A small robot STARS cleans the mouth. which will revolutionize your brushing in the future

oral cleaning It is a daily routine that is important for the body. and indispensable tools in toothbrush and toothpaste But with more advanced technology Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania have invented a dental cleaning device that can be adjusted to suit everyone’s mouth individually

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Get to know the little robot “STARS” (STARS).

This device is named સ્ટ્ર્સ (Surface topography-adaptive robotic superstructures – STARS) Looks like a small robot (microbots) that contains iron oxide nanoparticles. It has the ability to decay, attract and change shape with a magnetic field.

small robot or micro robot It doesn’t have to be a complexly built robot. but it can refer to small devices that can be controlled remotely like this micro-robot stars

when controlling stars It uses an electromagnetic field from an external magnetic field generator. Encourage the stars to change their desired shape, for example, turn them into pointed rods to cover the limestone. Or switch to a thin line to replace dental floss, etc.

So, whether the user’s teeth are beautifully aligned or misaligned. Braces can adjust the shape to suit the structure of the teeth in the mouth. This is a highlight that is better than general brushing.

Stars can also act like a toothbrush. by changing the shape to be like a brush The thick bristles are suitable for coloring on hard tooth surfaces, after which they are modified to be thinner bristles for use on the gums and tongue.

whichHere, the researchers said the Stars system is able to assess the inclination of oral surfaces. This allows the user to quickly adjust the shape of the stars to different textures.

Is it time to say goodbye to “toothbrush”?

Tools used to clean the mouth It has been recorded since the time of ancient civilizations. Start with a chewing stick or root for cleaning teeth. which has existed since the ancient Egyptian and Mesopotamian civilizations around 3,500 BC. It later developed into a tooth-colored stem made from tree branches during the Greco-Roman period. including China’s Qin dynasty during 200 BC.

Toothbrush-like devices were discovered during China’s Tang Dynasty. (Around 600-900 AD), with the appearance of a bamboo stalk or bone attached to a pig’s hair at one end.

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However, the development of more widespread and quality toothbrushes. It happened during the year 1770 by an Englishman named William Addis In the beginning, rough boar from China and Siberia was used as toothbrush bristles. before switching to a softer ponytail.

Fur was used to make toothbrush bristles until the 20th century, when plastic revolutionized the production of products. High quality and durable synthetic fibers such as nylon are used as bristles. Seems to work well, not allergic to wool. It is also easy to clean and does not leave any stains. and has been used until now

But the disadvantages of toothbrushes are fixed shape This means that the user cannot adjust the shape of the toothbrush to match the structure of the teeth in the mouth. (Because it depends on what kind of toothbrush the company produces), there may be grooves or gaps between teeth that have not been cleaned. it can cause problems in the oral cavity

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In addition, what the toothbrush cannot do is the ability to get rid of oral germs Even toothpaste ingredients can help prevent the growth of oral germs. But it may not have enough disinfectant properties.

For many reasons mentioned above. This became the origin of the invention of the small robot “Stars” which can be shaped to match the tooth structure of each user. and iron oxide particles also causefree radicals that can destroy bacteriaThat can also cause tooth decay and plaque in the mouth.

Who is Stars suitable for?

Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania expect this technology. It is beneficial for the elderly or the disabled who cannot help themselves. (Unable to brush your teeth by hand), which stars will help to clean the mouth effectively. and help reduce complications that may occur in the future

Additionally, if you use Stars for personal use Users can also program their own teeth cleaning programs. For example, change the shape to dental floss. to clean between teeth first Followed by a rough brush to brush the surface of the tooth. Next comes a soft brush to brush the gums and tongue. and have oral disinfection at the same time

Another case is application in dentistry The dentist can use swabs to collect a sample of bacteria between the teeth. in hard to reach places in order to be treated properly too

The stars are still being developed. The researchers used animal and human tooth models. It seems that Stars can clean teeth effectively. which researchers will collect study data Submitting documents and getting approval from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is considering the next human trial.

If you had to choose an answer at this point, which is more effective brushing with a toothbrush and with the Stars robot? The answer must be that the Stars robot can clean the mouth well.than

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Still, it remains to be seen whether Stars can be used in human daily life. Including the need to reduce production costs to be popular for use in homes. If we can, we believe that Stars could become the new standard for cleaning the teeth of the future.

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