What’s the right way to brush your teeth? That all depends on who you ask. Despite being taught dental care from a young age, the proper technique for getting the job done is still up for debate, with even professionals at odds over the topic. Luckily, Oral B has our backs. The company’s tooth care experts have taken the act of brushing next level with the launch of an artificially-intelligent brush that will not only guide you through the process based on your pre-formed habits, it just may be the best electric toothbrush for receding gums. Say hello to the Oral B Genius X ($179.94, Originally $219.94, Amazon).
This electric toothbrush of the future, which was released in October, uses smart sensors to keep track of your brushing time, ensuring that your chompers get the full recommended two minutes they deserve. It also analyzes your individual brushing style, providing real-time feedback about the amount of pressure you’re using and whether you’re missing certain areas in your mouth.
Press too hard, and a red light will appear on the handle, warning you to reduce your pressure, the speed will reduce, and the pressure will stop. That’s good news for those suffering from receding gums, which can be impacted by brushing too hard.
This type of individualized approach to dental care may be even more effective than the American Dental Association-recommended Bass technique (moving the brush back and forth in short, wide strokes at a 45 degree angle to your gums) according to a 2014 study published in the British Dental Journal, which found little consensus among dental professionals about the correct way to get the job done.
“Frankly, the best technique is whatever each person needs to do for their particular dental situation,” New York-based dentist Michael Yunker, DDS., told the Eastman Institute for Oral Health.
The Oral B Genius X helps you do just that thanks to its Bluetooth-enabled technology, which allows you to seamlessly connect your mobile device for use with the company’s Oral B app.
Additionally, it’s rounded brush head is modeled after a professional dentist tool and uses a combination of oscillation, rotation, and pulsation to effectively remove gum disease-causing plaque — another leading cause of receding gums.
It has six brushing modes, including one for whitening, gum care, tongue cleaning, and sensitive teeth, and comes in an array of fun color options.
It also comes with three brush heads, a charger, and a travel case that can charge your brush and your phone!
Reviewers are certainly impressed: Wrote one, “What has been really amazing is how well this brush cleans my teeth. As I got older, my gums seem to have retreated and expose [a] greater amount of teeth. And three years ago, I started seeing a brown color build up at the bottom of my teeth. I tried brushing it for three years with no result. [After] one month with this brush, 80 percent of that brown build up is gone. And I continue to see improvement every week.”
The customer also raved about its battery life, noting that it can run for up to two weeks without a charge.
Another added: “I really like that I don’t over/under brush. No more guessing. This was recommended to me by my dentist to help avoid gum recession.”
Healthier teeth and happier gums? Yes, please!
Where to buy: $179.94 (Originally $219.94), Amazon
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