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iBrush 365 puts a new spin on electric toothbrushes

iBrush 365 puts a new spin on ...
iBrands claims that the iBrush 365 is able to reduce gums receding and bleeding, improving gum health within two weeks
iBrands claims that the iBrush 365 is able to reduce gums receding and bleeding, improving gum health within two weeks
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The iBrush 365 has buttons to start and stop the brush-head spinning, to choose the setting and to change the direction of spin
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The iBrush 365 has buttons to start and stop the brush-head spinning, to choose the setting and to change the direction of spin
The iBrush 365 is provided with brush-heads, a charger, a dock and a travel case
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The iBrush 365 is provided with brush-heads, a charger, a dock and a travel case
The iBrush 365 can be charged via a Micro USB cable
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The iBrush 365 can be charged via a Micro USB cable
The iBrush 365 can be charged via a wall plug
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The iBrush 365 can be charged via a wall plug
The iBrush is powered by a rechargeable li-ion battery, which is said to last for more than six weeks when brushing for one minute twice daily
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The iBrush is powered by a rechargeable li-ion battery, which is said to last for more than six weeks when brushing for one minute twice daily
iBrands claims that the iBrush 365 is able to reduce gums receding and bleeding, improving gum health within two weeks
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iBrands claims that the iBrush 365 is able to reduce gums receding and bleeding, improving gum health within two weeks

There are lots of different types of electric toothbrush, but pretty much all of them oscillate or vibrate in one way or another. The new iBrush 365, however, takes a different approach. Its circular brush-head spins, allowing users to brush from the gums towards the teeth.

US-based iBrands Technologies, which is behind the iBrush 365, cites dental health advice that says brushing in such a way is better for gum health. The vast majority of guidance we've found suggests brushing in either up-and-down or circular motions, but some sources do advise brushing away from the gums.

iBrands claims that, as a result of its design, the iBrush 365 is able to reduce the propensity for gums receding and bleeding, improving gum health within two weeks. In addition, the firm says it is able to remove more plaque from hard-to-reach places than any other toothbrush, and to remove up to 99 percent more staining than a manual toothbrush.

The design comprises a brush-head made up of 11 to 13 discs of bristles, each with 1,200 micro bristles. This gives the brush-head around 13,200 to 15,600 micro bristles in total, compared to the stated 2,500 of a manual brush, and it spins at 200-400 rpm. iBrands says that, as a result, the iBrush 365 provides a soft but thorough brushing. It can also be used for brushing cheeks and tongues.

The iBrush is powered by a rechargeable li-ion battery, which is said to last for more than six weeks when brushing for one minute twice daily
The iBrush is powered by a rechargeable li-ion battery, which is said to last for more than six weeks when brushing for one minute twice daily

One thing to note is that some dental advice suggests taking the time to angle the bristles of a toothbrush into the seams between the gums and the teeth and gently moving the brush, the aim of which being to clean underneath gums. With its circular shape spinning away from the gums, the iBrush 365 design may be less effective at this.

The brush has buttons to start and stop the brush-head spinning, to choose the setting and to change the direction of spin. It has settings for everyday cleaning, for massaging the gums, for polishing teeth, for gentle teeth and gum cleaning and for removing stains.

The iBrush 365 can be charged via a Micro USB cable
The iBrush 365 can be charged via a Micro USB cable

The iBrush 365 is powered by a rechargeable lithium-ion battery, which is said to last for more than six weeks when brushing for one minute twice daily, as recommended. It can be charged via a wall plug or using a Micro USB cable, making it easy to charge when traveling, and iBrands says the battery can be charged up to 500 times, giving it a 57-year lifespan. Replacement bristles will be available at an online store, with users recommended to replace then every three months.

A Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign is ongoing for the iBrush 365. At the time of writing, pledges for one of the brushes start at US$50. Assuming all goes to plan with the roll-out, shipping is expected from June. Backers receive an iBrush 365, brush-heads, a charger, a dock and a travel case.

The video below is the Kickstarter pitch for the iBrush 365 and provides an introduction to the device.

Sources: iBrush 365, Kickstarter

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6 comments
oldguy
I guess you just have to wash your mirror every morning and evening
Artu
Yes, exactly, what a mess... if this is a serious product proposal they could solve that with a small soft silicone shield around about half of the circular brush..
xs400
Wouldn't it be better if it rotated like an orbital polisher?
JonGreene
Great! Except it won't clean UNDERNEATH your gums... and/or won't do a very good job near your gums due to its angle of rotation... so how is this better than a manual toothbrush, again? This toothbrush wouldn't even make it on the TV show Sharktank.
Nicolas Zart
It's a great start of an idea. Many of us who started using electric tooth brushes two decades ago have receding gum lines. Yes, you need to clean under the gum line, but most f the time, the action should be away from the gum to the end of the tooth. I went back to manual tooth brushes. Might have to wait a while longer till someone gives us something that works better than what we have now.
LaurenElizabethClement
Used it once. Gouged flesh out of the inside of my cheeks on both sides. Took a week to heal. Now I know why every tooth brush ever made has a smooth, hard surface opposite the bristles. The iBrush 365 design is dangerous.