Thought tooth cleaning was mundane? With these inventions and innovations in dental products you can rediscover the fun and quirkiness of oral hygiene…
We have reached an era where dental health is widely known to be critical not only to the mouth but the overall body. With a myriad of articles proving the connection between poor oral health and conditions in the body such as Alzheimer’s, stroke, dementia and diabetes, some have taken it upon themselves to create ingenious oral health inventions to get kids and adults brushing twice daily as recommended!
We try to keep dental health fascinating so you are encouraged to maintain a healthy mouth…
At Curtis Couch D.D.S nestled in the tranquil hills of Thousand Oaks, we are fully aware of just how important dental health is. We also know it is not the most exciting of activities, especially for kids who would rather be eating chocolate or ice cream all night. That is why we have assembled some of the most quirky and fun dental inventions that might just keep you interested in dental health. If you thought you’d seen the strangest and weirdest products to do with dental health, read on to discover just how odd oral health products can get! Our staff at our Thousand Oaks practice were definitely surprised!
Decorate your teeth with jewelled-encrusted dentures or crowns!
You saw right – bejewelled teeth are no longer just for pirates. They have actually taken the dental profession by storm with celebrities sporting golden, diamond-encrusted ‘grillz’ that sit over the teeth to completely transform their teeth into a golden accessory. This has also been done to singular teeth using golden or jewellery-encrusted dentures or crowns. Talk about sparkly teeth!
The finger-mounted toothbrush…
It’s so ingenious we at Curtis Couch D.D.S are amazed it hadn’t been invented long ago. The finger-mounted toothbrush allows those who don’t want to lug around their toothbrush all day the freedom to brush whenever they want, using their finger as a brush! The invention uses a latex-like rubber that slides easily over the finger, with a small platform holding a multitude of bristles attached at the tip. Now that is convenience.
Ever wanted to easily see the teeth you are brushing? Now you can know when you miss a spot with these innovative toothbrush torches. A light at the very tip of the brush enables the user to see more clearly in their own mouth, allowing a full and proper clean. Even with this brush, we still encourage patients to visit us at Curtis Couch D.D.S in Thousand Oaks.
Bluetooth… in your tooth!
The term ‘Bluetooth’ takes on a whole new meaning with this innovative invention. Instead of those annoying contraptions that rest over the ear, why not just install your Bluetooth straight into your mouth? The device utilizes Nano-technology to enable a phone addict to talk away without the hassle. However at Curtis Couch D.D.S, we wouldn’t recommend keeping electronics in the mouth.
A toothbrush that brushes and flosses simultaneously!
An invention that has been a long time coming; merging two staple dental hygiene steps into one really is clever and resourceful, allowing you to spend more time doing things you enjoy and less time trying to get that food debris from under your gum line. The design combines two levels of bristles that floss between teeth whilst brushing, meaning you save time and hassle. If you are thinking of giving this a try, our dental experts at Curtis Couch D.D.S found in Thousand Oaks recommend you continue flossing afterward just to be sure the brush has in actuality removed all food particles.
Lollipops that are GOOD for your teeth?
A professor has developed an orange-flavored lollipop that actually helps keep your teeth healthy and strong. The secret ingredient is an extract of liquorice root, which helps fight tooth decay! At our Thousand Oaks dental practice, we are thrilled about this invention!
Take your medication… through your teeth?
A new dental innovation has people buzzing about teeth and medication. This new product, labelled the IntelliDrug, is two molar widths in size and consists of stainless steel and polymers, for a mouth-friendly result. The concept behind this product is that it is programmed by a doctor to release medication at specific times and intervals, so the user never has to worry about forgetting to take medication again.
Tooth picks for your wallet…
This simple but fundamentally important product allows you to conveniently store toothpicks in your wallet, ready for use wherever you go. An added benefit to this invention? Not only does it mean you can get that pesky bit of apple or popcorn out of your teeth right away, you can also turn the product over and look in the mirror provided to make sure you got it all! At Curtis Couch D.D.S, we think this is a great dental health invention!
Dental Unit device means now you can’t lie to us!
With this new revolutionary technology, you can never fool us again about your dental habits at home. The product called the ‘Dental Unit’ relays your dental health practices straight back to your dental professional, between visits! The device also has an in-built reminder to floss, so you can keep your teeth beautiful even between appointments at our Thousand Oaks practice.
Gain the best in dental health care with Dr. Curtis Couch…
Even with all these quirky and innovative dental inventions it is still important to visit a dentist twice yearly (every six months) to ensure your dental health is optimal and any issues are discovered and treated early.
We are committed to providing our patients with high quality service and treatments, and remain on the forefront of advancements in dental technology so we can provide you with service that is unmatched.
Receive a level of care that proves you are our top priority…
Our dental treatments range from cosmetic to reconstructive, where we can refresh, rejuvenate and repair your oral condition to help you reclaim the function of your mouth, while restoring the esthetics of your teeth so you can smile with confidence every day. Maintain and revitalize the health of your teeth and gums so you can keep your teeth for life. For more information on our dental treatments or to book an appointment at our Thousand Oaks dental practice, please do not hesitate to contact us.