A Toothbrush with an app- The minty-fresh future is here


Medically reviewed by  Dr. Vidhi Bhanushali Kabade BDS, TCC

Last updated Apr 8, 2024

Medically reviewed by  Dr. Vidhi Bhanushali Kabade BDS, TCC

Last updated Apr 8, 2024

Brushing your teeth is one of those mundane things you probably do without thinking in the morning, and try your best to avoid at night. Listen, we get it. Brushing is boring sometimes. You’ve learnt too many wrong ways to do it, and now you’re done with dentists telling you the right way to brush your teeth. Here’s the latest in tooth brushing tech– use a Dental care app! 

The future of Oral Care – Brushing can now get even more easier!

It doesn’t come as a surprise to anyone that apps have permeated into dentistry as well. Can anyone live without their phones nowadays?  Companies like Colgate and Oral B have come up with Bluetooth brushes- these are electric toothbrushes with sensors in them. When you download the connected dental care app, the sensors will relay data to your phone in real-time. This data tells you how you’re brushing your teeth and where you’ve missed. The app can also tell you how much pressure you used and whether it was optimal for your teeth.

Dental care apps are also super customizable. If you’ve recently had a gum infection in a particular area and have been advised to clean that part differently, you can include that in your dental care app. The app will even coach you through it! There are alarms to tell you when your three minutes are up, and to make things more fun, the app even makes motivational noises- “You can do it! Keep it up!”

Kid-friendly dental care for parents who just need a break 


Parents- do not fret. It is notoriously hard to get our kids to sit down and brush, but this toothbrush by Kolibree has your back. The dental care app connected to this brush also has a game where the character moves with the toothbrush. Your kids can play while they brush their teeth, and soon, while nearing bedtime, your kids will want to brush their teeth all on their own.

Do I really need this?

We know what you’re thinking. Do I really need a smart toothbrush? And the short answer is- yes. The whole world is now getting so digitalized. Then why not go digital with your toothbrush too? These interactive toothbrushes are almost a no-brainer for kids, but adults too. While manual or electric toothbrushes are enough to get the job done, sometimes you can miss areas of your mouth consistently by adhering to one technique.

With these apps, you’ll have complete information on your brushing technique. You’ll know about the frequency of your brushing, the optimum pressure you should be using, and areas where you should concentrate more. It also has a timer to make sure you’re not over brushing your teeth. These toothbrushes also have pressure sensors to make sure you save your teeth from getting eroded and future teeth sensitivity.

Dental care apps with smart toothbrushes surely are an investment. If you’re brushing your teeth exactly right, you won’t need to get those pesky root canals anymore, and according to us, what’s a better investment than the one you make in yourself?

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