In recent years Dyson has gone from a company specialising in vacuums to a jack of all trades producing bladeless fans, hair driers and innovative lighting.
Now, according to patent papers submitted by the company to the Intellectual Property Office, Sir James Dyson’s iconic brand looks like it’s sinking its teeth into another new frontier – teeth.
We couldn’t be more excited.
Dyson’s plans for an advanced electric toothbrush use small, powerful jets of water hidden within its bristles to scrub clean the gaps between teeth.
Reportedly the new toothbrush could even be used without bristles as a dental floss system, by firing a series of bursts of liquid at gaps between teeth.
The patents said the toothbrush will feature a small spherical reservoir in between the handle and the brush which can be filled from the tap, or possibly even with toothpaste, with enough stored for three long bursts or many short ones.
The bursts of water will reportedly be able to occur automatically either using a light sensor or a motion detection camera to know when it is aiming between teeth, but there will also be a manual mode.
As well as the jets, the head of the brush pivots to help clean, being able to reach 6,000 revolutions per minute.
The Evening Standard contacted the company about the patent findings, but they were tight-lipped about the idea.
“So far this year Dyson has filed over 450 different patents,” said a Dyson spokeswoman. “We never comment on technology we may or may not be developing.”
If released, it seems likely the super-toothbrush would be sold at the high end of the price range due to its technological advancement, like other Dyson products. Dyson’s Supersonic hair dryer costs £300 from their website, for example, while their desk fans are £250.
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