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Colgate Is Patenting a Caffeine-Dispensing Toothbrush

Because the difficulty of rolling out of bed in the morning is only compounded by the prospect of having to brush your teeth in a sleepy haze, Colgate-Palmolive has figured out a way to liven up the experience. The company recently filed a patent for a toothbrush that can release caffeine and other medications while you brush. Along with caffeine, the high-tech brush could also dispense painkillers, appetite suppressants and fresh flavors while it is being used each morning. Finally, something to get you going in the morning before a cup of coffee, a lunchtime energy drink and several highly-caffeinated sodas throughout the afternoon …

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