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Brush & Rinse Toothbrush Brilliantly Simple

Brush & Rinse Toothbrush (Images courtesy Amron Experimental)
By Andrew Liszewski

Normally when we write about a toothbrush it’s a high-tech rechargeable wonder with built-in timers and vibrating plaque-busting features. The Brush & Rinse however has nothing like that but in my opinion is far more useful than even the most expensive brushes on the market. The back of the toothbrush’s head has been specially engineered so that it can effectively redirect water from a faucet to your mouth for easy rinsing. As the designers put it:

At this point, no one should be using disposable cups for rinsing after brushing. No one should have to wash a glass or cup everytime they rinse. No one should have to lap water from their hand. No one should be forced to slurp excess water from toothbrush bristles. Current methods of getting water into our mouths for rinsing after brushing are sloppy, create waste, and place unnecessary stress on our bodies. And, people love water fountains.

The Brush & Rinse toothbrush has a retail price of $3 but doesn’t actually appear to be available for sale on the Amron Experimental website. However you can buy 1 of 27 original working prototypes for only $1,750 each.

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  • Anonymous

    Not the best product dentalwise, since it is recommended NOT to rinse after brushing.

  • Darth

    This has to be a joke – it is completely retarded.

  • Fran

    yeah… or you use your hand like a normal person and continue to use the free toothbrush from the dentist.

  • http://www.singlegrain.com Sujan Patel

    I dont get it

  • Katie

    I think its pretty darn smart…

  • monkey

    pathethic.

  • Austin

    Yes, this is the most retarded thing i’ve ever seen.

  • monkey

    pathethic.

  • Emil

    This is in fact very smart. I wish them all the luck!

  • Skizmo

    eeeuh. .. do you really want a reply from me ??

  • http://www.tedcarnahan.com Ted

    “No one should have to lap water from their hand.” Why not? I don’t use throw away cups, I don’t have to wash a glass every few days, and it gets the job done.

    Additionally, using your hands undoubtably uses less water than this toothbrush does – just look at all that water going down the drain. In the long run, this is probably worse for the environment.

  • Anonymous

    Cups? What? Never heard of your hands?

  • http://www.collegeaccessprogram.com John Webber

    Wow. How hard is it to wash a cup?

  • Anonymous

    I think it’s a great idea

  • GoTed

    Yeah, what Ted said, what a waste of water.

  • Izzy’s Account

    I would’nt necessarily use it but i think its very smart, its original, any original thinking should be rewarded in this day and age

  • Colm

    what about just putting your mouth under the tap..?

  • Anonymous

    I always put my mouth under the tap. Very simple, no waste, very effective…

  • Anonymous

    I’m sure it’s some sort of spoon like device but if there’s some sort of a tube involved then that thing is going to get pretty nasty pretty fast.. :-P

  • Anonymous

    What a waste of water…

  • TLE

    just a water toy for kids….

  • dada

    Well, it is all retarded. I used my hands to hold the water so no need for cups or such toothbrush. I haven’t had a cup in the bathroom for so long and I can’t remember when I first started using my hands instead of a cup.

  • andrew

    What all of you are failing to realize is that cup goes IN YOUR MOUTH!!! yuck! talk about a breeding ground for bacteria, not to mention that you are going to be rinsing with backwashed toothpaste still trapped in the cup… and because of it’s “convient” water spout design if you do try to rinse the cup out you are going to spray water everywhere!!! for me I’m sticking to my hand.

  • http://informationrain.com/ Chris Papadopoulos

    This is definitely incredibly original, but I don’t know how useful it actually is.

    It would seem to be easier to cup your hands and bring water up to your mouth than leaning your mouth very close to the sink.

    Still, kudos to the designer for a very original concept.

  • http://fulgore.net Gary

    I dont like it

  • James McCancerford

    I can’t believe how much I hate this product. Anyone who likes this toothbrush OBVIOUSLY dropped out of college. Why can’t you just use your hand…? Or not rinse at all? I’m embarrassed to have even visited this site.

  • http://www.newalexandria.org Zak

    Ditto the waste of water vibe; think of how much goes down the drain for that much pressure.

  • Anonymous

    I’d use it.

  • Rocky

    I’d use it.

  • Anonymous

    The use of a toothbrush as a conduit to redirect water for rinsing…huh.

  • Anonymous

    Oral B should include this in all of their toothbrushes for the price of “oh I don’t know ,on the house”

  • Jack

    Thats going to cause a LOT of wet pants…

  • dave

    Awesome! This is really cool and I would definitely buy one! I love minimalistic design…

  • Meg

    EARTH SAYS ITS OK TO Use this toothbrush…just don’t flush every time you pee!

  • LetLive

    Id buy one and and prolly still use my hands, but thats awesome. its worth 3 bucks… its like a toothbrush water fountain…rad ass toothbrush.. bet u could make up sum fun drinking games with that thing..even tho ud prolly waste half the beer. but i think itd be worth it atleast a couple of times!

  • EllsworthT

    Very cool idea. I hate cluttering the bathroom counter with cups. I hope the design is such that it doesn’t spray water in various directions when I’m cleaning the bristles. (Sometimes I clean the toilet bowl with a toothbrush. If I use this brush, will it spray toilet water in my mouth?)

  • PG

    I want one !!

  • http://google Jake

    thats retarded get a sink with a hose and shot the water in your mouth and stop whinning about the normal metheds for getting water

  • Anonymous

    What was that someone said about “dentists recommend that you not rinse”?

    How on Earth are we supposed to not rinse? I’m extremely baffled… When I brush my teeth, I end up with a mouthful of foamy, slimy gunk that’s loaded with Flouride and other things that humans are ill-advised to consume in large quantities. If I remember correctly, the toothpaste containers even say “do not swallow” on them.

    So has something changed recently? Are we supposed to swallow that nasty stuff or something? I’m very confused now, as I’ve never heard such advice from any dentist.

  • Styubud

    It’s a case of solving a problem THAT DOESN’T EXIST!! Or could it be for people with no arms? In which case, what the heck are they worrying about toothbrushes for?
    This reminds me of an invention entered for BBC’s Dragons’ Den….the cucumber keep fresh device……until it was pointed out that you can just cut the end off at the cost of about 2 pence.
    Poor show – find some PROBLEMS to solve you morons.

  • amar

    you just use your hands, why do you even need a cup??

  • Anonymous

    looks like a pain in the ass to get enough water in your mouth to rinse

  • Kristen

    This definitely has a purpose. Take, for example, a person who has to take a pill every morning, like me (and lots of other women out there). If you brush your teeth and then use your hand, you then have to dry your hands, get the pill out, then use your hands again to cup the water for the pill. If you don’t dry your hands inbetween, the pill starts to disolve when you touch it.

    With this, you rinse using the brush, grab your pill, use brush again to swallow – much faster, and no chance of the icky tasting disolving pill in your mouth!

  • Anonymous

    I don’t know why everything thinks this is retarded.. it actually looks very useful. Having disposable cups around can be annoying sometimes, and using the same cup over and over can be, unhygienic. This solves both of those problems.

  • Anonymous

    it’s best not to rinse after brushing? right, and swallow a bit of fluoride and a pile of other chemicals 2x a day. you keep that one up buddy. enjoy the stomach cancer.

  • fyrspray

    *looks at toothpaste* really?? it’s recommended not to rinse? wow… so all these years I’ve been brushing wrongly…

  • orthoguy

    If you must rinse,rinse with a generic listerine with a flavor that you dont mind rinsing out.As far as the concept,it is highly dependant on the water pressure and abilities of the user to multitask.I believe it might sell but not receive much repeat business.

  • xtllm23@

    wow!!!!!! thats a thought.

  • jojo

    Look at all that water you waste by leaving the faucet on. What you save on cups you will spend on your water bill.

  • scott

    To all those who brush their teeth in the shower:

    Do you shower after every meal?

  • Anonymous

    In love with your own hand? Simply use the Brush & Rinse Toothbrush as a toothbrush and forget about the additional functionality that you just got for free – a small price to pay for dry hands.

  • Anonymous

    “Wow, what’s so hard about cleaning a non-disposable rinsing cup?”

    Forget about how often you actually clean your cup and how much water and soap you waste in doing so…

    What about the clutter of having a cup on your sink or counter ALL THE TIME. This definitley saves space….Great for travel too!

  • pauladriaenssens

    I always rinse with beer.

  • Anonymous

    Who uses water to rinse? That’s what mouthwash is for.

  • ass guy

    Yes great idea, but can you clean your ass with it??

  • Anonymous

    For all the people who ask why? because they can just use their hands. Why use a car when you can just use your feet? Why use a remote when you could get off your butt and change the channel? Why use the clicker on your key chain when you could just use the key in your hand already?
    This is just one more ‘fad’. It may catch on, it may not.

  • Alex

    Listen, obviously you can use your hands or a cup, but if you buy a toofbrush, why not have this built it?

    Personly, I think its awesome. A really cool novelty.

  • ….

    concidering 99% of all people leave the water running when they brus anyway, this causes no more harm than using your hands…

  • whitespace

    just bend over and drink from the tap dammit. you’re killing all the H20 here.

  • timbobby

    No one should have to lap water from their hand??? No wonder kids today are wussy overprotected little pansies who feel entitled to a pain- and obstacle-free life, with messages like that.

  • Anonymous

    Hahahaha, I could make a mini fountain out of that! *ermcough*
    I find it pointless for myself considering I just stick my head under the faucet, opening my mouth and getting water that way. No sweat really.
    And what’s wrong with cups? Should we stop drinking out of them or something? o_O puh!

  • mafme

    What’s so hard about riding a horse or walking wherever you need to go? Why bother with running water and plumbing when you can collect rain water and crap in a bucket? I don’t get why people buy tools when you can make everything you need from a bison corpse.

    Anyway, for the “running water” criticism, do you fill your hand up and shut the water off before getting the water to your hands? Are your hands fat enough to seal perfectly or do they leak a little?

  • Anonymous

    wow

  • Anonymous

    Well apparently you’re supposed to just spit, not rinse, or you wash out the fluoride.

  • J Devon M

    wankers. Why do you want to argue. If you dont like it, GTFO!

  • http://www.faucetdepot.com FaucetDepot

    Simple but clever. No need to redesign the faucet. Just fix the toothbrush!

  • http://www.faucetdepot.com FaucetDepot

    Simple but clever. No need to redesign the faucet. Just fix the toothbrush!

  • useddiggerderrick

    haha that is a good idea but who would pay over 1,000 dollars for it. I think i will wait until its put on the market.

  • bgrigg

    Or, you could just drink from the tap. It’s not that hard to do.