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Floss Your Teeth In Seconds With This Crazy New Mouth Guard Flosser

If you’re not a fan of flossing, but understand its importance after daily meals, the Blizzident might be your new best friend, as it is a mouth guard that flosses all your teeth at the same time, and does it in seconds.

One of the most tedious and hardest things to consistently keep up with in your daily routine is flossing. Your dentist will always tell you that daily flossing will make your life easier, and if you’re like me, you nod your head, say “got it,” eat a tub of popcorn and never touch a thread of floss.

The Blizzident seems to take the tedious part away, as it is tailored to your teeth so you can just stick it in your mouth, make a chewing motion for a couple of seconds, rinse it off and get on with your day.

The flossing process sounds easy enough, but there is a bit of work involved before you actually buy the device. In order for it to perfectly fit in your mouth and between your teeth, you have to get a 3D scan of your teeth first. It is not a service that Blizzident provides, and you’d have to find a dentist that offers a 3D scan service, then send it to Blizzident.

They do have a list of dentists who take 3D impressions, but it’s not a very long one.

One more thing that may, or may not be a deal breaker, is the price point. At $199, plus shipping, regular old floss is definitely cheaper. The floss rolls on the Blizzident last for 500 uses before needing to be replaced, though.

This isn’t the first Blizzident device, however, as they introduced their toothbrush version years ago, which also required a 3D model of your teeth, and thereafter brushed them in seconds.

If this could make my dentist visits a little less painful, I might just go for it. While the price isn’t super friendly, at least it isn’t absurd. Will this be the thing that finally gets us flossing? Maybe.

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Hit-Or-Miss

New York Dentists Now Offering Wine to Help You Hate Them Less

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Everyone, at the dentist office: “Whine whine whine whine whine whi — wine? — WINE.”

In Manhattan, some forward-thinking dental practitioners have decided to catch clients with honey instead of scary drills. And by honey, we mean alcohol, of course. According to New York news blog DNAinfo, several dentistries have been offering patients wine in their waiting rooms to help “take the edge off,” say patients

At places like Park South Dentistry, visiting the dentist has become more like a day at the spa, with “cozy blankets,” and “warm scented towels” provided, in addition to bottles of red and white wines laid out in waiting rooms for patients to pour “at their leisure.”

“It’s an extra something that helps you dread the dentist a little less,” said a patient at another luxe dentistry Marini and Manci, DMD, “I don’t know why more places don’t do it, quite frankly.”

Part of the reason may be that it’s technically illegal, as none of the offices have been officially licensed by the New York State Liquor Authority.

That said, we can think of at least a couple more places that might be improved by at least a few glasses of bubbly (DMVS, post offices, jury duty . . .).

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3D-Printed Toothbrush Brushes Your Teeth In 6 Seconds Flat

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If sparing a minute or two to clean those pearly whites isn’t in the cards, there’s Blizzident –the extra fast brushing device.

This 3D custom model of users’ mouths is fit with hundreds of tiny bristles, about 10 times more than an everyday toothbrush. Blizzident also has a floss holder and small holes to thread it through, allowing for simultaneous brushing + flossing action. And — last but not least — the tongue-scraping feature ensures minty fresh breathe post use. The best part? All you have to do is gently bite and grind your teeth for 6 seconds to achieve the same results as you would brushing 3 minutes normally.

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Blizzident should be replaced just once a year, because if you think about it, you’d only be using it for a few minutes in total every 365 days. Although, it’ll set you back three bills, so maybe your good ol’ toothbrush will do for now.

Blizzident teeth-cleaner, $299 @Blizzident

H/T QZ + Picthx Blizzident

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FOODBEAST

This Week In Pictures [06/03/2011]

Another week, couple more pounds gained and few more birthdays celebrated. Memorial Day Weekend really cut into our work week (I know, wahhh wahhh), so this will be a short one. Enjoy:

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