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If you are someone who must have a cup of coffee before doing anything else in the morning, soon you might be able to get your shot of caffeine at the bathroom sink. Colgate-Palmolive has recently filed a patent application for a toothbrush that can deliver a dose of chemicals like caffeine to the user with every brush.

Not only could you get a toothbrush that would give you caffeine while you brush, but the company is also thinking of developing other toothbrushes that would “invoke a sensory response” during use, such as:

  • Flavors like apple and lemon

  • Pain killers that could help babies with teething

  • Appetite suppressants to help with weight loss

  • Cooling sensation

  • Capsaicin that would give a warm massage

Illustrations of the toothbrush show speciality-shaped patches on the back of the toothbrush head that would show the type of chemical or medicine the toothbrush contains, such as a snowflake for the cooling sensation or a flame for the warm massage.The toothbrushes would last for about three months, like any other toothbrush, and then you would purchase a new one.

While we wait to see if this toothbrush will make an appearance, don’t forget to brush your teeth twice a day, floss daily and visit your dentist for a bi-annual dental checkup.

To make an appointment for your next dental cleaning, contact the Lakeway Center for Cosmetic and Family Dentistry today.