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Handless Toothbrush

keep your hands free to do other things while brushing your teeth
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I'm basically envisioning somekind of mouthpiece -- maybe similar to the flexible plastic ones that athletes use -- which is chock-full-o bristles. Once you put in your bristled mouth piece (can have one for the upper teeth, one for the lower teeth, or one that does both at once), you simply bite down and move around your jaw to scrub your teeth clean -- leaving your hands free to do...whatever else you'd want to do while brushing your teeth.
JT, Feb 19 2001

yet2.com: Similar proposal http://technology.yet2.com/tp0006259.html
Focused on reducing human error rather than hands-free. Available for sale or license. [jutta, Feb 19 2001]

Half-baked http://www.halfbake...tongue_20toothbrush
Similar idea, but tongue powered [mwburden, Jun 11 2002, last modified Oct 04 2004]

...aaand fully baked. http://www.bbc.co.u...technology-24362939
I hope somebody cut [JT] a cheque. [2 fries shy of a happy meal, Oct 03 2013]

Half baked again whole_20mouth_20electric_20toothbrush
[Voice, Oct 05 2013]

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       You're supposed to brush your teeth for *two* minutes, I think. That's enough time to read a halfbakery item!   

       (Of course, there's no reason I couldn't read stuff while brushing with a normal toothbrush, assuming the stuff were projected on my bathroom wall or something.)
wiml, Feb 20 2001
  

       People with dentures have already cracked this problem.
DrBob, Feb 20 2001
  

       This is baked, believe it or not... I found a website about it when I was looking to prove that the toothpaste in the handle idea was baked. It was exactly as you describe.
pnewp, Feb 22 2001
  

       Design in bite drive, scatterbanding of the torque produced to the whole appliance, and a cool 30-mule-team whip crack sound effect and then I'll want one.
reensure, Feb 26 2001
  

       If you can do it at the same time as something else, that's 2 more minutes in bed. I already walk round the house doing stuff while brushing my teeth, so this would give me 2 hands free to do stuff. Yay!
pottedstu, Jun 11 2002
  

       I usually find wandering out to the kitchen to listen to the radio while brushing provides distraction enough.   

       Reading while brushing is quite doable, too, as long as the book's not too bulky.   

       steveJ: sitting should solve any sympathetic-vibration problem...
JKew, Jun 11 2002
  

       One of the girls in Britanny Spears new video had one of these. I think that is what it was. It was strapped to her head, which makes sense leverage wise.
bungston, Oct 05 2013
  

       I keep reading this as "Hairless Toothbrush"...
FlyingToaster, Oct 05 2013
  
      
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