IntelliDent, Vero Beach, Fla, a division of E4 Technologies Inc, has launched The Toothbrush Shield. The new product is designed to replace the plastic snap-on caps that have been proven to trap and breed bacteria. The Toothbrush Shield is a disposable, breathable shield that acts like a surgical mask for a toothbrush. The Shield is made of an antimicrobial nonwoven material that wicks away moisture. According to the company, it is a laboratory-tested 99.9% effective barrier against bacterial and viral transfer from both airborne and surface microbial contact.

The Toothbrush Shield is now available at Walgreens,,, and