Yes, a lot of technology, innovation and progress, but there are tasks that we perform just the same way that hundreds of years ago and in this case the brush our teeth, which have changed the brushes, pastes and their components, but ultimately always need both elements.
Well, apparently this could change soon because the Japanese designer Kosho Ueshima just show during Milan Design Week in its project called Misoka, a brush that only needs water to clean our teeth, no need toothpaste.
Water and nanotechnology for teeth dream
The secret behind misoka is that it is equipped with nylon bristles coated nanoparticles of mineral ions developed by the company Yumeshokunin Co. LTD, specializes in nanotechnology. These nanoparticles are activated by shaking the brush in water thereby gets a more in-depth cleaning of our teeth along with a protective layer of enamel.
The bad news is that these bristles only have a shelf life only 30 days, so you have to change your toothbrush every month, which may not be as ecologically and economically, since according to studies a normal brush has a life of approximately three months under normal use, so we would be saving almost exclusively in toothpaste, but spending more on brushes.
Curiously Misoka already sold in Japan since 2007 with some degree of acceptance on the part of the population, but now with the announcement in Milan hope to reach Europe and America to try its luck, but making that happen first would have to know the price, which has not been disclosed.