When you think of a toothbrush, you probably don’t think about innovation and new technology. But, you should do.
Although the evolution of the toothbrush can be traced back to 3500BC. The modern toothbrush as we know it came into existence in the late 1700’s, with electric brushes launching in 1969.
Despite new technology such as Bluetooth being added to electric toothbrushes in recent years, other technological progress in these devices has been relatively slow. And the fundamental design of toothbrushes has not changed all that much.
But since approximately 2015/16, there have been some interesting developments.
There are new ways of thinking. Technology has evolved and is allowing for advances that we once dreamt of to become a reality.
Crowdfunding platforms like Kickstarter and Indiegogo are helping too. It is now easier than ever to get financing, but also create awareness of new products and services.
For those creators that have something that captures the hearts and desires of the public, it is perfectly possible to finance their project with levels of money they may have only dreamt of.
The next 10 years or so look like they could bring about fairly radical changes. The future toothbrush may look and need to be used in ways that we do currently.
This article highlights all of the new technology and innovation that is impacting the humble toothbrush.