No need to present Y-Brush, the Made in France toothbrush effective in just 10 seconds. But how is it made? How is its patented technology unique? What components are used? We tell you everything.
In writing, we like to test and break down the latest high-tech news. After having spoken several times about Y-Brush and its promise of accelerated tooth brushing, we therefore wanted to “skin” this new generation French toothbrush in order to see precisely what it has in the belly, or rather what you have in your mouth when you use it.
Sonic vibrations, nylon bristles and lithium battery: bests in the dental field
At first glance, the design of Y-Brush is similar to that of a classic electric toothbrush: a shareable handle, an individual clip-on brush head and different brushing options. With the difference that the brush here is larger and above all shaped like a “Y” or sports mouthguard. But we will come back to this point later because it is first of all on the handle that our “auscultation” focuses.
The triangular housing of the Y-Brush notably contains a motor that generates specific vibrations and the battery. We asked the brand why they chose such a clean design for the neck and here is their feedback: “ We tested many designs before validating this one. It may seem a little simple but it actually has a thoughtful shape for optimal grip for adults (1-handed) and children (2-handed). »Specifies Benjamin COHEN, CEO of Y-Brush. Their toothbrush can be used by adults as well as by children from 4 years old and the company has been working with hospitals since its inception through another range.
In short, technologically, Y-Brush uses sonic vibrations. We find the same thing on the most recent models of electric toothbrushes. Unlike rotary tilt and turn, sonic vibrations are faster – around 25,000 vibrations per minute – and thus help loosen dental plaque. It is possible to choose between different levels of vibration intensity by pressing the central button on the handle one or more times. The modes currently available are as follows:
- Soft mode = one LED illuminated, 15 seconds of brushing per arch;
- Standard mode = two illuminated LEDs, 10 seconds brushing per arch;
- Intensive mode = three illuminated LEDs, 5 seconds of brushing per arch.
The handle also contains a lithium-ion battery with a capacity of 300 mAh. It recharges every 2 or 3 months depending on use. A real plus in comparison to conventional electric toothbrushes for which it generally takes a recharge every 7 to 15 days.
Now let’s go to the brush, this famous Y which is a little scary at first. Yes, we also wondered how we were going to be able to fit this brush in our mouth during our first test at CES 2020 (internal article link). However, this shape is precisely what makes the Y-Brush unique. It makes it possible to encompass, and therefore to clean, all the teeth of the same arch at once. Hence the passage of two minutes of tooth brushing only 10 seconds without loss of efficiency.
The brush thus consists of a flexible and supple base, which both facilitates its entry into the mouth and allows it to be adapted to different jaws. It is lined with 35,000 nylon filaments of flexible hardness, inclined at 45 ° so as to clean teeth, gingival folds and to massage part of the gum tissue. According to the brand, nylon is to date the only material that really removes dental plaque.
This is also what we find on most toothbrushes currently sold in the market. We have contacted a number of dentists who confirm this point. ” You can find products that promise accelerated and / or simultaneous brushing for a few tens of euros in dropshipping but they have nothing to do with Y-Brush. They use silicone, which has no efficacy against dental plaque, as demonstrated various scientific studies. We spent more than 3 years in research and development, working together with dentists, before succeeding in creating the Y-Brush technology to be truly effective and safe. Our product is truly unique and protected by several patents »Adds Benjamin COHEN.
Made in France production with certified “medical” materials
A priori, there is nothing to discuss on this point. But what about the materials used by Y-Brush? After all, it is still an oral hygiene product that should normally enter our mouth twice a day minimum …
The brush is made from a certified medical material. It therefore does not represent any danger for the human body. Note that this is not always the case, some toothbrush manufacturers still use non-certified materials. The handle also complies with electronic standards in a humid environment and obviously splash-proof.
The Y-Brush is also a Made in France product. It is manufactured in the workshops of the eponymous company thanks to a production team, which alone has around ten people. The sleeves are assembled by an establishment and work assistance service (ESAT). ” Our product is there to improve oral health, we cannot compromise on the quality. This is a point on which we are extremely vigilant and this is why we keep the most sensitive stages of production internally. Our company is however committed to social integration and the shortest possible circuits in order to minimize our impact on the environment. »Concludes the CEO of Y-Brush.
An effective health product, exemplary in terms of technology and therefore with a human dimension. All is said.
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Source: Journal du Geek by www.journaldugeek.com.
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