Health & Wellbeing

Chiiz sonic toothbrush is designed to give a 30-second all-teeth clean

The Chiiz is the latest attempt to make a quick, easy, hands-free automatic toothbrush
The Chiiz is the latest attempt to make a quick, easy, hands-free automatic toothbrush
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The Chiiz on its charging dock
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The Chiiz on its charging dock
All the pieces of a Chiiz kit
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All the pieces of a Chiiz kit
The device on its charging dock
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The device on its charging dock
You can't use regular toothpaste in the Chiiz, only a light mousse product
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You can't use regular toothpaste in the Chiiz, only a light mousse product
The waterproof device can be rinsed after use
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The waterproof device can be rinsed after use
It comes in two sizes
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It comes in two sizes
You can buy this toothpaste mousse from the makers or just use commercially available similar products
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You can buy this toothpaste mousse from the makers or just use commercially available similar products
The Chiiz is the latest attempt to make a quick, easy, hands-free automatic toothbrush
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The Chiiz is the latest attempt to make a quick, easy, hands-free automatic toothbrush

Reinventing the good old toothbrush seems to be an obsession for many inventors out there, and Chiiz is the latest gadget to designed to turn brushing on its head. Currently raising funds on Kickstarter, Chiiz is a sonic-powered automatic toothbrush that is claimed to clean all your teeth in just 30 seconds.

We have seen several crowdfunding campaigns trying to launch a hands-free automatic toothbrush over the past year. From the Amabrush, which supposedly does its job in 10 seconds, to the Unico, which is claimed to clean your teeth in just three, these campaigns seem to amass huge amounts of money but rarely ultimately deliver.

This kind of mouthpiece-styled automatic toothbrush is undeniably an enticing prospect, making the twice daily teeth-cleaning process a quick and easy job, but it is still yet to be shown that this design can actually work. On the bright side, Chiiz is at least the most pragmatic and realistic iteration of the mouthpiece toothbrush design we've seen to date.

All the pieces of a Chiiz kit
All the pieces of a Chiiz kit

The device is simple, it's essentially a mouthguard that is fitted with an assortment of bristles designed to come into contact with every part of all 28 of your teeth. The device comes in two different sizes, which the makers suggest should be suitable for most mouth sizes.

In the middle of the device sits a motor that utilizes sonic technology to clean teeth. The motor generates sonic vibrations that reportedly equate to around 25,000 strokes per minute, and bubble up the toothpaste mousse added before use so plaque stuck between teeth and the gum line can be effectively cleaned.

The product comes with its own proprietary toothpaste mousse, but the makers say the device is compatible with any commercially available kind of liquid toothpaste or mousse. A single charge offers 10 days of use, but an accompanying wireless charging dock can keep the device good for up to two months without plugging it into anything.

The waterproof device can be rinsed after use
The waterproof device can be rinsed after use

As with other similar products, Chiiz has been a smash hit on Kickstarter, massively exceeding its initial modest goal. The early bird prices run from US$69 to $79, with the more expensive kit offering more bottles of the toothpaste mousse. The company estimates it will begin shipping in September 2018, but considering the unexpected hurdles many similar products have faced that date may be overly ambitious.

Chiiz is a exciting idea, that's for sure, and much like the prior crowdfunding campaigns pushing similar products, we'd love to see someone finally pull this idea off. Whether this is the one that will actually deliver on its promise is something we'll reserve judgement on until it actually hits production and reaches the market though.

Take a look at the Chiiz in the video below.

Source: Kickstarter

CHIIZ: Toothbrush 4.0

4 comments
jd_dunerider
I don't see how that could clean all the crevices on the tops of your teeth, you know, the spots where sticky and chewy stuff gets stuck like glue. They should add bristles for a 3rd side of the teeth.
Trylon
No way this works as well as claimed. Bristles are too thick, won't reach below the gum line. Too flexible to conduct the ultrasonic vibrations, more likely to absorb them. I'd like to see a disinterested third party demonstrate this then use plaque disclosing tablets. I bet that mouth would be red all over. I also read somewhere once that it takes at least two minutes for fluoride to transfer from toothpaste to teeth, so trying to speed up the process won't work. Shortcuts usually mean some kind of sacrifice.
BrianK56
Don't forget to deactivate the gag reflex.
Jean Lamb
Some of us do not have a standard conformation of teeth or even mouth shape--will this work on the crooked ones? Or substitute for flossing?
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