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Dental startup for straightening teeth

We never cease to be amazed at the innovations all fields experience with technology.  Candid, a dental startup, offers FDA-approved aligners for patients who need mild orthodontic work.

Candid sends a kit to take impression of teeth at home so the patient never sees an orthodontist. When the impression is sent in, the impressions are reviewed by an orthodontist to determine if Candid can meet the need.

If the 3D model looks good, Candid makes the aligner and ships it back to the patient.

It’s definitely an interesting concept and one to watch!

Antibacterial Silicone Toothbrushes

IMAGE: COURTESY OF BOIE FACEBOOK
IMAGE: COURTESY OF BOIE FACEBOOK

Two brands recently came out with silicone toothbrushes that have antibacterial properties and bristles that are gentle on the teeth.  Since the silicone bristles are nonporous, they carry less bacteria than the standard toothbrush.  And softer bristles are needed by people who tend to brush too hard.

Professionals say there is still more research needed on how well they remove plaque since that’s as important as removing bacteria.

We agree with the experts in the article that an electric toothbrush is generally the best way to go for most people.  But because this is more ergonomic than most toothbrushes, it could be a good option for people who have difficulty holding a brush.