How do I love thee, Japan? Let me count the ways — and number one must be this toothbrush with LEDs embedded in the head in order to improve your mouth hygiene. Ah, you say, does it have OLEDs that zap plaque, spinach, and those stringy bits that seem to lodge themselves between your teeth after you've been chowing down on chorizo? 'Fraid not, peeps, the LEDs on this Toyo Living brush are just the dental equivalent to headlamps, showing you the quickest way towards the crud in your mouth, although the makers do claim that LED light can cut down on periodontal bacteria.
The toothbrush costs $60 and is sold alongside Berudente, a matching toothpaste. Just to clarify, I got really excited when I read this and thought, "wowzers, light-up toothpaste, imagine the fun to be had with that," before realizing that it was merely translucent, allowing the light to hunt down said bits of leaf, stringy stuff et al. The Oriental Living brush runs on AA batteries, and comes with replacement heads so that you don't have to bin the whole thing once the bristles start to resemble a flattened field of corn. That's good, because the LEDs will burn bright for around five million hours — move over glo-sticks, I think you've met your match.