Even if you don't mind brushing your teeth several times each day, you may not find it fun. Brushing your teeth is something you likely try to make fun for your children, but you likely have never expected fun out of it as an adult just trying to clean your teeth. However, who doesn't enjoy (and deserve) a little extra fun during a task they perform a few times each day? Here are two unique toothbrushes, one on the market and one not just yet, that strive to make brushing more fun for adults.
1. The Stylish Silicone Toothbrush
Toothbrushes have remained relatively steady in design over the years, and two choices have typically been one-piece plastic brushes with nylon bristles and two-piece electric toothbrushes with nylon bristled heads.
There is a new stylish toothbrush on the market with a streamlined, one-piece design that not only comes in eye-catching colors, but it also has unique silicone bristles. Silicone bristles introduce a new sensation into tooth-brushing, and this novelty may end up feeling fun for you. Brushing with a toothbrush that is a bright color can also help jump-start your morning.
It pulses every 30 seconds to remind you to switch to another quadrant of your teeth, and it has a built-in timer that shuts off after 2-minutes,, which are both great features to help you brush as long as you should and get all of your teeth equally clean.
Since the silicone bristles are new in the world of toothbrushes, you may want to ask your dentist for his or her approval before purchasing this brush. There haven't been studies comparing its efficiency to nylon bristles, and your dentist may have you stick with tried-and-true nylon bristles until studies confirm the effectiveness of the silicone ones.
2. The Quirky Sponge Toothbrush
While the silicone toothbrush still has bristles, the sponge tooth brush skips them altogether. While patented, it has not yet been released to the public and is nothing like the sponge toothbrushes you may have seen in hospitals.
The sponge toothbrush has a relatively typical plastic handle, but the head holds a small round sponge instead of bristles. The sponge will come in many designs, and if the toothbrush ends up becoming popular, there will likely be no limit to the designs that are released targeted to adults' and children's tastes.
Hopefully, there will be testing comparing its efficacy to traditional nylon toothbrushes before it is released, so you don't have to wonder if it is cleaning your teeth well when you are using it. The makers do state that they think it will be a great option for people with sensitive teeth and gums, and it is easy to see how a sponge would feel gentler.
If you want to try something different when brushing, then ask your dentist if he or she thinks one of these new types of toothbrushes is or will be right for you.