts to all jawlines. The mouthpiece is waterproof, antibacterial and easy to clean. It also comes with a nifty wireless charging station.
1-month long battery duration, 8-hour charge time R2 600 (import)
The Bass method requires you to tilt your toothbrush head 45°, and then use up-and-down movements to remove plaque and bacteria from the gumline. The filaments in the Y-brush are tilted to 45°, so you just need to ‘chew’ the brush gently.