I may be giving my future critics the rope to hang me with, but I'll continue what I do best with my futuristic innovator forecasts. Consider by the end of the 21st century that what we consider as brushing our teeth with tooth paste will be considered as an archaic act. The tooth brush as we know it was first popular in China during the "Tang Dynasty" (619-907AD). Later during the Colonial era in Europe of the 17th century imported bristled tooth brushes were flooding in from China along the trade routes. As for tooth paste first appeared with the Ancient Greeks and Romans becoming very popular during the Victorian era. Dental Floss was first devised as "Silk Floss" in 1815 by a gentleman named "Levi Spear Parmly" a dentist from New Orleans. With of course the 20th century iterations of the tooth brush being electric or water jet powered tooth brushes.
A future company in ownership of the Dentyne Gum brand sometime around the year 2035 (If not earlier) I predict will hit the mother load with a revolutionary break through in dental care. Usurping in one fell swoop both the candy breathe mint market and all conventional dental care. (IE tooth brushes and tooth paste). A Dentyne Tablet or what later users in common English slang will call the "Denti Tab". Will bring to fruition what the 1899 New York City druggist a "Mr. Frank V. Canning" originally envisioned for Dentyne, but couldn't fully deliver. So the chewing gum to promote dental oral hygiene was born in its place. Famous throughout the decades ever since those early idealistic days now coming full circle later in our 21st century. Right now "Dentyne" is owned by the candy beverage maker of "Cadbury-Schweppes", but this won't always be the case. Back in the year 2000 "Pfizer Inc." the giant pharmaceutical briefly owned the brand before selling it off when it merged with "Warner-Lambert".
The future coup that I envision of the Dentyne brand will completely alter the landscape in how dental care is advertised globally. Besides how dental products are manufactured and tailored to the global consumer at large. Consider a marketing ad campaign where its touted as environmentally friendly since it is saliva activated needing no water whatsoever to use. Where traditionally we all need to use copious amounts of water in order to brush our teeth after ideally every meal each day.
The very first iteration or generation of the Dentyne Tablet will have a bland medicinal sterile generic taste similar as to how Listerine as a mouth wash first appeared. Later versions will introduce the typical mint, fruity, candy, and snack bar flavors. The last two of the candy and snack bar flavors will be popular hits amongst parents. With getting their children to follow-up with dental care after every meal. Since the parent will trick the young child that the Dentyne Tablet is actually a snack after dessert with a candy or snack bar flavor. In order to promote oral mouth care flora for everyday hygiene needs. The longer the tablet is sucked on the greater lasting benefits will be offered. Versus someone just biting and swallowing the tablet immediately offering little to none oral hygiene benefits. By the 3rd or 4th generation of the tablet there will be teeth whitening and even oral tooth ache infection prevention. Aiding dentists in cutting back oral infections that break out for one reason or another from lack of proper oral hygiene care.
This is what I envision using my intuitive forecasting coupled with futuristic trends for society as a whole to their own benefit. Dental oral care is often the bell weather barometer to how one's own health is overall throughout the physical body, and not in exception to it. Health and dental care should not be viewed as separate to each other, but actually complimentary disciplines. What I foresee may be hit or miss in my own assumptions of the technology of daily oral hygiene care. Certainly I hope otherwise as it will be fascinating to experience nonetheless be it my interpretation or a similar futuristic trend in the world at large.