An invention idea by Henry Hughes, age 12, made in prototype form by Brian Degger.
Henry wrote, “You put the toothpaste inside the hatch and when you push the button it presses the toothpaste up the tube and onto the brush. i think people who are in a rush will use it.”
Henry met with maker Brian and discussed his idea in more detail.
“The idea was a toothbrush with built in toothpaste. During the client meeting we talked about how it should feel. Not too bulky. One idea was to use the pump type toothpaste dispenser.
However, I struggled to see how to get it to the toothbrush and still be functional. The solution suggested itself as using a syringe fitted into the bottom of a electric toothbrush that had its innards removed, and a liquid path made by drilling through the centre of toothbrush neck and a few holes to let it out in the bristles.
This result is a toothbrush that is usable, and self-toothpastable (a new word perhaps?).” Brian Degger