Toothbrush evolution has dawned upon humanity as the inventors at Colgate-Palmolive files a patent for avant-garde technology that could slowly release chemicals into your mouth as you brushed your teeth.
While a number of medicines like appetite suppressants could possibly be delivered, the idea appears to have spun off in the direction of a toothbrush with caffeine.
Along with dispensing different flavours like apple, strawberry and grape, the chemical-dispensing toothbrush can also deliver the following:
- “Capsaicin, found naturally in chili peppers,” which would be used to create a warming sensation, or “a tingle, a hot or warm massage”
- Chamomile, “often used medicinally against sore stomach” and a relaxant
- Something that causes cooling sensation like lemon or mint
- Medication for dry mouth
- Benzocaine, “to be used for pain relief from teething or gum irritation in infants or children”
- Appetite suppressants for “weight loss treatment”
Once the patent is approved, the reinvented toothbrush will help reinforce Colgate’s dominance in the healthcare market worldwide. Would you trade in your toothbrush for this new invention?