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Who needs coffee when your toothbrush can dispense it for you?

Posted May 17, 2013 by Jonathan Lam
It is possible that you can say goodbye to coffee and other caffeine drinks if this patent from Colgate-Palmolive goes through. A caffeinated toothbrush may soon become a reality.
Teeth cleaning
Teeth cleaning
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This new invention is a toothbrush that had contains patches to administer caffeine while you are brushing your teeth. According to the patent application, they are trying to create "an oral care implement includes a releasable sensory material that invokes a sensory response when in contact with tissues or surfaces of a mouth of a user. In one embodiment, an element is provided that is visually indicative of the sensory response. The oral care implement may also include a soft tissue cleaner provided with the sensory material."
The toothbrush will consist of a handle and a head, a releasable sensory material that invokes a sensory response in an oral cavity during use, and at least one communicative element that is visually representative of the sensory response.
Not a big fan of caffeine? Not to worry this toothbrush's patch can be swapped out for other flavors such as berry, green apple, or lemon. It can even administer herbal remedies like lavender or chamomile.
According to Daily Mail, the patches can last up until three months before needing to be replaced.
Now we have something to look forward to when we are brushing our teeth besides making them pearly white.