New ultrasound toothbrush could revolutionize oral hygiene
More than 75 percent of American adults have some form of gum disease – but the condition is completely preventable.
Peer Blumenschein, CEO of Emmi-Tech, Inc., recently spoke with Fox News Health about a new technology that is changing the way we brush our teeth – the Emmi-Dent Ultrasonic Toothbrush.
"[It's] a new device in the United States," Blumenschein said, "…and it's the first toothbrush which runs 100 percent on ultrasound, so the ultrasound cleans. You do not have to brush – so it's a 'no brushing' toothbrush."
The toothbrush – modeled after the average dental teeth cleaning - uses devices with ultrasonic power to break down tartar. But unlike conventional cleanings, the Emmi-Dent brush utilizes microwaves with significantly less power.
"[It's] just enough to kill the bacteria in your mouth – in your gums, on the teeth – so that you don't destroy the teeth or the enamel and basically don't harm your oral system," Blumenschein said.