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Material exploration: Clear plastic version⠀ ⠀ #freshbreath, #oralhealthcare, #dentalgram, #teethsmile, #advancedoralcare, #mouthcare, #oralhealthawareness, #loveyourteeth, #healthymouth, #oralhygiene, #disruptiveinnovation, #spotthenewtrend, #nycmade, #madeintaiwan⠀ ⠀ © Oligo™ LLC 2020

Material exploration: Raw copper coated version⠀ ⠀ #freshbreath, #oralhealthcare, #dentalgram, #teethsmile, #advancedoralcare, #mouthcare, #oralhealthawareness, #loveyourteeth, #healthymouth, #oralhygiene, #disruptiveinnovation, #spotthenewtrend, #nycmade, #madeintaiwan⠀ ⠀ © Oligo™ LLC 2020

Material exploration: Black plastic version⠀ ⠀ ⠀ #freshbreath, #oralhealthcare, #dentalgram, #teethsmile, #advancedoralcare, #mouthcare, #oralhealthawareness, #loveyourteeth, #healthymouth, #oralhygiene, #disruptiveinnovation, #spotthenewtrend, #nycmade, #madeintaiwan⠀ ⠀ © Oligo™ LLC 2020

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As we are getting closer to our @Kickstarter launch we are finalizing materials, logistics and what pre/post Kickstarter looks like. ⠀ ⠀ We wanted to share some of the final renders of our finished product (potential handle material, patent pending snapfit mechanism, overall design) . We’ll have real world photos coming later this month.⠀ ⠀ ⠀ #freshbreath, #oralhealthcare, #dentalgram, #teethsmile, #advancedoralcare, #mouthcare, #oralhealthawareness, #loveyourteeth, #healthymouth, #oralhygiene, #disruptiveinnovation, #spotthenewtrend, #nycmade, #madeintaiwan⠀ ⠀ © Oligo™ LLC 2020

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As we are getting closer to our @Kickstarter launch we are finalizing materials, logistics and what pre/post Kickstarter looks like. ⠀ ⠀ We wanted to share some of the final renders o our finished product. We’ll have real world photos coming later this month.⠀ ⠀ ⠀ #freshbreath, #oralhealthcare, #dentalgram, #teethsmile, #advancedoralcare, #mouthcare, #oralhealthawareness, #loveyourteeth, #healthymouth, #oralhygiene, #disruptiveinnovation, #spotthenewtrend, #nycmade, #madeintaiwan⠀ ⠀ © Oligo™ LLC 2020

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As we are getting closer to our @Kickstarter launch we are finalizing materials, logistics and what pre/post Kickstarter looks like. ⠀ ⠀ We wanted to share some of the final renders o our finished product. We’ll have real world photos coming later this month.⠀ ⠀ ⠀ #freshbreath, #oralhealthcare, #dentalgram, #teethsmile, #advancedoralcare, #mouthcare, #oralhealthawareness, #loveyourteeth, #healthymouth, #oralhygiene, #disruptiveinnovation, #spotthenewtrend, #nycmade, #madeintaiwan⠀ ⠀ © Oligo™ LLC 2020

Our removable bristle heads will be using a bioplastic in order to reduce the amount of waste that is produced from our products. We are working with several partners to determine the best possible solution for our Kickstarter launch in April. Thank you for all the support. ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ #freshbreath, #oralhealthcare, #dentalgram, #teethsmile, #advancedoralcare, #mouthcare, #oralhealthawareness, #loveyourteeth, #healthymouth, #oralhygiene, #disruptiveinnovation, #spotthenewtrend, #nycmade, #madeintaiwan⠀ ⠀ © Oligo™ LLC 2020

While bioplastics are not a full proof solution there is inherent value in exploring ways we can reduce our carbon footprint. As more research on the impact of our current plastic usage comes to light, consumers and manufacturers need a ubiquitous material and bioplastics have emerged as the potential alternative.⠀ ⠀ ⠀ #freshbreath, #oralhealthcare, #dentalgram, #teethsmile, #advancedoralcare, #mouthcare, #oralhealthawareness, #loveyourteeth, #healthymouth, #oralhygiene, #disruptiveinnovation, #spotthenewtrend, #nycmade, #madeintaiwan⠀ ⠀ © Oligo™ LLC 2020

What is bioplastic? Bioplastic simply refers to plastic made from plant or other biological material instead of petroleum. ⠀ ⠀ There are two main types of bioplastics:⠀ ⠀ PLA (polyactic acid) is typically made from the sugars in corn starch, cassava or sugarcane. It is biodegradable, carbon-neutral and edible. ⠀ ⠀ PHA (polyhydroxyalkanoate) is made by microorganisms, sometimes genetically engineered, that produce plastic from organic materials.⠀ ⠀ https://blogs.ei.columbia.edu/2017/12/13/the-truth-about-bioplastics/⠀ ⠀ ⠀ #freshbreath, #oralhealthcare, #dentalgram, #teethsmile, #advancedoralcare, #mouthcare, #oralhealthawareness, #loveyourteeth, #healthymouth, #oralhygiene, #disruptiveinnovation, #spotthenewtrend, #nycmade, #madeintaiwan⠀ ⠀ © Oligo™ LLC 2020

As we mentioned in the first post for this week, we are ⠀ partnering with a company that uses an antimicrobial ⠀ coating called CuVerro™ Shield. ⠀ ⠀ Engineered for durability and strength with bactericidal efficacy, CuVerro® is EPA-registered, unlike additives. U.S. EPA testing proves copper's efficacy against infectious bacteria. Copper is the first solid surface material to receive this type of EPA registration.⠀ ⠀ CuVerro™ is antimicrobial, but it's also bactericidal, meaning it KILLS bacteria and does not simply inhibit bacterial growth.⠀ ⠀ CuVerro is the only class of solid surface materials registered with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to actively kill bacteria. The antibacterial properties work 24/7 in between cleaning, never washing out or wearing away, making CuVerro ideally suited for commonly touched surfaces where bacteria is a concern. Easy to maintain, CuVerro is tarnish-resistant and will not oxidize and turn green like pure copper.⠀ ⠀ ⠀ For more information on partners technology:⠀ https://cuverro.com/bactericidal-copper⠀ ⠀ #freshbreath, #oralhealthcare, #dentalgram, #teethsmile, #advancedoralcare, #mouthcare, #oralhealthawareness, #loveyourteeth, #healthymouth, #oralhygiene, #disruptiveinnovation, #spotthenewtrend, #nycmade, #madeintaiwan⠀ ⠀ © Oligo™ LLC 2020

A biocide is defined, in the European legislation, as a chemical substance or microorganism intended to destroy, deter, render harmless, or exert a controlling effect on any harmful organism.⠀ ⠀ Biocidal products are divided into different product types, based on their intended use. According to the HSE there are 22 use cases ranging from human hygeine to drinking water disinfection. ⠀ ⠀ The biocide we are using is copper which can also be found in pipes used for water and kitchen tools. Copper is also useful as a biocide because it reduces the growth of bacteria, is durable and has a high level of corrosion resistance. ⠀ ⠀ For more info: ⠀ https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/16101497/⠀ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biocide #Uses⠀ ⠀ #freshbreath, #oralhealthcare, #dentalgram, #teethsmile, #advancedoralcare, #mouthcare, #oralhealthawareness, #loveyourteeth, #healthymouth, #oralhygiene, #disruptiveinnovation, #spotthenewtrend, #nycmade, #madeintaiwan⠀ ⠀ © Oligo™ LLC 2020

We hear the term “antimicrobial” a lot in the media today but what does it actually mean? We want to demystify industry jargon so you can understand what our products do but also what they do for you. ⠀ ⠀ Merriam-Webster dictionary defines antimicrobial as “destroying or inhibiting the growth of microorganisms and especially pathogenic microorganisms.” ⠀ ⠀ In other words, antimicrobial technologies minimise the presence of bacteria, mold, and fungi. With the additional use of active biocidal (we will explain biocides in the next post) ingredients, within the product’s surface, antimicrobial products can offer longer lasting protection than its antibacterial counterpart. ⠀ ⠀ Why is this relevant? We will be using a technology known as CuVerro™ Shield that is an antimicrobial coating on our toothbrush. We’ll provide more information on this technology in this series. ⠀ ⠀ If you’d like to read more please see the following articles we took references from:⠀ ⠀ https://cuverro.com/bactericidal-copper ⠀ ⠀ https://materialconnexion.com/antimicrobial-antibacterial-antiviral/⠀ ⠀ https://www.microban.com/antimicrobial-solutions/overview/antibacterial-vs-antimicrobial⠀ ⠀ #freshbreath, #oralhealthcare, #dentalgram, #teethsmile, #advancedoralcare, #mouthcare, #oralhealthawareness, #loveyourteeth, #healthymouth, #oralhygiene, #disruptiveinnovation, #spotthenewtrend, #nycmade, #madeintaiwan⠀ ⠀ © Oligo™ LLC 2020

Tip contouring. Bring on the jokes.⠀ ⠀ ⠀ #freshbreath, #oralhealthcare, #dentalgram, #teethsmile, #advancedoralcare, #mouthcare, #oralhealthawareness, #loveyourteeth, #healthymouth, #oralhygiene, #disruptiveinnovation, #spotthenewtrend, #nycmade, #madeintaiwan⠀ ⠀ © Oligo™ LLC 2020

Full handle 3D render.⠀ ⠀ ⠀ #freshbreath, #oralhealthcare, #dentalgram, #teethsmile, #advancedoralcare, #mouthcare, #oralhealthawareness, #loveyourteeth, #healthymouth, #oralhygiene, #disruptiveinnovation, #spotthenewtrend, #nycmade, #madeintaiwan⠀ ⠀ © Oligo™ LLC 2020

Its easy to notice mistakes when something is simple which is why we spent the better part of 2020 designing and redesigning our handle. We worked with two different industrial design studios: @morethancommonsense and @getmadeStudios to create the best possible version of our product.⠀ ⠀ ⠀ #freshbreath, #oralhealthcare, #dentalgram, #teethsmile, #advancedoralcare, #mouthcare, #oralhealthawareness, #loveyourteeth, #healthymouth, #oralhygiene, #disruptiveinnovation, #spotthenewtrend, #nycmade, #madeintaiwan⠀ ⠀ © Oligo™ LLC 2020

3D render of the bristles from @morethancommonsense.⠀ ⠀ #freshbreath, #oralhealthcare, #dentalgram, #teethsmile, #advancedoralcare, #mouthcare, #oralhealthawareness, #loveyourteeth, #healthymouth, #oralhygiene, #disruptiveinnovation, #spotthenewtrend, #nycmade, #madeintaiwan⠀ ⠀ © Oligo™ LLC 2020

3D render of the bristles from @morethancommonsense.⠀ ⠀ #freshbreath, #oralhealthcare, #dentalgram, #teethsmile, #advancedoralcare, #mouthcare, #oralhealthawareness, #loveyourteeth, #healthymouth, #oralhygiene, #disruptiveinnovation, #spotthenewtrend, #nycmade, #madeintaiwan⠀ ⠀ © Oligo™ LLC 2020

Lets talk bristle designs. While there isn’t enough information or data regarding the efficacy and effectiveness around a specific design versus another there is still an opportunity to create something interesting and thoughtful. ⠀ ⠀ Working with @morethancommonsense, the bristles were concepted from the bacteria we are trying to protect against. ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ #freshbreath, #oralhealthcare, #dentalgram, #teethsmile, #advancedoralcare, #mouthcare, #oralhealthawareness, #loveyourteeth, #healthymouth, #oralhygiene, #disruptiveinnovation, #spotthenewtrend, #nycmade, #madeintaiwan⠀ ⠀ © Oligo™ LLC 2020

Our packaging exploratory using bagasse.⠀ ⠀ In development with MTCS: ⠀ https://mtcs-studio.com/⠀ ⠀ #freshbreath, #oralhealthcare, #dentalgram, #teethsmile, #advancedoralcare, #mouthcare, #oralhealthawareness, #loveyourteeth, #healthymouth, #oralhygiene, #disruptiveinnovation, #spotthenewtrend, #nycmade, #madeintaiwan, #sustainablepackaging⠀ ⠀ http://oligo.co⠀ © Oligo™ LLC 2020

Our packaging exploratory using bagasse.⠀ ⠀ In development with MTCS: ⠀ https://mtcs-studio.com/⠀ ⠀ #freshbreath, #oralhealthcare, #dentalgram, #teethsmile, #advancedoralcare, #mouthcare, #oralhealthawareness, #loveyourteeth, #healthymouth, #oralhygiene, #disruptiveinnovation, #spotthenewtrend, #nycmade, #madeintaiwan, #sustainablepackaging⠀ ⠀ http://oligo.co⠀ © Oligo™ LLC 2020

Our packaging exploratory using bagasse.⠀ ⠀ In development with MTCS: ⠀ https://mtcs-studio.com/⠀ ⠀ #freshbreath, #oralhealthcare, #dentalgram, #teethsmile, #advancedoralcare, #mouthcare, #oralhealthawareness, #loveyourteeth, #healthymouth, #oralhygiene, #disruptiveinnovation, #spotthenewtrend, #nycmade, #madeintaiwan, #sustainablepackaging⠀ ⠀ http://oligo.co⠀ © Oligo™ LLC 2020

Spoon made from bagasse.⠀ ⠀ #freshbreath, #oralhealthcare, #dentalgram, #teethsmile, #advancedoralcare, #mouthcare, #oralhealthawareness, #loveyourteeth, #healthymouth, #oralhygiene, #disruptiveinnovation, #spotthenewtrend, #nycmade, #madeintaiwan, #sustainablepackaging⠀ ⠀ http://oligo.co⠀ © Oligo™ LLC 2020

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Sugarcane being processed.⠀ ⠀ #freshbreath, #oralhealthcare, #dentalgram, #teethsmile, #advancedoralcare, #mouthcare, #oralhealthawareness, #loveyourteeth, #healthymouth, #oralhygiene, #disruptiveinnovation, #spotthenewtrend, #nycmade, #madeintaiwan, #sustainablepackaging⠀ ⠀ oligo.co⠀ © Oligo™ LLC 2020

As part of our core values we are mindful about the ecosytem of our company and how everything that we create has an effect on the world around us. ⠀ ⠀ We are exploring a material known as bagasse, which is the natural, fibrous residue that remains after sugarcane stalks are processed to produce sugar. These fibers are strong, durable and 100% plant-based therefore can be compostable.⠀ ⠀ #freshbreath, #oralhealthcare, #dentalgram, #teethsmile, #advancedoralcare, #mouthcare, #oralhealthawareness, #loveyourteeth, #healthymouth, #oralhygiene, #disruptiveinnovation, #spotthenewtrend, #nycmade, #madeintaiwan, #sustainablepackaging⠀ ⠀ http://oligo.co⠀ © Oligo™ LLC 2020

A sneak peek of what’s coming for 2021.⠀ ⠀ In development with MTCS: ⠀ https://mtcs-studio.com/⠀ ⠀ #freshbreath, #oralhealthcare, #dentalgram, #teethsmile, #advancedoralcare, #mouthcare, #oralhealthawareness, #loveyourteeth, #healthymouth, #oralhygiene, #disruptiveinnovation, #spotthenewtrend, #nycmade, #madeintaiwan⠀ ⠀ http://oligo.co⠀ © Oligo™ LLC 2020

A sneak peek of what’s coming for 2021.⠀ ⠀ In development with MTCS: ⠀ https://mtcs-studio.com/⠀ ⠀ #freshbreath, #oralhealthcare, #dentalgram, #teethsmile, #advancedoralcare, #mouthcare, #oralhealthawareness, #loveyourteeth, #healthymouth, #oralhygiene, #disruptiveinnovation, #spotthenewtrend, #nycmade, #madeintaiwan⠀ ⠀ http://oligo.co⠀ © Oligo™ LLC 2020

A sneak peek of what’s coming for 2021.⠀ ⠀ In development with MTCS: ⠀ https://mtcs-studio.com/⠀ ⠀ #freshbreath, #oralhealthcare, #dentalgram, #teethsmile, #advancedoralcare, #mouthcare, #oralhealthawareness, #loveyourteeth, #healthymouth, #oralhygiene, #disruptiveinnovation, #spotthenewtrend, #nycmade, #madeintaiwan⠀ ⠀ http://oligo.co⠀ © Oligo™ LLC 2020

A sneak peek of what’s coming for 2021.⠀ ⠀ In development with MTCS: ⠀ https://mtcs-studio.com/⠀ ⠀ #freshbreath, #oralhealthcare, #dentalgram, #teethsmile, #advancedoralcare, #mouthcare, #oralhealthawareness, #loveyourteeth, #healthymouth, #oralhygiene, #disruptiveinnovation, #spotthenewtrend, #nycmade, #madeintaiwan⠀ ⠀ http://oligo.co⠀ © Oligo™ LLC 2020

A sneak peek of what’s coming for 2021.⠀ ⠀ In development with MTCS: ⠀ https://mtcs-studio.com/⠀ ⠀ #freshbreath, #oralhealthcare, #dentalgram, #teethsmile, #advancedoralcare, #mouthcare, #oralhealthawareness, #loveyourteeth, #healthymouth, #oralhygiene, #disruptiveinnovation, #spotthenewtrend, #nycmade, #madeintaiwan⠀ ⠀ http://oligo.co⠀ © Oligo™ LLC 2020

A sneak peek of what’s coming for 2021.⠀ ⠀ In development with MTCS: ⠀ https://mtcs-studio.com/⠀ ⠀ #freshbreath, #oralhealthcare, #dentalgram, #teethsmile, #advancedoralcare, #mouthcare, #oralhealthawareness, #loveyourteeth, #healthymouth, #oralhygiene, #disruptiveinnovation, #spotthenewtrend, #nycmade, #madeintaiwan⠀ ⠀ http://oligo.co⠀ © Oligo™ LLC 2020

A sneak peek of what’s coming for 2021.⠀ ⠀ In development with MTCS: ⠀ https://mtcs-studio.com/⠀ ⠀ #freshbreath, #oralhealthcare, #dentalgram, #teethsmile, #advancedoralcare, #mouthcare, #oralhealthawareness, #loveyourteeth, #healthymouth, #oralhygiene, #disruptiveinnovation, #spotthenewtrend, #nycmade, #madeintaiwan⠀ ⠀ http://oligo.co⠀ © Oligo™ LLC 2020

A sneak peek of what’s coming for 2021.⠀ ⠀ In development with MTCS: ⠀ https://mtcs-studio.com/⠀ ⠀ #freshbreath, #oralhealthcare, #dentalgram, #teethsmile, #advancedoralcare, #mouthcare, #oralhealthawareness, #loveyourteeth, #healthymouth, #oralhygiene, #disruptiveinnovation, #spotthenewtrend, #nycmade, #madeintaiwan⠀ ⠀ http://oligo.co⠀ © Oligo™ LLC 2020

A sneak peek of what’s coming for 2021.⠀ ⠀ In development with MTCS: ⠀ https://mtcs-studio.com/⠀ ⠀ #freshbreath, #oralhealthcare, #dentalgram, #teethsmile, #advancedoralcare, #mouthcare, #oralhealthawareness, #loveyourteeth, #healthymouth, #oralhygiene, #disruptiveinnovation, #spotthenewtrend, #nycmade, #madeintaiwan⠀ ⠀ http://oligo.co⠀ © Oligo™ LLC 2020

A sneak peek of what’s coming for 2021.⠀ ⠀ In development with made Studios: https://www.made.studio/⠀ ⠀ #freshbreath, #oralhealthcare, #dentalgram, #teethsmile, #advancedoralcare, #mouthcare, #oralhealthawareness, #loveyourteeth, #healthymouth, #oralhygiene, #disruptiveinnovation, #spotthenewtrend, #nycmade, #madeintaiwan⠀ ⠀ http://oligo.co⠀ © Oligo™ LLC 2020

A sneak peek of what’s coming for 2021.⠀ ⠀ In development with made Studios: https://www.made.studio/⠀ ⠀ #freshbreath, #oralhealthcare, #dentalgram, #teethsmile, #advancedoralcare, #mouthcare, #oralhealthawareness, #loveyourteeth, #healthymouth, #oralhygiene, #disruptiveinnovation, #spotthenewtrend, #nycmade, #madeintaiwan⠀ ⠀ http://oligo.co⠀ © Oligo™Tai LLC 2020

A sneak peek of what’s coming for 2021.⠀ ⠀ In development with made Studios: https://www.made.studio/⠀ ⠀ #freshbreath, #oralhealthcare, #dentalgram, #teethsmile, #advancedoralcare, #mouthcare, #oralhealthawareness, #loveyourteeth, #healthymouth, #oralhygiene, #disruptiveinnovation, #spotthenewtrend, #nycmade, #madeintaiwan⠀ ⠀ http://oligo.co⠀ © Oligo™ LLC 2020

Similar to its silver counter part, gold has always seen its fair share of recent popularity. But does it live up to the claim that it reduces 99.9% of bacterial infestation on your toothbrush? The only accessible study doesn’t state the percentage of effectiveness, however, it does claim that a nanogold covered toothbrush does significantly lower bristle contamination. ⠀ ⠀ Study:⠀ https://doi.org/10.1111/idh.12433⠀ ⠀ #freshbreath, #oralhealthcare, #dentalgram, #teethsmile, #advancedoralcare, #mouthcare, #oralhealthawareness, #loveyourteeth, #healthymouth, #oralhygiene, #disruptiveinnovation, #spotthenewtrend, #nycmade, #madeintaiwan⠀ ⠀ http://oligo.co⠀ © Oligo™ LLC 2020

Charcoal bristles show a significant reduction in CFU’s (colony forming units). What this means is charcoal bristles actually retain antimicrobial properties and reduce the amount of bacteria present by a considerable amount. ⠀ ⠀ Study: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6104356/⠀ ⠀ #freshbreath, #oralhealthcare, #dentalgram, #teethsmile, #advancedoralcare, #mouthcare, #oralhealthawareness, #loveyourteeth, #healthymouth, #oralhygiene, #disruptiveinnovation, #spotthenewtrend, #nycmade, #madeintaiwan⠀ ⠀ http://oligo.co⠀ © Oligo™ LLC 2020

Silver has become a popular marketing tool in recent years claiming to reduce 99.9% of bacterial infestation on your toothbrush. While silver does have antimicrobial properties, there isn’t any clear data that suggests it does or doesn’t significantly reduce CFU’s (colony forming units). What do you think?⠀ ⠀ Studies:⠀ https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0304389420304349⠀ ⠀ https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0304389420304349?via%3Dihub⠀ ⠀ https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/21207790/⠀ ⠀ https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/25369397/⠀ ⠀ #freshbreath, #oralhealthcare, #dentalgram, #teethsmile, #advancedoralcare, #mouthcare, #oralhealthawareness, #loveyourteeth, #healthymouth, #oralhygiene, #disruptiveinnovation, #spotthenewtrend, #nycmade, #madeintaiwan⠀ ⠀ http://oligo.co⠀ © Oligo™ LLC 2020