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IntelliDent announces the Toothbrush Shield

May 29, 2012
First antimicrobial oral care product designed to protect against harmful bacteria
Vero Beach, FL — IntelliDent, a division of E4 Technologies, Inc., announces the launch of The Toothbrush Shield and the creation of a new product category in oral care for major pharmacies nationwide.The Toothbrush Shield is designed to replace the plastic snap-on caps, which have been proven to trap and breed bacteria. It is a disposable, breathable, and fast drying shield that acts like a surgical mask for your toothbrush. The Shield is made of an antimicrobial nonwoven material that wicks away moisture from your toothbrush, creating a cleaner, healthier environment for your toothbrush – and your mouth. It is a laboratory tested 99.9% effective barrier against bacterial and viral transfer from both airborne and surface microbial contact. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) strongly advises against storing toothbrushes in closed plastic containers, as the humid conditions are more conducive to bacterial growth."Being a person on the go, I carry my toothbrush everywhere," said Susan Klinsport, CEO of IntelliDent. "I knew a plastic cap wouldn’t protect my toothbrush, but I couldn’t find an alternative. I also knew I couldn’t be the only one facing this issue. Inspired to find a solution, I invented the Toothbrush Shield. Now it’s easy to protect your toothbrush -- traveling, at work, at home, and everywhere in between."The Toothbrush Shield is now available at Walgreens,,, and major pharmacy chains nationwide. It is also available at

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