ToothShower, which launched on Kickstarter on Oct. 17, has raised more than $82,000
Posted: November 9, 2017
Edited by Dentaltown staff
COLLEGEVILLE, Pa.—ToothShower, an oral care solution for the shower created by a dental hygienist, launched its first Kickstarter campaign on Oct. 17.
ToothShower met its $25,000 goal in the first 28 hours and has now raised more than $82,000. The campaign ends on Nov. 30 and relaunches on Indiegogo in December.
"If you hate to floss, you're not alone," says ToothShower inventor Lisa Guenst. "As a dental hygienist for 25 years, I saw many patients who hated to floss, some who would forget, and others just thought it was too cumbersome. I created ToothShower to provide a practical solution that people would use. We are very excited by how much support ToothShower has received through the campaign."
Using the water from the shower, ToothShower cleans 100 percent of teeth surfaces, as compared to 60 percent with average brushing. ToothShower also offers three kinds of cleaning in one care solution. Along with a base that attaches to the shower wall, there are three different attachments including a dual-headed toothbrush, an irrigating tip and a gum massager. The dual-headed toothbrush hits the front, back and sides of teeth and the irrigating tip flushes water between teeth. ToothShower works especially well for braces to pinpoint spots that a toothbrush can't reach. The gum massager works with seven jets of water to stimulate important blood flow in the gums, which is a huge part of preventing, and even healing, gum disease.
The product requires a one-time installation. Users attach the wall plate with the waterproof adhesive, lock the console onto the plate, attach the valve to the showerhead and connect the ToothShower to the valve. The user can control both the water pressure and the temperature to their comfort.
For more information, visit toothshower.com.