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The following patent was issued by the US Patent and Trademark Office on February 1, 2005.

Brushing Behavior Reinforcement Toothbrush and Enclosed Electronic Game Switch with Grid

patent#: US 6850167

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filed under Teeth
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posted on 3/14/2005, patent issued on 2/1/2005

Brush your teeth correctly and you get to play a game on a toothbrush-sized LCD screen! In the age of Playstation 2 and X-Box, how could this possibly entertain anyone? I mean, you could improve oral hygiene more effectively by giving the kid a lollipop after they brush their teeth.

On the other hand, a mini-Tamagotchi pet that dies if you don't brush...

Brushing Behavior Reinforcement Toothbrush and Enclosed Electronic Game Switch with Grid

Comments on Brushing Behavior Reinforcement Toothbrush and Enclosed Electronic Game Switch with Grid

James Dorsey | Dec 6, 2004 8:01 PM
My email is jamesddog3@gmail.com!

James Dorsey | Dec 6, 2004 8:01 PM
Wow, this is actually a great idea. I would definitely buy one. If I had one of those bad boys as a kid, I would have never had any cavities. Seriously, if anybody knows where to buy one of these from, email me!

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