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Every tooth gets brushed 8x longer, the firm claims


The world’s first hands-free toothbrush that takes just 10 seconds to clean teeth could save people hours in the bathroom every year, its inventor claims.


Given that we spend a mammoth 108 days of our life brushing our teeth, the Amabrush promises to take all the hassle out of scrubbing, rinsing and flossing. 


All you need to do is press a single button, wait ten seconds and you’ll have perfectly clean teeth, the creators say. 


Designed to look like a bristly mouthguard, the Amabrush is made out of three parts; a silcone mouthpiece, a handpiece and toothpaste capsules that you attach when you’re ready to brush.


Amabrush creators say that the mouthpiece is made from bacteria-resistant silicone and features 3D bristles on both sides which are soft enough to prevent gum disease but hard enough to clean your teeth.


Similarly, the bespoke toothpaste capsules, which cost £2.60, last around a month while the built-in mechanism foams and delivers the right amount to your teeth.


The integrated battery also lasts for 28 sessions meaning you can brush your teeth for at least two weeks, twice a day without needing to recharge. 


So how does it work?


The device sends out strong vibrations with an amplitude of 9.5G and uses and algorithm to vary the waves of vibrations.


“Even in this 10 seconds, every tooth surface is cleaned longer compared with common toothbrushes,” the makers say. 


“If you brush your teeth for the recommended 120 seconds with a regular toothbrush, every surface gets brushed for just 1.25 seconds. Amabrush brushes all your surfaces for the whole 10 seconds.”


While the claims are yet to be confirmed, Dr Sameer Patel, clinical director at dental and orthodontic practice Elleven, says that a brush like this could greatly benefit those who struggle with their dental routine. 


“Technology is advancing the way we practise dentistry and this innovation could be really revolutionary in the way in which our patients clean their teeth," he said.


"The success of the brush really depends on how well it cleans the teeth and the gums, however if sufficient this device could have the potential to reduce tooth decay, and thus further dental problems from occurring. The technology behind the brush may help those who tend to brush too hard – limiting subsequent tooth sensitivity - or not thoroughly enough, which often leaves debris and can cause a build-up of plaque in the mouth. 


"However, I do question as to whether 10 seconds is enough time to clean the teeth with two minutes as the current recommendation."


With 24 days of the crowdfunding campaign left, the revolutionary brush has long since surpassed its Kickstarter goal of £44,000, netting an impressive £740,000 so far.


The first devices are expected to be shipped in December with the most basic Amabrush costing £60. A pro version that can charge wirelessly will cost £175, or £87 if purchased on Kickstarter.


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