Kickstarter ToothShower Review
INTRODUCING A NEW AGE FOR DENTAL HYGIENE AND CARE.
Toothcare can take up a tremendous amount of time and effort but it’s an important part of your daily routine. Let’s say you take 10 min a day to brush, floss and mouthwash your mouth for every morning and night until you’re 80 years old.
It may seem trivial, but it’s a staggering 200 days in your lifetime. Plus, it’s not including the time spending on oral care.
So, how to clean your mouth properly?
With that, there are also many ways that a person can keep their mouth clean, but what is the best way, or better yet, what is a proper way to clean your mouth to at least 90% clean. The answer is — ‘negative’.
Most people use toothbrush, floss, mouthwash and other common methods to keep their mouths clean, but no one can tell how clean it is until you arrange a new appointment with your dentist about an unbearable toothache.
As we take a closer look at the meaning and standard of “clean”, you may realize that our toothbrushes are not doing their job well as much as we would like to consider. In fact, the average toothbrush is only able to clean our teeth up to 60% at most. Leaving plenty of rooms for germs to grow on.
Regardless of how well it advertised on TV, most “ultra-fine” toothbrush bristle filaments simply cannot clean up the small cranny between the teeth and gums which often causes the onset of gum diseases. Therefore, brushing teeth alone is simply not enough for a shiny white big smile that you always dream of, and that’s why flossing and mouthwash come in.
Is flossing good for you?
Technically, flossing is a better way to alleviate the problems that cause tooth decay due to hard-to-clean nook and cranny between the teeth. Flossing solves part of the puzzle in which the areas that toothbrush can’t reach. However, it is not effective at all. Imagine having a thread moving back and forth between your teeth, it simply can’t really help much. Even some studies have shown that it may not even be as beneficial as it has been portrayed. Thus, it is suggested to work together with chemical mouthwash for a better result.
On the other hand, gum disease is prevalent in most Americans, ranging from over 50% of the population are having oral issues. This fact has been made true by the American Dental Association which stated that you must clean (floss and brush) your teeth once a day to maintain a good oral hygiene. Your oral health is important as it often links with other diseases such as stroke, diabetes, and even a heart attack.
Here is one convenient toothbrush invented by a dental hygienist.
With the ability to provide an all-in-one revolutionary method of cleaning your teeth by using your showerhead, the ToothShower opens a new platform for oral healthcare with increase benefits.
ToothShower all-in-one showerhead integrated toothbrush by Lisa Guenst
ToothShower is a water flosser that uses the water pressure powered by your own home shower that operates without the use of batteries or electricity. The best thing about the ToothShower is that you are already in the shower, there is no reason not to clean your teeth altogether.
Also, 7 out of 10 people take a shower in the morning meaning that they should be using the ToothShower. So, why not?
The 9 Benefits of the ToothShower
- You will have an endless supply of water to power the device. Allowing you the time that you need to clean all of the areas of the mouth.
- Water conduct electricity. There is no use of electricity in this device, henceforth, this is safer and no risk of being shocked.
- The device doesn’t need a battery to operate. This will save you a lot of money on replacing new batteries and is one less thing that you have to worry about.
- It has easy storage when not in use.
- The ToothShower even works perfectly with people who are wearing braces.
- You can set the pressure and temperature at your level of comfort.
- It is user-friendly without any complication and confusion.
- You can add your own mouthwash to the system as well as tooth whitener for a better result.
- No mess to clean up afterward.
What is great about this device and how does it work?
Starting from the design, the dual-headed toothbrush well-thought design features an effective cleaning system where it is able to clean both front and back as well as the sides of the teeth at the same time.
Unlike the existing solution, ToothShower can clean almost 100% of your mouth to give you an optimal cleansing experience. With that being said, it is including your tongue, the surface of your teeth and to the rest of your mouth. This is what something the ordinary toothbrush can’t do, no matter how well it is designed.
The irrigating tip is used to flush strong high-pressure water in between the gaps of the teeth. It is similar to a water flosser but ToothShower does not leave you a mess to clean up afterward. This item is especially well suited for those who are wearing braces. The tip allows a person to pinpoint a dirty spot when cleaning.
The irrigating gum massager uses 7 water jets to produce a smooth experience that will make your gums feel better. At the same time, it removes debris between the teeth and stimulates blood flow to promote a better gums health. This is good for gum healing and prevents the formation of teeth plague. Hold the massager to your gums while moving them side to side. It will save your time by flushing all of your teeth in under just 10 seconds.
Installment and Setting up
- Attach the unit to the wall at the location.
- Lock the console into its position with the wall plate.
- Remove the showerhead and screw the diverter valve to the shower.
- Connect the ToothShower to the diverter valve.
- Attach showerhead back to the diverter valve and done.
The Cons and Comparison
As in comparison to the existing water flosser in the market, such as Waterpik and H20floss from Amazon, ToothShower is apparently much user-friendly. What makes it stand out from the competition is that it does not require electricity and no water reservoir needed. In other words, the features serve as a double-edged sword, and it can only function well when your house’s water pressure is up to par. Which otherwise, you may need to boost it first.
Another question that raised in my head is about the water force. I believed that with only the water pressure alone is not strong enough, perhaps, the creators can include some electricity-assisting features in the future version so that to have a stronger water force for better cleaning off the teeth. We are fully aware of how strong a water jet cutter can go, but we also know that how stubborn the teeth plague is, without boosting the water pressure, it’s not easy to remove all the plague.
As for now, this question could only be answered by the first batch of users and creators themselves. With that, it has a 30-days money back guarantee for those who are not satisfied with the result.
Generally, most backers on Kickstarter are giving positive thoughts on this product. And the responses are good. It is no surprise that this product has been funded in only 2 days.
- No electricity/battery needed.
- Control of water pressure and temperature.
- Endless supply of water (no reservoir).
- Dual headed toothbrush and massager.
- Fully depends on home water pressure which may run low sometimes.