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|Product type||Oral hygiene|
|Owner||Procter & Gamble|
Oral-B originator Dr. Robert Hutson invented the world’s first soft nylon bristle toothbrush. This enhanced the toothbrush’s popularity. In 1950, Dr. Robert Hutson designed and patented the first Oral-B toothbrush in the U.S. In 1969, Oral-B became the first toothbrush to go to the Moon, on board the Apollo 11 mission. He also created the Oral-B brand name. Their first product was known as the Oral-B 60, because it had 60 total tufts.
In 2014, Procter & Gamble Co developed the world's first smartphone-connected toothbrush, to be sold under the Oral-B brand. The Bluetooth function connects to a smartphone app, programmed with a dentist to help people improve their brushing technique.
Types of power brushes
TriZone - The TriZone features a brush head the average size of a manual toothbrush, it has a long head tip to reach into inter-dental areas, long white bristles which oscillate to reach deep into hard to reach areas of the teeth, and a shorter blue bristle to brush the residue away.
The Oral-B electric toothbrush range consists in four groups:
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