Tooth Technology

Smartphones have become an integral part of our everyday lives. Whether it’s to check the current weather, order something online or pay some bills they have been able to connect us to the things that are important and do it in a way to supports the mobility of an active lifestyle.

It was only a matter of time before how we brush our teeth would also be benefitted through the use of our smartphones as well. “Oral-B at the ongoing Mobile World Congress unveiled its smart, connected toothbrush. The company says that its new smart toothbrush dubbed Oral-B Genius is able to take better care of your dental hygiene.The Smart Series model uses motion sensors and more interestingly your smartphone camera to track your dental cleanliness. The smart brush from Oral-B also utilises position detection, SmartRing lighting system to track location, pressure, and brushing time.

Users will be able to monitor and control the features from the Oral-B app on their smartphone. A user is required to put their smartphone in a holder on the mirror in front of them, and open the Oral-B app to get feedback in real time. A user is supposed to sync data with their toothbrush, at least, every two weeks and these pieces of information can also be shared with their dentist. The toothbrush can be charged by plugging the toothbrush using a USB cable. The Oral-B Genius toothbrush tells users how well they have brushed their teeth, and what areas could use some more efforts. The company insists that based on its study, about 80 percent people don’t spend enough time cleaning their teeth.”

The future is here and a device like this may truly be able to revolutionize not only the dental industry but the oral health of people around the world. When this becomes mainstream and is paired with regular visits to your Ottawa dentist, your oral health will be the best it can be.

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