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New caffeine filled toothbrush soon to be unveiled

By Mason White 12:06 PM May 21, 2013
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By: John Roberts
(Scroll down for video) Consumers who love caffeine filled products might soon be able to get their caffeine fix while brushing their teeth as soon as they get up in the morning, according to a new patent filed with the U.S. Patent Office.

Consumer products giant, Colgate-Palmolive, applied to patent a toothbrush with caffeine, but the application of the patent only refers to a proposed device which hypothetically could release the caffeine or any other substance or aroma, and create feelings in the user’s mouth.

In any case, the application made by Colgate for their “oral care” actually was rejected by the U.S. Patent Office, but for reasons that had nothing to do with caffeine.

“I would love such a toothbrush because instead of getting my teeth all dirty in the morning from my morning coffee I could get my caffeine fix by brushing my teeth, which will leave my teeth sparkling clean,” Stacey Byrd, 21, of Lincoln, Nebraska told after learning about the new caffeine toothbrush.

Earlier this month, Wrigley said it was withdrawing its new caffeine gum in stores after the Food and Drug Administration said it would investigate the safety of foods with added caffeine.Mobile video not loading? Click here to view