A new toothbrush is coming to the U.S. this fall that can sync with your smart phone to make sure that you are brushing thoroughly. What do you think? Is this something you would invest in? Read on to learn more, and thanks for visiting Endostoch of North Palm Beach, Florida.
Scrub the front, quickly hit the back, rinse and call it a day. I’ll come clean about it: I don’t spend more than an average of 30 seconds brushing my teeth. Unless, of course, I’ve got a dentist appointment coming up, then I’ll work on them for a minute or two.
But this past week I’ve attempted to brush up my act—or at least my teeth—with Oral-B’s SmartSeries Bluetooth toothbrush. Nope, not even the centuries-old toothbrush is safe from smartphone connectivity, thanks to the Internet of Things typhoon that’s sweeping through household electronics.
The new electric toothbrush, starting at $160, is now on sale in parts of Europe and is coming to the U.S. this fall. The brush pairs with your iPhone or Android phone to coach you through your brushing regimen. It gives you feedback about your brushing habits with the grand goal of getting you to brush for the dentist-recommended, though seemingly interminable, two minutes.
“Really? Hasn’t this gone a little too far? What’s next, connected toilet paper?” I can hear you asking yourself. There’s no doubt that this seems like another “Do we really need this?” product. But it’s great for people like me who have outgrown bubble-gum-flavored toothpaste and Justin Bieber singing toothbrushes. The brush and its app have had me so engaged that I’ve tripled my usual brushing time.
As you’d expect from Oral-B (one of Procter & Gamble’s many brands), the newest SmartSeries looks and acts like any other high-end electric toothbrush, complete with replaceable brush heads, an inductive charger and six customizable modes, including tongue cleaning. But as soon as you pair the brush with your phone it becomes the smartest toothbrush ever to grace your molars.
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