What Is a Smart Toothbrush?

We have smart phones, so why not “smart toothbrushes”?

The world’s first Internet-connected toothbrush is said to help its users to “brush smarter.”

This smart toothbrush was unveiled on Sunday, January 5, 2014, at the Consumer Electronics Show. The innovative device includes a sensor that detects how much tartar is being removed during brushing. The smart toothbrush also records brushing activity so its users can maintain a consistent cleaning each time.

The device conveys the information wirelessly to a smartphone app — a decidedly useful aid for parents who want to keep an eye on their small children’s oral hygiene efforts. The app can tell users if they have missed hard-to-clean areas or are not brushing well enough. This product also has graphs and images to promote a little healthy competition to improve.

So, if you want to update your oral hygiene practices into the 21st century, look into trying a smart toothbrush!