Do you hate brushing your teeth? A new company called Blizzident has begun creating custom 3D-printed toothbrushes that cut your brushing time from 2 minutes all the way down to 6 seconds. So how’s it work? After popping the very strange-looking toothbrush into your mouth, you bite down and make chewing motions. The toothbrush’s bristles are angled to clean your gums and get between your teeth for a quick, complete clean. Every Blizzident toothbrush is custom-made and begins with an impression or 3D-scan of your teeth. The scan is uploaded to Blizzident, which makes the toothbrush using 3D printing. There’s a steep cost to saving those two minutes a day, though. Your first Blizzident toothbrush will cost $299, and replacements cost $159. That’s on top of the $75 to $200 it costs to get the 3D scan done. While the Blizzident toothbrush is, for now, a luxury item, the ever-decreasing cost of 3D printing could help products like this find their way into everyone’s homes in the very near future.
Shelly Palmer Radio Report – October 11, 2013
Author: Shelly Palmer
Shelly Palmer is Fox 5 New York's On-air Tech Expert (WNYW-TV) and the host of Fox Television's monthly show Shelly Palmer Digital Living. He also hosts United Stations Radio Network's, Shelly Palmer Digital Living Daily, a daily syndicated radio report that features insightful commentary and a unique insiders take on the biggest stories in technology, media, and entertainment. He is Managing Director of Advanced Media Ventures Group, LLC an industry-leading advisory and business development firm and a member of the Executive Committee of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (the organization that bestows the coveted Emmy® Awards).