James Dyson’s latest patent could see the Dyson Toothbrush revolutionise the way we brush our teeth
Electric and battery toothbrushes have been with us for the best part of forty years. Today’s models have gone beyond the use of a two-minute timer. Some have smartphone apps with details of your brushing technique. USB chargers are another addition to today’s models. Keen to have a piece of the action is James Dyson. Alongside the iconic vacuum cleaners we sell, he has filed a patent for a Dyson toothbrush.
The Dyson toothbrush aims to be a more intelligent electric toothbrush with flossing capabilities. Inside the brush head will be small, powerful water jets for cleaning the gaps between your teeth. The 21st century electric toothbrush could have a built-in light sensor or a motion detection camera. Another feature of the Dyson toothbrush, should it enter production, will be a small spherical reservoir. This could store tap water, mouthwash or toothpaste.
Whether James goes for a light sensor or a motion detection camera, either of the following will be used to monitor how you clean your teeth. This would warn you if you’re brushing too hard or too softly. Its proposed brushing speed will be 6,000 rpm.
How much will they cost?
With its high end specifications, expect the same for its price tag. We at The Dyson Doctor think £300 is a likely recommended selling price. If the Dyson Toothbrush is equal to the sum of 60 plastic ones, that would put it in the same league as his Supersonic Hairdryer. Perhaps his future dental care appliance might come in one of these swish boxes, used for his £300 hairdryers.
The Dyson Doctor, 08 December 2016.