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Smart toothbrushes have sensors in the head of the toothbrush that send information on your brushing habits to an interactive app on your smartphone, typically via Bluetooth. The app provides feedback on how you are brushing, not just the amount of time but how much pressure you’re applying and if you are hitting all the surfaces in your mouth. Smart toothbrushes are new and exciting and modern into the world of electric toothbrushes.

What Is A Smart Toothbrush?

Smart toothbrushes, also called a Bluetooth toothbrush, connects with an app on your device to provide you with even more insight into your daily oral care routine. They look the same as the electric toothbrushes however they remove up to 10X more plaque and improves your gum health in two weeks. Much like the fitness trackers and smartwatches these toothbrushes connect via Bluetooth technology to provide detailed information. Specifically, the smart toothbrush includes 4 different smart brush head types, 5 modes of cleaning, and up to 31,000 brush strokes per minute. As you brush your smartphone will to a 3 D map of your mouth and can tell you everything from how much time you’re spending to how much pressure you are applying. Some to the apps even show feature news stories, photos and more to engage you while you brush.

What is the Best Smart Toothbrush?

Smart and connected devices help make the process of taking care of our dental hygiene easy and efficient. They combine Bluetooth wireless technology that wirelessly transmits your brushing behavior to your phone’s app. With the advent of electric toothbrushes, teeth brushing is so much easier; the process has even been made better in removing plaque and build-up tartar. As with most technology, experts have sampled the most popular products on the market to determine which smart toothbrush is the best per all mode. The Oral-B Genius (9000 and 8000 modes) and Phillips Sonicare FlexCare Platinum both received high ratings due to excellent design and function. They have…

  • Smart sensor technology
  • Real-time feedback and coaching
  • 3 cleaning and 3 intensity modes
  • Extended battery time
  • Easy USB charging
  • Reminders to change your brush head

Do Smart Toothbrushes Improve Oral Health?

The benefits of the smart toothbrushes with timers are clear, plus smart toothbrushes keep track of your brushing history and performance. This gives you a better sense of how you need to improve your brushing. For example, when your toothbrush says you apply too much pressure, barely brushed an area, or aren’t holding your toothbrush at the right angle, you can fix it. Furthermore, the apps that pair with many of these toothbrushes also feature games, coaching, and rewards to appeal to kids and adults alike. These goals and rewards offer additional motivation to brush properly. When you reach a goal, you may get a virtual trophy or achievement like in video games. For kids, the games turn the chore of brushing into an activity that they can enjoy. Smart toothbrushes have memory and can retain anywhere for 14 to 20 sessions, so if you are on vacation or unable to sync with the app on your phone, you will lose that data. Most of the smart toothbrushes have different cleaning modes including a tongue cleaning mode and a whitening mode to help you focus on your personal level of clean. Overall, the results equal better oral health.


If your dentist or hygienist mentions oral health problems that require more attention, this may be easier to address with a smart toothbrush helping you keep track. Even if you change to a smart toothbrush, you should still see your dentist every six months. Keep in mind, while the toothbrush can be smart and able to alert you to problems with your routine it cannot detect cavities or inflamed gums. At the end of the day, it depends on what you hope to get out of your toothbrush. And who mush help you need with your oral care routines.

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Torbeck Dental treats every patient with dignity and excellent care. We are highly-trained dental professionals with exceptionally friendly and helpful service. We understand that for many, visiting a dentist can be a stressful experience so our comfortable surroundings and compassionate staff will ease any fears you may have. We are here to help you achieve your happiest and healthiest smile! Our dental team are a group experienced professionals using the latest treatments. Our team has the professional experience to realize that there is no such thing as one-size-fits-all treatment, so we never use a one-size-fits-all approach to your dental plan. We provide quality and personalized oral health care while keeping your individuality in mind. Our goal is to improve and maintain your oral health so you can smile with confidence!