The Electric Toothbrush’s History
For the early inventions, it was not surprising that the first electric toothbrush was dangerous to use. Unlike the beautiful rechargeable models we bought today from brands like Oral-B and Phillips, the car works on line voltage. This means it must be connected directly to the wall outlet when used in the bathroom.
This is the origin of the electric toothbrush, although it is a bit dangerous, but it is very inconspicuous. Join us to explore all the weird and cumbersome breeds we have today before the fashion model. It all started in Switzerland in 1954.
The first electric toothbrush invented by Dr. Woog (1954)
In the 1880s, an Englishman began advertising advertising for electric toothbrushes and toothbrushes in the United States, promising that they would help solve various health and health problems. But his quack medical products don't have any electricity. He just inserted the magnetizer into the handle.
Dr. Wuge was acclaimed for inventing the first true electric toothbrush. In hindsight, this is far from the later inventions, but it is a beginning and, most importantly, it lays the foundation for future electric toothbrush design and technology.This toothbrush was made in Switzerland and later produced in France under the Broxodent brand. It is not actually designed for the average consumer. It is designed for patients with reduced mobility and orthodontics.
However, when Edward Squibb brought the invention to the United States in 1959, it has begun to be popular with a variety of customers. In the United States, it is sold under the name Broxo-Dent or Broxodent.Despite the design of the first electric car, it has a serious flaw and is ultimately doomed to its obscurity. It uses the line voltage and must therefore be connected to a power outlet whenever someone needs to use it.This is neither convenient nor dangerous.
GENERAL ELECTRIC's first cordless electric toothbrush (1961)
In 1961, the first cordless electric toothbrush was introduced. It was made by General Electric, which called their invention an automatic toothbrush. Unlike Dr. Woog's model, this model does not need to be connected to a wall socket. This level of convenience has contributed to the prosperity of the electric toothbrush market to some extent.
This does not mean that GE's products are very good. This is still an early invention, with many shortcomings, and it was later invented as it became unwelcome for a better toothbrush.Its biggest weakness is battery power. Today, most electric toothbrushes use lithium-ion batteries, which can store large amounts of electrical energy, have a long life, and lack memory effects, while memory effects can cause battery power to decrease over time.
The universal toothbrush uses a nickel-cadmium (NiCad) battery, which is bulky and has a short life. In fact, the toothbrush is mostly on the charging base, which does not help (it makes the battery run out faster).There are also scale issues. The battery makes the toothbrush very large, as big as two battery flashlights. Imagine brushing your teeth with a big, heavy thing.
ROBERT BOCK (1992)'s first ultrasonic electric toothbrush
In 1992, Robert T. Bock applied for a patent for the technology. Originally sold under the Ultima brand, the toothbrush was later renamed Ultrasonex and is part of Sonex.
Remember Broxodent? The first electric toothbrush in the US? By the 1990s, the danger of using line voltages in bathrooms had become apparent. New safety standards advocate safer measures such as the use of step-down transformers to reduce voltage.Broxodent quickly lost a small amount of market share, as consumers began to fall in love with small cordless phone products flooding the market.
Today's electric toothbrush
Technology, especially battery technology, makes modern electric toothbrushes smaller, stronger, and more effective in cleaning teeth. The charging base design from General Electric has been very popular. It is a good thing that the lithium-ion battery will not be damaged for a long time.
There are many options on the market today, from basic vibrating toothbrushes to high-end vibrating rotating electric toothbrushes. Brands like Oral-B even offer smart toothbrushes with Bluetooth connectivity and cameras.
This is what we are going to talk about, quickly summarizing the three most important first times of electric toothbrush technology, which is the origin of modern electric toothbrushes.