The first modern toothbrush was invented in 1938. You think that dentists could come up with a new toothbrush design that would actually clean your teeth properly by now. It's been 86 years. WTH. Hasn't really improved much in all those years ! I guess they don't want a cleaning tool that actually does a good job because that would take money out of their pockets. Cavities and $1000 dollar root canals are much more lucrative than a simple cleaning. And don't even mention the water pick thing.


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Feb 21, 2024 at 1:42pm

It's kinda hard to beat water as a solvent and the abrasion/mechanical gum stimulation of a few dollars of toothbrush and floss

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Feb 21, 2024 at 11:01pm

Also, water pik's are a fucking torture device.

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What about electric toothbrushes? They're great!

Feb 22, 2024 at 9:07am

They do a much better job than manual brushes and the Waterpik is very effective too. Perhaps the issue is your ability to use these tools effectively?

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Gord Richardson

Feb 23, 2024 at 6:40am

I agree that manual toothbrushes are not terribly effective but I switched to rechargeable electric toothbrushes and get far better results. Let’s not forget the role of flossing though.

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Feb 23, 2024 at 11:49am

Not sure how you think that everything can be improved for all eternity...nor how that equates into a conspiracy theory.
You have teeth-you have a brush, mouth wash and floss,and a water pick- that's it.

What do you want- a robotic laser flying around in your mouth?

Kinda like asking why no one has invented a better drinking glass

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Feb 24, 2024 at 5:07am

I like your analogy.

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Toothbrushes work great

Feb 26, 2024 at 3:25pm

for a while, then they wear out. You need to purchase a new one occasionally, that's the secret.

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Re invent the wheel?

Feb 26, 2024 at 11:04pm

Its only been a few thousand years and here I am like a pleb tying my shoes with...laces?
I think big pharma is to blame for that too.

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