According to dentists, many of their patients are in the habit of brushing their teeth by pressing too hard when brushing by hand without the bristles being soft. This damages the gums and promotes tooth sensitivity. With electric toothbrushes, brushing is guided by a pressure sensor and the brushing time is calculated with a timer. Although electric brushes remove more plaque than manual toothbrushes, some residue between the interdental spaces remains inaccessible and sometimes leads to gingivitis. Today, the advent of the smart toothbrush is improving the teeth cleaning experience.
Innovations with the smart toothbrush
The ultrasonic smart toothbrush makes brushing sessions even easier and more effective. It does this by using artificial intelligence and other advanced technologies. This high-tech tool automatically shows you the right brushing strokes for whiter teeth and better dental hygiene. With this AI brush, you will know exactly how to brush your teeth and how long to brush for (2 minutes according to the French Union for Oral Health).
Philips Sonicare DiamondClean Smart: a truly smart electric brush
To offer a more impeccable dental hygiene, Philips offers its brand new connected electric toothbrush: DiamondClean Smart. With this product, it offers brushing assisted by artificial intelligence. The presence of 5 brushing modes (White, Clean, Gum Health, Tongue Care, Deep Clean for cleaning the tongue) is one of the main advantages of this intelligent electric brush. However, its greatest innovation lies in its ability to automatically recognise the mode compatible with the brush connected to the handle, without being coupled to a smartphone.
Another strength is that the DiamondClean Smart electric toothbrush can detect the areas being brushed without using your smartphone. Like Kolibree's connected electric toothbrush, it monitors the consistency of the brush's bristles on the teeth and brushing routines. The various built-in sensors measure, among other things, the angle of the brush, the position of the brush in the mouth and the pressure. Once the smart electric brush is connected to your phone, you will be informed about areas that bleed, where plaque accumulates, where the gums often recede. It will also find out your brushing habits and tell you how to brush your teeth properly accordingly.
Colgate Connect E1
Colgate, the world leader in oral health, produced its first smart toothbrush long before Oral-B. Its flagship model, the Connect E1, features artificial intelligence in the handle to monitor brushing time, surface area cleaned and cleaning frequency. The Connect E1 also features 3-D mapping technology that is used to guide brushing and care for teeth in a targeted manner. This is not the case with the Oral-B toothbrush. The Colgate Connect E1 tells you the correct way to brush your teeth and which areas to prioritise for healthy teeth and gums.
The Colgate Connect E1 toothbrush promises a streamlined and simple operation for optimal cleaning. Its sonic vibrating technology, combined with the pressure sensor, reliably removes plaque. Its slim and intuitive design makes it compatible with a variety of users and easy to store in a travel case with its charger.
Oral-B Genius X: brush with artificial intelligence
This is Oral-B's second invention of a smart electric toothbrush. The artificial intelligence works in conjunction with a smartphone via a Bluetooth link. When the Genius X electric toothbrush is connected, you receive the data collected by the sensors (pressure exerted on the teeth and gums, brushing areas) from the Oral-B application. If the pressure is too high, the area in question turns red. In addition, the Genius X smart connected electric brush can identify your brushing style.
iO: Oral-B's latest smart electric toothbrush
Among Oral-B's smart electric toothbrushes, iO stands out for its AI algorithm capable of recording brushing data in 16 zones of the oral space. In addition, it is equipped with a magnetic reader that creates microvibrations of the bristles. To accommodate sensitive gums and remove stains from the tooth surface efficiently, the Oral-B electric toothbrush comes with 7 intelligent brushing modes. It takes 3 hours to fully recharge. With one battery, this smart brush stays operational for 12.5 days.