environment
Manky Toothbrushes Join the Terracycle Postal Recycling Push

Toothbrushes! They're big lumps of plastic too, aren't they? That's what Colgate has suddenly realised, and before everyone gets angry with it for not recycling toothbrushes and letting toothbrushes clog up the landfills for millennia it has... started recycling toothbrushes. Read More >>

safety
The Waterpik ‘Flossing Toothbrush’ Is Being Recalled Because It Might Set Your Bathroom on Fire

A freshly debuted $200 (£152) toothbrush that promises to both brush and floss your teeth is heating up bathrooms for all the wrong reasons. This month, the electric toothbrush and water flosser company Water Pik announced a voluntary recall of all units of its Sonic-Fusion toothbrushes over claims that some of the products have shot off sparks and partially melted while being charged. In at least one case, the toothbrush caused a fire. Read More >>

gadgets
I Can’t Believe I’m Going to Tell You to Buy This £360 Toothbrush

A regular old manual toothbrush can easily cost just a couple of pounds. You might have one in your bathroom right now, ready to tackle the plaque, and the coffee stains, and the bad breath that make its existence integral for modern living. But in our 21st-century society, it’s easy to spend much more on an electric toothbrush that does the same thing. Why on Earth would anyone want to do this? Read More >>

health
Colgate’s AI Toothbrush Makes Me Never Want to Brush My Teeth Again

Earlier this year, Colgate released a connected toothbrush, an artificially intelligent mouth cleaner that would be sold at Apple Stores for $100 a pop. It looks like most electric toothbrushes: thick handle, teeny head, buzzes when you turn it on. But this Colgate creation connects to your phone and teaches you how to brush your teeth better. At least, that’s what I was told. Read More >>

science
Your Super-Sensitive Toothpaste May Not Save Your Teeth From the Brutality of Brushing 

The toothpaste aisle, like so much of life, is filled with plenty of claims that seem too good to be true. One of these false promises, a recent study in Scientific Reports suggests, might be that toothpaste can stop our teeth from eroding. Read More >>

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Watching Toothbrushes Melt Is So Incredibly Satisfying

Humanity’s connection to fire dates back to when our earliest ancestors realised it could be used for warmth and survival. Why do you think staring into a campfire is so mesmerising? Read More >>

health
The First Virtual Brushing Simulator Will Help Revolutionise Toothbrush Design

A lot of products, including toothbrushes, rely on the physical testing of prototype after prototype to help perfect a design. But it’s an expensive and time consuming process, so researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute have developed a virtual brushing simulator that promises to revolutionise how toothbrushes are designed and tested. Read More >>

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Oral-B’s Connected Toothbrush is so Smart it’s Stupid, But Mainly Smart

Oral-B is seriously ballsy. The toothbrush maker is hell-bent on changing our attitudes to oral hygiene, bringing forcing the words ‘smart’ and toothbrush’ together, as well as ‘dentist’ and 'gamify’. Sorry, but there’s absolutely no way you’ll get me to associate THE DRILL with fun. Read More >>

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Kids Are Getting Addicted to an App-Enabled Toothbrush That Works Too Well

Philips Sonicare, the brand behind popular electronic toothbrushes, recently released a device that accomplished the inconceivable: it made oral hygiene so fun that kids want to stay on top of it. The new toothbrush proved a little addictive, though. Read More >>

health
This Connected Bluetooth Toothbrush Will Nag You More Than a Dentist

We all know we should be brushing more diligently several times a day, but without our dentists regularly shaming us into better oral hygiene, that rarely happens. So a Paris-based company called Kolibree has created what it claims to be the world's first app-connected toothbrush that will encourage better brushing habits between dentist visits. Read More >>

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Desperate Electric Toothbrush Mob Descends on London Rail Station

Hundreds of people lined up at Waterloo station to chase a freebie yesterday, after a promo for a new electric toothbrush caused chaotic scenes. The idea was to let people swap an old electric toothbrush for a new one, a deal that went down rather too well. Read More >>

gadgets
Fight Bad Breath and Bathroom Clutter With This Toothbrush Cup

Counter clutter can be even worse in a bathroom which is typically a lot smaller than a kitchen. And if you find yourself constantly battling to find room to store things around the sink, you'll immediately see the genius behind this flippable cup that doubles as a way to rinse your mouth and a convenient spot to store a toothbrush. Read More >>