There’s An App For That: Improve Your Brushing Habits With Oral B’s Smart Toothbrush

The Oral B Smart Series 7000 has yet to go up for sale, but already it is gaining a lot of attention due to the fact it is controlled by 4.0 Bluetooth, and can sync with your Android or Apple mobile device. The free accompanying app offered by Oral B actually tracks how often you brush your teeth, along with your style of brushing. Charted on a neat graph, this information will prove telling to both you and your orthodontist. While some have reacted sarcastically to the news, saying they can live without a Bluetooth toothbrush, the number of cavities Americans accumulate each year suggests otherwise.

Do You Really Need A Smart Toothbrush?

One of the largest battles people face against oral bacteria is not brushing teeth long enough, or often enough. To avoid dental hygiene issues, you should brush your teeth for 2-3 minutes, about 2-3 times per day.  It’s also common to mess up on brushing technique, unknowingly missing entire areas of your mouth so that plaque can go wild in neglected corners. Oral B’s latest toothbrush is expected to help change all of this, allowing common tooth brushing errors to be a thing of the past.

This app-synched toothbrush can store up to 20 different teeth brushing sessions, which can then be uploaded onto your mobile device so that your dentist can review your brushing habits between visits–this visibility alone might promote some to brush their teeth more often! Even without an app, your dentist can tell if you brush your teeth regularly or only right before each visit, but having access to your exact oral hygiene habits is still beneficial. For example, if you are prone to a certain type of cavity your dentist can more easily direct your current brushing habits in the right direction. Since this toothbrush tracks your every stroke, the Oral B Smart Series 7000 actually allows your orthodontist to preprogram your toothbrush based on the shape and health of your mouth and teeth.

4 Awesome Smart Toothbrush Features

Oral B’s smart toothbrush oscillates, rotates, and scrubs for a deep clean; plus, it tracks your brushing, but what else can it do? Procter and Gamble’s global vice president for Oral Care, Wayne Randall, says, “…we believe it will have significant impact on the future of personal oral care, providing data-based solutions for oral health, and making the relationship between dental professionals and patients a more collaborative one.” Perhaps some of Randall’s confidence comes from the many standard features this new toothbrush will come stock with.

Here are 4 neat features Oral B’s Bluetooth smart toothbrush offers:

This toothbrush isn’t only about tracking how often you brush your teeth; you can also change the speed of the brush heads, along with the pattern of the bristle movements.

  1. Improper brushing can lead to problems, something this toothbrush aids to fix, blinking red if you are pressing too hard while brushing to help you improve your brushing techniques.
  2. Enjoy versatility with the 6 different cleaning modes you can set this toothbrush on, including deep clean, daily clean, tongue brushing, gum cleaning, and sensitive care.
  3. Do you ever get bored brushing your teeth? Oral B thought of this too, adding entertainment, news headlines, and weather reports to the accompanying app for entertainment while you brush.

When Can You Get Your Own Smart Toothbrush?

Oral B’s latest smart toothbrush, the Smart Series 7000, will be available in Germany Spring 2014, and will be available to US consumers in June of 2014. The list price is whispered around $220- $273, if this toothbrush operates as great as it recently appeared at the Mobile World Congress in Spain the investment will pay off. After all, properly maintaining oral health is key to fighting off cavities and other costly oral health issues. This is only the start of smarter oral care, Oral B will eventually release an entire line of smart toothbrushes that use Bluetooth and app technology, plus who knows what else, to keep your teeth looking pearly white and free of cavities. At 360 Orthodontics, your leading Los Angeles Orthodontics provider, we can’t wait to see what the future of dental related technology holds.