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$1,395
pledged of 10 000 $pledged of 10 000 $ goal
25
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Fri, November 14 2014 4:56 PM UTC +00:00

About

Introducing 13 Clean, the toothbrush that keeps track of its age for you, ensuring that you are always using a clean toothbrush.

If I asked you right now how old the toothbrush is that you put in your mouth this morning, would you be able to give me an honest answer?

Of course not! Our days are so busy with things so much more important than thinking, “I wonder how old my toothbrush is, and when do I have to get a new one?” We figured there had to be a simple way to fix a disgusting problem that flies under the radar most of the time. Truth is, dentists say you should change your toothbrush at least every 3 months. I always cringe when I hear that, for two reasons:

1) Why do we think its okay to use something in our mouth for 3 MONTHS (or longer in many cases) that sits in the same room we go to the bathroom in?

2) Most of the time my toothbrush is way over the 3 months….and I still use it. It’s gross when you confront the harsh, germy reality.

And, don’t leave it to us to tell you it’s dirty to use your toothbrush for months and months – take it from dentists. If it sits within six feet of your toilet, it’s catching germs everyday. Sure, the American Dental Association recommends throwing out your toothbrush every three months, but if the bristles become frayed, you’re sick, or you have a weak immune system, you should throw it out even more often. Why not stay cleaner with a system that helps you change out every month?

Again – I’m very busy everyday and don’t have time to keep track of the life of my toothbrush even though I should. Fortunately, we created a clean fix with the ultimate simplicity.

Here’s how it works

Your 13 Clean package will consist of a handle, a starter head, and 12 other heads – one for each month of the year.

When you get your 13 Clean package in the mail, it will most likely NOT be the first day of the month. For this, we have included a starter head. Use this head until you get to the next 1st of the next month. At that point, you remove the starter head and attach the head of the month you are currently in. Now when the next month comes around, if your toothbrush head doesn’t have the current month on it, you know its time to change the head. Problem solved! You always know you’re using a sanitary toothbrush with bristles in good condition.

The Quality of the Product

Our bristles are manufactured by DuPont which is the same company that manufactures for companies such as Oral-B. At this time, we are offering one bristle type which is just between a soft and medium. If you are used to using soft or medium, you should find this toothbrush to be a great fit for you.

In addition to the handle and 13 heads, we have also included a neat holder with your purchase. Store your toothbrush in the holder on your countertop. Pop the bottom off the holder, and you will find all the other heads conveniently stored inside, safe from germs that fly around in your bathroom.

Where are we now?

We are ready to make the mold for 13 Clean. The $10,000 we are looking for will assist us in making this happen.The bulk of the work designing this product was making sure the head connects correctly to the handle. We needed to make sure it was tight enough not to pop off while brushing but also not too tight, which would make removing the head too difficult. As you can see from our prototype, that’s what all our focus was on. 

The design of the handle and the bristles was the easy part. Our factory had hundreds of handle designs for us to choose from, and we held most of them. We had many friends and family members also test some samples, but after a lot of trying and testing, this shape won out with its ergonomic design and comfortable hold.

 About Us

The name of our company is ToiletTree Products. We are a family-owned business comprised of two brothers and a father. We have a silly name, but we create intelligent products. Just last month, ToiletTree Products was named to the Inc. 500 list, which is a list of the top 500 growing companies in America. We like designing products that cause you to slap your palm against your forehead and say “WHY DIDN’T I THINK OF THAT!” That’s what we decided to do with with the toothbrush issue.

Risks and challenges

When it comes to possible challenges, we know there are always issues that can pop up that we didn’t expect. What is helpful for us is that we have been designing and manufacturing products for years. We have a better understanding of the production timeline now than we did when we first started. With the knowledge we have, we can avoid simple mistakes we may have made in the past. With this product, we have partnered ourselves with one of the larger toothbrush manufacturers, which really makes this entire process much easier for us.

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    TOOTH FAIRY – Thank you so much for this exciting little contribution of your love and support! Follow the campaign and receive any future updates and offers.

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    EARLY BIRD SINGLE SET – Your choice of one 13 Clean Toothbrush Set in BLUE or PINK – 1 year of clean brushing. You’ll be able to indicate which color you want in our campaign survey.

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    SINGLE SET – Your choice of one 13 Clean Toothbrush Set in BLUE or PINK – 1 year of clean brushing. You’ll be able to indicate which color you want in our campaign survey.

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    EARLY BIRD DUO SET – Your choice of TWO 13 Clean Toothbrush Sets in BLUE, PINK or BLUE AND PINK. Think of it as 2 years of clean brushing, the perfect roommate package, or even a fun little wedding present. You’ll be able to indicate which color you want in our campaign survey.

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    EARLY BIRD FAMILY THREE PACK- Your choice of THREE 13 Clean Toothbrush Sets in BLUE, PINK or BLUE AND PINK. Mix and match as you wish. Your dentist loves you for keeping your family equipped with the cleanest of brushing habit. You’ll be able to indicate which color(s) you want in our campaign survey.
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    FAMILY THREE PACK- Your choice of THREE 13 Clean Toothbrush Sets in BLUE, PINK or BLUE AND PINK. Mix and match as you wish. Your dentist loves you for keeping your family equipped with the cleanest of brushing habit. You’ll be able to indicate which color(s) you want in our campaign survey.

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    EARLY BIRD FAMILY FOUR PACK- Your choice of FOUR 13 Clean Toothbrush Sets in BLUE, PINK or BLUE AND PINK. Mix and match as you wish. Your dentist loves you for keeping your family equipped with the cleanest of brushing habit. You’ll be able to indicate which color(s) you want in our campaign survey.

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    10-YEAR SUPPLY – We’ll just keep sending them to you every year for 10 years. Imagine never having to worry about a clean toothbrush for 10 years! 120 months! 3,650 days! You’ll be able to indicate which color(s) you want in our campaign survey.

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