Open wide…It’s time to brush up on your dental health with the help of the Oral-B SmartSeries electric toothbrush, which gives your pearly whites the once-over and connects to your phone via Bluetooth. It’s a bluetoothbrush!
Experts reckon you’re supposed to brush your teeth for two minutes each session, but most people don’t. To get you into the habit of brushing properly, the SmartSeries talks to your phone via Bluetooth 4.0 and shows a countdown on your phone to make sure you don’t short-change your chompers. And at certain intervals, the brush vibrates to let you know it’s time to move on to the next part of your mouth.
In the companion app you can adjust the timer to suit your own brushing needs. And you can change the onscreen view from a plain countdown to a picture of a mouth, showing where you need to be brushing. Those intervals can be adjusted too, to spend more time on the specific parts of your mouth that need extra attention.
Also inside the brush is a pressure sensor. When you press too hard as you brush, the app flashes red to tell you to go easy on your gnashers.
If the prospect of a dazzling smile isn’t enough to keep you brushing properly, the app also gamifies the whole process of cleaning your teeth. The app congratulates you on streaks of good behaviour, and awards trophies such as “Power user” or “Early riser.” No lollypops, though.