When the toothbrush of the futureappeared on episode 5 of Star Trek Discovery this week, global beauty giant FOREO was more than inundated by fans looking to get their very own black silicone toothbrush used by Star Trek’s Lt. Paul Stamets and Dr. Hugh Colber.

It was a series of world firsts for Star Trek Discovery’s fifth episode; not only featuring the first openly gay relationship in Trek history, but it was also the first time the ‘f-bomb’ was dropped – AND the first time ever there was a toothbrushing scene – enter the FOREO ISSA!

The Toothbrush of The Future, ISSA Hybrid
The Toothbrush of The Future, ISSA Hybrid

In the end scene Lt. Paul Stamets played by Anthony Rapp and Wilson Cruz’s character, Dr. Hugh Colber are seen enjoying a catch up over their dental hygiene, with matching cute Star Fleet pajamas – a scenario most couples across the galaxy can resonate with.

Speaking to Variety Kapp describes the black silicone toothbrush used by his character as,

Some kind of high-end electric toothbrush that probably has some kind of laser beam or something, so you literally just have to pass them over your teeth. You don’t have to scrub. They don’t really make a noise and you don’t need toothpaste.

Whilst Kapp’s comments aren’t far from the truth, the ISSAs don’t harbour laser beams and Swedish beauty brand FOREO highly recommends you use toothpaste, but true to the quote – they are innovative and high-end electrical toothbrushes combining Sonic Pulse Technology and a revolutionary silicone design for brushing like no other – probably the best choice for the U.S.S. Discovery.

the toothbrush of the future
the toothbrush of the future

The good news for Trekkies is that the FOREO ISSA is not lightyears away and fans will not need to wait until the year 2364. In actual fact the first toothbrush in space is available now from foreo.com and to rejoice, all Trekkies can take 25% off using the code STAR TREK.

A Trekkie spokesperson from FOREO adds;

While our ISSA range has perfected sonic cleansing, we love the idea of faser-based dental hygiene technology from the comfort of your own home, or starship! This could be a case of life imitating art but maybe we will go into development – it seems ‘highly logical’ to us!

Live Long and Prosper Trekkies!

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