While electric toothbrushes have long been touted as better than their feeble manual counterparts, there’s now a new kid on the block: electric toothbrushes with Artificial Intelligence.
Oral-B has just launched a brand new electric toothbrush that features the same technology that lies behind driverless vehicles and robots that diagnose diseases.
The Oral-B Genius X essentially has the same mechanics and appearance of its cheaper Bluetooth-connected predecessor the Oral-B Genius , but this time with AI-learning behaviours, able to track where you are actually brushing (and not brushing enough) in your mouth to generate personalised feedback via the Oral-B app.
You can either watch the app in real-time on your phone as you brush to ensure you get every last tooth, or save all the juicy insights for when you’re next bored on the train, and can scroll back and scout out any bad habits.
After brushing the Oral-B app will score you out of 100% taking account of how long you brush for, whether you press too hard and how effective your overall brushing coverage is
Over time, the app provides guidance on how to improve your brushing habits to help coach you to the best level of care for a healthy, happy smile. A bit like bringing a hygienist into your home, but without you being able to fake it.
But all that robotics doesn’t come cheap, with the new Oral-B Genius X setting you back a hefty £170 at Amazon and Boots.
But if that’s your maximum, invest now while it’s still on sale for its introductory price tag, before the all-knowing brush reverts back to its full RRP – a whopping £340.
There’s two colours to choose from (rose gold or black) and as well as the genuinely useful tech, there’s also some bonus flashy features too, such as six different brushing modes to choose from depending on what your goal is (although for most of us, that’s surely always whitening…), as well as the ability for each member of the family to pick a different customised colour and setting.
Despite only launching a month ago, the toothbrush has already racked up almost 650 reviews on Amazon , with 72% of users giving it five stars, followed by 19% awarding it four out of five.
Who knows, having your own robotic dentist in your bathroom might even save you some money off your next real-life appointment…