Smart toothbrush to digitise oral health
DENTII toothbrush sends user’s data to their dental professional for analysis via smartphone app
A smart toothbrush that can digitally map the geometry of a patient’s mouth, plotting the brushing paths and pressure, is making its UAE debut at the AEEDC conference which starts today.
The DENTII toothbrush connects via a smartphone app, sending user’s data to their dental professional for analysis, who will, if necessary, inform their patient on how to improve their dental routine.
Further development of the toothbrush will prompt users to go to the dentist or dental hygienist at early signs of oral health issues, which the developer Dr Sunny Sihra says will become the world’s first oral cancer screening tool.
“As a dentist it concerns me that while the rest of the world has moved on with technology, transforming almost every area of health and fitness, the oral healthcare market has hardly changed. Even my own patients are using products designed decades ago,” Dr Sihra said. “This is why I teamed up with designer David Fowler who has extensive knowledge of the luxury and technology markets to design DENTII.”
The toothbrush works with single-use brush heads made of biodegradable corn starch which address the hygiene issues found in multiple-use brush heads, namely the daily increased contamination by bacteria, fungus and chemicals typically found in bathrooms. The brush heads are made of natural materials that break down over time and can be disposed of in the same way as discarded food, or simply composted.
The electric toothbrushes are manufactured in aluminium with silver, gold or rose gold versions with the bases featuring a range of wood finishes.
The new DENTII range will be launched on Kickstarter on February 20 2018, with the first toothbrushes available at the end of the year.