At the 2020 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas last week, the Y-Brush, as it is named, made its second debut in its final form. The Y-Brush can brush all of your teeth in just 10 seconds and now you can actually purchase one.
The Y-Brush was designed by a company from France called Fas TeesH. Rather than taking 2 minutes to brush your teeth with the small head of a regular or electronic toothbrush going from tooth to tooth, the Y-Brush cleans one half of the teeth in your mouth in 5 seconds, then you flip it and clean the other half of your teeth in another 5 seconds.
Patrick Holland of CNET actually tried it. He says it may be an odd shape for a toothbrush, but it’s efficient and really works! The Y-Brush is similar in shape to a sports mouthguard that is packed with nylon bristles imbedded in it and laid out in 45-degree angles fitting around your upper and lower rows of teeth. According to Digital Trends, the bristles are placed at the precise angle recommended by the American Dental Association (ADA) when you hold your toothbrush against your gums.
The Y-Brush will come in four different sizes because not everyone’s mouth is the same size and it will also come in smaller sizes designed for children too.
It operates by a motor inside the small trapezoid-shaped handle that vibrates.
To use it, first fill the Y-Brush tray with your choice of toothpaste, then put it in your mouth around a row of teeth either upper or lower. Then press the power button and the Y-Brush will begin to vibrate. You will need to make a chewing motion in order to fully clean your teeth. It takes just five seconds, then flip it and do the other row of teeth. All in all it will take just 10 seconds!
So what will the Y-Brush cost you? It is priced at $125. In comparison, people pay $100 for Colgate’s smart electric toothbrush and Oral-B’s Bluetooth Genius Pro 8000 toothbrush is priced at $180. The Y-Brush can be ordered online but will not start shipping until March.
The unique Y-Brush was tested by a research panel of over 3,000 consumers. It is scheduled to undergo a clinical study in the forthcoming months and while it may change the way you brush your teeth, dentists still recommend flossing regularly.