Oral B pushing boundaries

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If you think that brushing your teeth will still be the same in the next 10 years, think again. Oral B has introduced its SmartSeries Bluetooth Toothbrush recently and it could change the way you brush.

This new product will help you clean your mouth better than yourself and it will give you feedback on your brushing and regime.

Once you’ve connected it with you iPhone or Android-powered phone, the timer set at a default period of two minutes will begin to countdown. Why two minutes? That is the recommended time one should spend brushing your teeth. 

The app automatically sets 30 seconds for each side of the quadrant of your mouth so that you can get a good thorough brushing. If you are brushing too hard on your teeth, it will prompt you to reduce the pressure. You can also increase the time of brushing yourself for certain parts of your teeth but please speak to your dentist about this, so that you get the side that needs more attention the right amount of cleaning.

After brushing, the app will subsequently remind you to brush your tongue and followed by flossing your teeth.

Of course, Oral B is not that cruel to have you stare at your phone with no other purpose during the brushing. Can you imagine looking at it with your half-opened eyes without a purpose? It would be a struggle. Hence, the app will provide you with news headlines, weather, brushing tips and inspirational quotes. 

The Oral B SmartSeries Bluetooth Toothbrush is going at USD159 at the moment but will have cheaper options coming out later this year.

My personal thought? Many people I meet daily do need this toothbrush.

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