A Phone App…For Your Toothbrush?

Woman brushing her teeth
Technology has granted us with the ability to better maintain and organize our lives, and this includes the management of our health. Countless applications and programs are available to help count calories, create exercise programs, and even track menstrual cycles. Dental hygiene is a very important part of our daily routine—and get this, there’s an app for that too!

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The “Beam Brush,” is the first app-connected toothbrush that keeps track of your good brushing habits and earns you real rewards for a clean bill of health. A sensor embedded in the upper part of the brush tracks your activity and syncs it to the company’s app on your smartphone via Bluetooth. The free app is available for both Android and iPhone devices. The recorded data from the app is a great way to give you a better picture of your overall dental health.

For the most part, dentists and oral hygienists appreciate this technology because rather than issuing patients the standard statement “you need to brush and floss more,” doctors can show Beam users where they’re going wrong and how they can improve their oral hygiene.

Not only that, to make sure that you spend enough time scrubbing the insides of your mouth, the Beam Brush will play back a couple of minutes of music, while a tracking sensor goes to work to track your brushing habits. Among the rewards that you can pick up include video games, movie tickets, deals on purses, shoes and clothes.