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PoppitsĀ® Toothpaste Pods

Fresh toothpaste sealed inside a soft gel pod that melts in your mouth.

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Toothpaste without a tube.
Poppits are individual pods of toothpaste. The small minty pod dissolves in your mouth as you brush releasing a fresh burst of gel toothpaste.
Rinse with water for a clean mouth and healthy teeth!

No waste.  No plastic tube.  No mess.

"I think it's genius!" - Matt Lauer, The Today Show

Kids love it!
Kids Poppits® come in fun colors and contain fruit flavored fluoride toothpaste. It makes oral care FUN!  They love the sensation of popping it in their mouth and the burst of fruity flavor.
Unique Possibilities
The water-soluble film can be colored, flavored and even printed upon using edible ink, creating endless marketing possibilities.  Everything from hotel logos to TV characters can be printed right onto the pods!



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How does this Idea redesign unrecyclable small format plastic items that often end up as waste?

DID YOU KNOW?
On average over 1.3 billion plastic toothpaste tubes are dumped in our landfills every year.
 
Plastic tubes take up to 500 years to biodegrade!
Our cardboard packaging is environmentally-friendly and biodegradable.
You'll be doing your part to reduce plastic pollution by eliminating use of plastic toothpaste tubes.
You're welcome Mother Nature!

Which use cases does your Idea apply to?

This is a game changer for the global toothpaste industry.

At what stage of development is your Idea?

  • Prototyping: You have conducted some small tests or experiments with prospective users and will continue developing idea through these tests.

Please describe from where your Idea emerged

Wayne Solan (inventor and CEO) was cleaning his bathroom after guests had stayed. He looked at a messy squeezed up tube of toothpaste with excess gunk around the nozzle and simply thought "somebody should invent a better way to use toothpaste; something like little toothpaste pods that melt in your mouth". And that was it! He patented the idea, worked with a lab to engineer the film and boom; Poppits® were born!

Tell us about your work experience

Wayne Solan - CEO and inventor: https://www.linkedin.com/in/wayne-solan-50785a8/

Alan Daly - Chief Operations Officer: https://www.linkedin.com/in/alan-daly-a3b58943/

Please describe your legal and organizational structure

Dental Development Systems LLC. is based in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

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Hi Poppits Toothpaste Team,

Wow, such a great idea. I can see why there are multiple applauds for your idea.
This idea appears to be innovative and sustainable for long term growth in so many ways - biodegradable and environmentally friendly, mess-free, great for travelling, partnerships with hotels and branding etc. I like how you've adapted an everyday household product.

I'm interested to know a little more.....
1. As part of your business model are you specifically only targeting children?
2. Have you established any partnerships for branding your films yet? ie. hotels, brands?
3. Also, how has your product evolved? What type of changes have you applied after prototyping and feedback to your original design/business model?

Cheers,
Vanessa S

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