How about replacing your favorite brand of toothpaste with some solar-powered chemical reaction that leaves your teeth sparkling white and healthy too? Researchers have designed a toothbrush that cleans your teeth by creating a solar-powered chemical reaction in the mouth. The first model has been designed by Dr. Kunio Komiyama, a dentistry professor emeritus at the University of Saskatchewan.
Komiyama and his colleague Dr.Gerry Uswak are now looking at giving it a test and have called for recruits to test their newest model christened the Soladey-J3X. Made at the Shiken company of Japan will be put to test when as many as 120 teenagers volunteer to try the new innovation.
The Soladey-J3X comes with a solar panel at its base. This panel transmits electrons to the top of the toothbrush through a lead wire. The electrons react with acid in the mouth, creating a chemical reaction that breaks down plaque and kills bacteria. The most significant feature about the new toothbrush is that it needs no toothpaste. It also can run with about the same amount of light as needed by a solar-powered calculator.
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