Inspirational toothbrush designs that have us chucking out our old brushes!

Being a design site that has showcased and even preferred innovative concepts over the years, we can surely say that concepts are very important to our thought process. The concepts are nuggets of inspiration that challenge you to create beyond the regular, innovate and push the boundaries of what we see. And the designers curated here today are churning out some really exceptional renders! What caught our eye this week was the cool collection of toothbrush renders. The designers here have not only showcased great rendering skills but have also utilized design thinking to create a more sustainable, ergonomic and overall innovative collection of toothbrush designs. Can someone please bring these designs to life for us to use?!


A truly innovative removable-head concept with switchable top/ bottom halves to mix and match your toothbrush to reflect your look and feel as well as reducing plastic waste, designed by Alexandre Touguet.

DR STAERCK – a toothbrush because brushing your teeth is no fun anyway by Katharina Stärck.

Render Weekly’s own original render to inspire the community to create innovative designs.

A toothbrush that cares for its near and dear pal, the toothpaste! Designed by Kevin Clarridge.

Dennis Sedov decided to go with some classy 70’s forms rendered in Dental grade aluminum.

The Carbon Brush by Saad Syed.

Nicholas Baker brings out the beauty in simplicity with his old-school render of a hexagonal toothbrush concept.

Bringing you switchable toothbrush head and a gummy head, this design by Mario Arnone gives you a soft handle that can hold the dental equipment you need, giving you complete oral hygiene.

Well-loved brush by Matteo Ercole brings us the other side of those pristine toothbrushes.

Toothbrush with a twist by Lasse Thomasgård brings a literal twist to replaceable brush head with a small pin-like stricture to hold the brush together when in use.

This ‘Blue Pill’ will get you shiny teeth on the go

If there was a guessing game for ‘what’s in your travel bag’, then I know mine would be an easy win for most. I carry my shampoo, face wash, toothbrush, moisturizer… you get the drift. You name it, and it’s packed into travel-sized minion bottles, and are ready to go for their ride. However, most people are not like me – and one of the most common things that people tend to forget to pack is the toothpaste. I concur this is mainly because we typically buy the big tube and travel-sizes don’t retain much. Hence, packing a big tube can be unnecessary.

I like what designer Fernando Maldonado has done though – he’s designed a travel toothbrush that has a squeezable compartment. You see the blue pill shape one? That’s the space you fill up with toothpaste and carry the kit as a whole. When you need to use it – simply squeeze out the required amount, and brush. Clever!

Designer: Fernando Maldonado

This sustainable toothbrush comes with replaceable miniature bristle-heads

The sustainable toothbrush started off as a rendering exercise, and turned into a pretty remarkable product. Designed by Paris-based Alexandre Touguet, the toothbrush features a three part system that drastically reduces the amount of waste generated by disposing toothbrushes. While the idea of having a toothbrush with a removable head isn’t new, Touguet’s design pushes it to its absolute limit, with the disposable part being a small, capsule-shaped unit that just holds the bristles. With a relatively uncomplicated assembly that allows you to screw and unscrew the handle to pull the toothbrush apart, Touguet’s designed a system that allows you to retain and reuse a majority of the brush, only disposing of the bristles every few months, and helping drastically cut down on plastic waste.

Designer: Alexandre Touguet for Render Weekly

A wholistic dental solution that looks as good as you

Despite us interacting with the humble toothbrush twice each day, its design is often overlooked or dismissed. TOOBRU is here to change this, as it injects elements of thoughtful and considered design into the mundane product. A minimalistic approach to the design language has led to clean and well-put together oral hygiene instrument; the bulky form, satin finishes and strong curves create a confident aesthetic that proudly sits within the bathroom.

In addition to the toothbrush itself, TOOBRU also includes a tongue cleaner. These two heads can be quickly and easily interchanged, each residing within their own plastic cover when not in use. Not only does this plastic cover offer a location for storing the components, but also creates a barrier against bacteria in the air! To complete the product family is a holder, which, in addition to providing a place for the device to stand, it also catches the excess water that flows from the toothbrush after use, therefore keeping the bathroom tidy!

Designer: Onurhan Demir

An eco-friendly brush that calculates the plastic you have saved from the trash

Toothbrushes are infamously difficult to recycle; their plastic bodies paired with the silicone over molds make the materials a challenge to separate, resulting in them spending the remainder of their lives on landfill sights… not great for a device that we only use for 4 minutes a day! Whilst regularly replacing our toothbrush is necessary, the handle can withstand a much longer lifespan than the heads.

This beautiful design is 2°C, a toothbrush that reduces the overall plastic waste by a staggering 87%! This has been achieved through the implementation of a high-quality reusable body that accommodates the disposable brush heads. Requiring just the heads to be replaced every six months. Its intriguing design doesn’t end at sustainability, packed into the magnetic base is a technology that quietly tracks your brushing stats, whilst simultaneously keeping track of the age of the brush head! This information is communicated to the user through the mobile app, allowing for unobtrusive tracking of the device!

Designer: Andrea Mangone

“When not in use the toothbrush snaps magnetically to a smart base for a minimum footprint on the bathroom counter. The smart base is able to track brushing time and frequency, as well as estimating when the brush heads should be replaced for an optimal brushing effectiveness. Moreover the system is able to provide an additional estimate of how much plastic is being saved from trash,” Mangone explains to YD.

Usetool’s minimal toothbrush holds a complete sterilization center!

The Usetool Toothbrush is a toothbrush holder that focuses on the sterilization of the device, whilst simultaneously enforcing the correct usage and storage of the tool that we use each and every day. The family of products consists of a toothbrush, a sterilizer and a holder, as well as charging dock that can cater to up to three devices. Each of these components carries an equally as beautiful design, where the rounded form is paired with monochromatic colors that evoke a sense of hygiene and cleanliness.

The toothbrush isn’t for exclusive use with the sterilizer; a magnetic mount can be placed on a neighboring wall and provides a location for your toothbrush to dry more effectively. Usetool Toothbrush isn’t just for use within the domestic setting, a translucent travel cover contains the family of products and ensures the brush stays in a hygienic condition.

Designers: Jiyoun Kim & Junyoung Jang for Usetool Company

Using the travel cover allows to keep hygienic brush condition.

It is more convenient to use a wireless charger that provides three charging spots when it is used as a family unit.

There is another way to use the toothbrush only without a sterilizer. Circle magnetic mount holds toothbrush for better drying condition.

Toy Toothbrushes for Tots

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You’re never too young to start forming good habits and that’s especially true when it comes to dental health and hygiene. This clever collection of brushes by Studio HSNDGR aims to provide a fun, aesthetically friendly way to teach kids how to take care of their teeth!

Each brush in the set of three has a unique, toy-like shape complimented by vibrant colors that little ones will love. Clad in flexible, soft rubber, they’re also durable and have a tactile grip that won’t slip out of tiny hands. A sonic vibrating feature and integrated LED light are activated with the simple push of a button. Designed to be a subscription service, new brush heads will arrive at your door automatically to ensure you’re getting the most effective clean.

Designer: Studio HNSDGR

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