Believe it or not, most humans are sub-par at the process of proper tooth brushing. As a result, many dentists are now recommending the use of an electric toothbrush, if only to ensure our mouths are being cleaned the way they should be.
The problem with that however, is that even the most popular electric toothbrushes have their own set of challenges. They can be expensive, fragile, and require just as much professional training as an old-fashioned manual in order to get the most out of them.
Before you dish out way too much money on a lackluster brush, check out the high-tech benefits of the latest in smart toothbrush technology.
Bluetooth Technology Trains You in Proper Brushing Technique
Many of the latest smart toothbrushes are Bluetooth enabled, allowing you to connect your brush directly to your smartphone for the most in-depth and focused brushing session possible.
Specific apps available for installation on your smartphone will link to your brush and help you better visualize the interior of your mouth. Some apps even offer targeted narration that encourages you to give a little extra attention to the most commonly missed and tough-to-reach spots of your mouth.
As you get better at giving each individual tooth the attention it deserves, these apps will notify you and offer praise so that you can leave the house confident and take pride in a job well done.
Sensors that Help Guide You to the Right Amount of Pressure
Most dentists agree that one of the worst habits most people have when brushing their teeth is pushing too hard. To help alleviate this problem, the newest smart toothbrushes are equipped with sophisticated sensors that can sense whether you’re putting too much force into your brushing motions.
If you begin to venture into “harmful force” territory, the handle of some models will begin to gently vibrate, helping you notice it when you’re pressing too hard and helping you correct it, even if you’re still half asleep in the morning.
Flexible Brush Heads and Lightweight, Easy-to-Grip Designs
Many of your standard electric toothbrush models are infamous for being bulky, heavy, and rigid. Smart toothbrush manufacturers have dedicated specific attention to this problem with their most recent models.
Textured handle grips have made these new brushes easier to hold without feeling like a dumbbell. Additionally, your higher-end brands offer ergonomic designs and flexible brush heads that can reach every crevice of your teeth and remove even the most stubborn plaque.
This is especially beneficial if your smart brush model is compatible with a guided brushing app, as those features will have your brush head bending around corners you didn’t even know existed.
So What’s the Catch?
All of this advanced brushing tech sounds delightful, but If there’s any downside to jumping on the smart toothbrush train, it’s the price of many of these futuristic gadgets.
Most quality models could easily cost you upwards of $100, with the fanciest models coming with the hefty price tag of $250. However, considering the many benefits to your dental hygiene and the inflated cost of some electric toothbrushes that don’t offer this smart technology, it may very well be worth digging a bit deeper into your pocket. After all, the health of your teeth is on the line!
To learn more about proper brushing technique or to discuss the pros and cons of many up-and-coming smart toothbrush models, talk to the pros at Cirocco Dental today.