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A Cheap $6 Toothbrush With a Display That Reminds You To Replace It

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Our dentists constantly remind us to replace our toothbrushes every 90 days so they’re most effective at battling plaque, but how often do we really remember to do that? To make it easier, Brush Buddies has created the 90 Day Brush featuring a timer and built-in LCD display that reminds users exactly when it’s time to get a new one. And at just six bucks, it’s as cheap as other disposable brushes.

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To maximize the brush’s display’s usefulness, in addition to counting down the days until it’s time for a new one it also provides useful oral hygiene tips and reminders.

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And once the 90-day timer has expired, the display will switch to daily messages like “Ewww this brush is gross” that attempt to shame you into finally tossing it out and buying a new one.

There’s no word on whether or not the brush can be recycled, which is a little unfortunate, especially on Earth Day. But if you don’t feel guilty about just tossing it along with the embedded electronics and batteries that make it work, six bucks for a toothbrush that can genuinely improve your oral hygiene routine is a steal. [Brush Buddies]

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I’m not sure how $6 is cheap - I think I buy a 6 pack of brushes for that price.

And more importantly, why the hell not incorporate a replaceable head with an integrated battery (in the head, maybe extending down into the display/handle)? Then you wouldn’t have to throw away an entire display after a few months use. You’d just need some sort of gasket to keep water away from the contacts.