5.1.2015 Delivery times - why does it take so long??!
It took us many months longer than expected to reach acceptable design+manufacturing speeds. We had to create sophisticated design/tailoring-software to accomplish this. As of January 2015 we are finally able to increase design+manufacturing speeds every day.
How long does it take to rinse/clean the Blizzident?
It takes just 2 seconds. Because there is such a dense bristle field, the dirt stays around the bristle tips. Just rinse under warm water (just like your ordinary toothbrush). You can additionally swipe with the thumb over the bristletips once.Additionally we recommend cleaning in a bath with antiseptic mouthwash (e.g. "Listerine") from time to time (ca. every 4 months).
How long does the Blizzident last?
The bristles last 1 year - a replacement toothbrush costs 49.- $/€ (in a pack of 3). We recommend cleaning or replacing it after 4-6 months.
What are the economics of using the Blizzident?
Blizzident saves users ca. $900.-per year, on average.
Blizzident saves the average user dental costs of $524.- per year, because perfectly clean teeth are normally always healthy. Average yearly dental cost currently is $644 in the US (on top of health insurance). Yearly Blizzident cost over a time of 10 years is ca. $120.- per year ($644 - $120 = $524.-). And the time savings of ca. 50 hours lead to an additional cost benefit of ca. 50*$8.- = $400.- per year.
How is toothpaste applied to the Blizzident?
You put a drop of toothpaste onto your tongue and move it over your upper teeth - the fluid toothpaste will additionally flow over your lower teeth automatically now.
Doesn't the fluoride in the toothpaste take 2 minutes to be effective?
After brushing, the fluoride-containing fluid surrounding your teeth needs time to bond with the tooth-enamel, and it needs much longer than just 3 minutes to do so. It is not "massaged-in" with a brush.
Scientific studies show: if you wash your mouth extensively after brushing, then the caries-reducing effect of the fluoride goes to zero, even if you had brushed for 3 minutes before.
The main rule is: do not wash your mouth excessively after brushing. Its better to just spit out the toothpaste, or only wash with very little water, to give the fluoride enough time to develop its positive effect on the tooth surfaces.
Are the bristles soft or medium or hard?
Because the bristles are so very well targeted to the surfaces to be cleaned, we can use soft, ultrafine bristles. They reach all surfaces while optimally protecting gums and tooth enamel.
Can children use the Blizzident too?
Until the end of puberty (until age 21) the body is still growing. This means the Blizzident has to be updated/modified with fresh impression/scan data on a yearly base until the age of 21. The price of an updated/modified Blizzident is Euro / US$ 199.-
In the simulation video, the maxilla (upper jaw) is moving as well - that is not possible!
It was easier (less computation intensive) for us to simulate it like that. But the real bristle-tip movements on your teeth are very similar, if not identical to the simulation video. When you watch someone biting, it really looks like the maxilla/upper jaw would move as well. In reality, your lower jaw is moving the Blizzident up towards your upper teeth, while biting, which leads to the same effect. Likewise, moving your lower jaw to the right/left (when grinding) moves the Blizzident to the left/right side of your upper jaw at the same time (like the upper jaw was moving). And it is the same for forwards/backwards movements as well.
Aren't we told to "brush away from the gums"?
If you only "brush away from the gums" (or "from red to white"), then nothing is cleaned under the gumline. But it is extremely important to clean under the gumline everywhere. And this can only be done by makig a vibrating up-and down movement, while the bristles point to your gumline in a 45 degree angle. This is called the "Bass"-brushingtechnique, the best of all techniques. This is what happens when you quickly bite and release the Blizzident about 15 times. Many Blizzident-bristles reach underneath the gumline (into the "gingival sulcus") in this way, to clean there. Blizzident bristles are even especially ultrafine and tapered to better accomplish this.
What is really meant by "away from the gums/red to white", is only the last movement, to wipe the released plaque/dirt away from the gumline in the direction of the top of the teeth. This is the "Modified" part of the "Modified Bass-" brushingtechnique. And this is what happens when you open your jaws, before taking the Blizzident out of your mouth.
Aren't we told to "massage the gums"?
Gums are in danger to get hurt, when you brush them. Brushes are only for toothsurfaces, and to reach under the gumline. The Blizzident reaches just a small stripe of the gums, for proper cleaning under the gumline.
Why "6 seconds"?
An average mouth has 28-32 teeth, and there are very very many different places, which have to be cleaned, holding and moving conventional toothbrushes in specific angles. On average, all these different places have to be "scrubbed" for 4.8 seconds, to reach a complete cleaning time of 180 seconds (3 minutes - recommended for manual toothbrushes). The Blizzident cleans all teeth and places at the same time, in parallel. So it is 4.8 seconds. Many even say, 2 minutes was enough with manual toothbrushes. Then it would even be less time with the Blizzident! We ourselves always clean for ca. 10 seconds. That equals ca. 5 minutes brushing time - a scientific study showed this was the optimum value (but nobody tells you, maybe because nobody would do it anyway - the statistical average is just 47 seconds). (By the way, it has never been our intention to cut down brushing time. It is just a nice amazing side-effect of the Blizzident concept of brushing everywhere).
Does it have an FDA approval?
We have an FDA approval for our materials and production process - the high-tech materials we are using have a USP Class VI approval, meaning they can even be used for medical devices, and can even be implanted. Class VI Certification Regulatory Information Sheet
What if some tooth has been modified after first receiving a Blizzident?
Just send us a new impression. You receive a modified Blizzident at a price of Euro / US$ 199.-
What about clinical studies?
Clinical studies will be published soon, showing the same dramatic improvements in plaque-removal and overall oral hygiene that our inhouse testing and usage by our first customers have already been showing.
What are the main Blizzident advantages over all other toothbrushes?
Perfect toothbrushing is as easy as biting and chewing now - everybody can do it already, automatically, and user errors are eliminated
Always all places are cleaned, with not the slightest exception
Your teeth are always cleaned with perfectly applied Bass-technique
Bristle pressures are always at an optimum - meaning optimum plaque removal and optimum protection of gums and tooth surfaces
Only the to-be-cleaned surfaces are cleaned and nothing else - perfectly protecting your gums.
No bad breath anymore, thanks to your teeth and tongue being always perfectly cleaned automatically
Flossing is really easy now
Brushing just 4 seconds longer with the Blizzident equals ca. 3 additional minutes brushing with your hand (and 2 minutes with your electric toothbrush). 10 Blizzident-seconds equal ca. 6 minutes brushing by hand.
Toothbrushing time is just ca. 6 seconds. Conventional brushing and flossing takes ca. 10 minutes per day. Blizzident brushing and flossing takes just about one minute per day. Thus you save about 50 hours per year - that's more than a working week!
Toothbrushing errors are impossible now - for children too
Perfect toothbrushing is so easy now - it is real fun
No powerconsumption, no batteries, no noise from electromotors, nothing that can break
100% recyclable (made 100% from biocompatible plastics)
Why are only 20-60% of dirt and plaque removed from teeth through normal toothbrushing?
Because people must use a difficult to learn tooth-brushing- and flossing-technique on every single tooth and between all teeth. Most people don’t apply it correctly.
Because people had to clean for 10-12 minutes minutes every day (2-3 minutes brushing twice. Plus 6 minutes flossing once.). But on average, people only brush for 47 seconds every time.
Because flossing is even more difficult and timeconsuming than brushing and therefor people rarely floss.
Because manual and electric brushes only remove up to 70% of all dirt and plaque (and only under ideal circumstances).
How can the Blizzident brush perfectly through just biting and grinding?
Dentists recommend moving/jiggling the (manual) toothbrush up- and downwards, while the bristles are in a 45-degree angle on the tooth surface, pointing to the gumline
All Blizzident-bristles are standing in a 45-degree angle on the tooth surfaces, and to the gumline.
Biting/jiggling in the brush produces the perfect up- and down-movement of the bristles on all tooth-surfaces at the same time
6 Blizzident-seconds equal 3 minutes manual brushing (because all teeth are brushed in parallel, at the same time)
Blizzident can even automatically floss while brushing