New Toothbrush Lets Your Dentist Spy on Your Brushing Habits



Today in inventions you never knew you needed: the “smart” toothbrush. This week, at Barcelona’s Mobile Congress 2014, Oral-B unveiled the latest in cavity-fighting gadgets, the Bluetooth 4.0 Toothbrush.

The SmartSeries electric toothbrush sends information about your brushing patterns to your phone as you scrub away at your pearly whites. Then, post-brush, your phone tells you how you’re doing and suggests improvements in your teeth-brushing technique.

I’m not really sure how I feel about this invention: Excited? Or terribly self-conscious.

The best (or worst, depending on how you look at it) part? You can opt to have all of your toothbrushing data sent straight to your dentist. This way, you can get pro-pointers on your technique between office visits.

Oral-B’s Bluetooth 4.0 Toothbrush will be for sale in the U.S. in June.

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