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Kolibree's Connected Electric Toothbrush is Like Having a Personal Dentist in Your Phone


As someone who is obsessed with teeth care (seriously, I have floss in my car), I'm always looking for something that will better clean my teeth. But even I have an attention problem when it comes to brushing for a specific amount of time (at least two minutes is best), which is why I really want Kolibree's smart toothbrush, which is currently killing it at CES in Las Vegas.

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“Making sure that all teeth are properly brushed is critical. Kolibree might very well be the next evolutionary step in dental prevention that clinicians, who have patients that need to improve oral hygiene, have been waiting for,” says Dr. Holly Hasegawa, DDS, MS (Seattle, WA).

Calling it the "world's first connected electric toothbrush," Kolibree's brush analyzes your brushing habits and shows them to you on the corresponding app. It lets you know if you brushed for long enough and if you got all those nooks and crannies you need to get to keep plaque away.

With a scoring system, you can use it as a daily game, something to keep you in check. Several people can have a profile on the same app, which means that an entire family can do it together. It even gives kids points when they do well, which encourages them to keep up a healthy routine. The battery should last you a week without having to recharge. When it's time, all you do is sit the brush on its powerbase, which attaches via magnet.

Kolibree works with the iPhone 4S, 5, 5S, 5C, the iPod Touch 5, Samsung Galaxy III and S4, and more devices are expected soon. The brush will be available for pre-order through Kickstarter later in the year, priced between $99 and $199, and shipped worldwide from France. Replacement heads will also be available for around $18 for a pack of three.


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Our Verdict

Oral-B's SmartSeries Bluetooth toothbrush makes you pay more attention to dental hygiene, but we wish it did more for its high price.

  • Easy-to-use app
  • Comprehensive features
  • Timer auto starts when you start brushing
  • Focused care tool for customized care

Against

Ten out of 10 dentists agree: Toothbrushes are getting smarter. Although it's not the first company to join the growing connected-toothbrush market, Oral-B is the most established one to enter the space. But whereas other smart-toothbrush makers like Kolibree and Grush use a gaming focus to target kids, Oral-B's SmartSeries electric toothbrushes (starting at $160) are made for grown-ups who are serious about oral hygiene.

The Oral-B SmartSeries 7000 looks like most other electric toothbrushes. It's like someone stuck a manual (or regular) toothbrush into a fat, electric handle. The biggest clues that this is a connected brush are the Bluetooth logo below the power button and the indicator symbols that light up (in blue) to show connectivity and battery level.

A rubberized grip on the back of the brush has a raised ridge on it to prevent slipping, and indicator lights above. If you apply too much pressure — which could hurt your teeth and gums — the lights glow red.

The $220 bundle comes with four other brush heads that you can swap out depending on your brushing profile (Daily Clean, Deep Clean, Whitening or Tongue Cleaning). You also get a holder to keep the four brush heads that is attached to a charging stand for the handle. Oral-B also throws in a SmartGuide, a small digital clock that you can put beside your sink to time how long you've been brushing.


Oral-B SmartSeries Bluetooth Toothbrush Review

Our Verdict

Oral-B's SmartSeries Bluetooth toothbrush makes you pay more attention to dental hygiene, but we wish it did more for its high price.

  • Easy-to-use app
  • Comprehensive features
  • Timer auto starts when you start brushing
  • Focused care tool for customized care

Against

Ten out of 10 dentists agree: Toothbrushes are getting smarter. Although it's not the first company to join the growing connected-toothbrush market, Oral-B is the most established one to enter the space. But whereas other smart-toothbrush makers like Kolibree and Grush use a gaming focus to target kids, Oral-B's SmartSeries electric toothbrushes (starting at $160) are made for grown-ups who are serious about oral hygiene.

The Oral-B SmartSeries 7000 looks like most other electric toothbrushes. It's like someone stuck a manual (or regular) toothbrush into a fat, electric handle. The biggest clues that this is a connected brush are the Bluetooth logo below the power button and the indicator symbols that light up (in blue) to show connectivity and battery level.

A rubberized grip on the back of the brush has a raised ridge on it to prevent slipping, and indicator lights above. If you apply too much pressure — which could hurt your teeth and gums — the lights glow red.

The $220 bundle comes with four other brush heads that you can swap out depending on your brushing profile (Daily Clean, Deep Clean, Whitening or Tongue Cleaning). You also get a holder to keep the four brush heads that is attached to a charging stand for the handle. Oral-B also throws in a SmartGuide, a small digital clock that you can put beside your sink to time how long you've been brushing.


Oral-B SmartSeries Bluetooth Toothbrush Review

Our Verdict

Oral-B's SmartSeries Bluetooth toothbrush makes you pay more attention to dental hygiene, but we wish it did more for its high price.

  • Easy-to-use app
  • Comprehensive features
  • Timer auto starts when you start brushing
  • Focused care tool for customized care

Against

Ten out of 10 dentists agree: Toothbrushes are getting smarter. Although it's not the first company to join the growing connected-toothbrush market, Oral-B is the most established one to enter the space. But whereas other smart-toothbrush makers like Kolibree and Grush use a gaming focus to target kids, Oral-B's SmartSeries electric toothbrushes (starting at $160) are made for grown-ups who are serious about oral hygiene.

The Oral-B SmartSeries 7000 looks like most other electric toothbrushes. It's like someone stuck a manual (or regular) toothbrush into a fat, electric handle. The biggest clues that this is a connected brush are the Bluetooth logo below the power button and the indicator symbols that light up (in blue) to show connectivity and battery level.

A rubberized grip on the back of the brush has a raised ridge on it to prevent slipping, and indicator lights above. If you apply too much pressure — which could hurt your teeth and gums — the lights glow red.

The $220 bundle comes with four other brush heads that you can swap out depending on your brushing profile (Daily Clean, Deep Clean, Whitening or Tongue Cleaning). You also get a holder to keep the four brush heads that is attached to a charging stand for the handle. Oral-B also throws in a SmartGuide, a small digital clock that you can put beside your sink to time how long you've been brushing.


Oral-B SmartSeries Bluetooth Toothbrush Review

Our Verdict

Oral-B's SmartSeries Bluetooth toothbrush makes you pay more attention to dental hygiene, but we wish it did more for its high price.

  • Easy-to-use app
  • Comprehensive features
  • Timer auto starts when you start brushing
  • Focused care tool for customized care

Against

Ten out of 10 dentists agree: Toothbrushes are getting smarter. Although it's not the first company to join the growing connected-toothbrush market, Oral-B is the most established one to enter the space. But whereas other smart-toothbrush makers like Kolibree and Grush use a gaming focus to target kids, Oral-B's SmartSeries electric toothbrushes (starting at $160) are made for grown-ups who are serious about oral hygiene.

The Oral-B SmartSeries 7000 looks like most other electric toothbrushes. It's like someone stuck a manual (or regular) toothbrush into a fat, electric handle. The biggest clues that this is a connected brush are the Bluetooth logo below the power button and the indicator symbols that light up (in blue) to show connectivity and battery level.

A rubberized grip on the back of the brush has a raised ridge on it to prevent slipping, and indicator lights above. If you apply too much pressure — which could hurt your teeth and gums — the lights glow red.

The $220 bundle comes with four other brush heads that you can swap out depending on your brushing profile (Daily Clean, Deep Clean, Whitening or Tongue Cleaning). You also get a holder to keep the four brush heads that is attached to a charging stand for the handle. Oral-B also throws in a SmartGuide, a small digital clock that you can put beside your sink to time how long you've been brushing.


Oral-B SmartSeries Bluetooth Toothbrush Review

Our Verdict

Oral-B's SmartSeries Bluetooth toothbrush makes you pay more attention to dental hygiene, but we wish it did more for its high price.

  • Easy-to-use app
  • Comprehensive features
  • Timer auto starts when you start brushing
  • Focused care tool for customized care

Against

Ten out of 10 dentists agree: Toothbrushes are getting smarter. Although it's not the first company to join the growing connected-toothbrush market, Oral-B is the most established one to enter the space. But whereas other smart-toothbrush makers like Kolibree and Grush use a gaming focus to target kids, Oral-B's SmartSeries electric toothbrushes (starting at $160) are made for grown-ups who are serious about oral hygiene.

The Oral-B SmartSeries 7000 looks like most other electric toothbrushes. It's like someone stuck a manual (or regular) toothbrush into a fat, electric handle. The biggest clues that this is a connected brush are the Bluetooth logo below the power button and the indicator symbols that light up (in blue) to show connectivity and battery level.

A rubberized grip on the back of the brush has a raised ridge on it to prevent slipping, and indicator lights above. If you apply too much pressure — which could hurt your teeth and gums — the lights glow red.

The $220 bundle comes with four other brush heads that you can swap out depending on your brushing profile (Daily Clean, Deep Clean, Whitening or Tongue Cleaning). You also get a holder to keep the four brush heads that is attached to a charging stand for the handle. Oral-B also throws in a SmartGuide, a small digital clock that you can put beside your sink to time how long you've been brushing.


Oral-B SmartSeries Bluetooth Toothbrush Review

Our Verdict

Oral-B's SmartSeries Bluetooth toothbrush makes you pay more attention to dental hygiene, but we wish it did more for its high price.

  • Easy-to-use app
  • Comprehensive features
  • Timer auto starts when you start brushing
  • Focused care tool for customized care

Against

Ten out of 10 dentists agree: Toothbrushes are getting smarter. Although it's not the first company to join the growing connected-toothbrush market, Oral-B is the most established one to enter the space. But whereas other smart-toothbrush makers like Kolibree and Grush use a gaming focus to target kids, Oral-B's SmartSeries electric toothbrushes (starting at $160) are made for grown-ups who are serious about oral hygiene.

The Oral-B SmartSeries 7000 looks like most other electric toothbrushes. It's like someone stuck a manual (or regular) toothbrush into a fat, electric handle. The biggest clues that this is a connected brush are the Bluetooth logo below the power button and the indicator symbols that light up (in blue) to show connectivity and battery level.

A rubberized grip on the back of the brush has a raised ridge on it to prevent slipping, and indicator lights above. If you apply too much pressure — which could hurt your teeth and gums — the lights glow red.

The $220 bundle comes with four other brush heads that you can swap out depending on your brushing profile (Daily Clean, Deep Clean, Whitening or Tongue Cleaning). You also get a holder to keep the four brush heads that is attached to a charging stand for the handle. Oral-B also throws in a SmartGuide, a small digital clock that you can put beside your sink to time how long you've been brushing.


Oral-B SmartSeries Bluetooth Toothbrush Review

Our Verdict

Oral-B's SmartSeries Bluetooth toothbrush makes you pay more attention to dental hygiene, but we wish it did more for its high price.

  • Easy-to-use app
  • Comprehensive features
  • Timer auto starts when you start brushing
  • Focused care tool for customized care

Against

Ten out of 10 dentists agree: Toothbrushes are getting smarter. Although it's not the first company to join the growing connected-toothbrush market, Oral-B is the most established one to enter the space. But whereas other smart-toothbrush makers like Kolibree and Grush use a gaming focus to target kids, Oral-B's SmartSeries electric toothbrushes (starting at $160) are made for grown-ups who are serious about oral hygiene.

The Oral-B SmartSeries 7000 looks like most other electric toothbrushes. It's like someone stuck a manual (or regular) toothbrush into a fat, electric handle. The biggest clues that this is a connected brush are the Bluetooth logo below the power button and the indicator symbols that light up (in blue) to show connectivity and battery level.

A rubberized grip on the back of the brush has a raised ridge on it to prevent slipping, and indicator lights above. If you apply too much pressure — which could hurt your teeth and gums — the lights glow red.

The $220 bundle comes with four other brush heads that you can swap out depending on your brushing profile (Daily Clean, Deep Clean, Whitening or Tongue Cleaning). You also get a holder to keep the four brush heads that is attached to a charging stand for the handle. Oral-B also throws in a SmartGuide, a small digital clock that you can put beside your sink to time how long you've been brushing.


Oral-B SmartSeries Bluetooth Toothbrush Review

Our Verdict

Oral-B's SmartSeries Bluetooth toothbrush makes you pay more attention to dental hygiene, but we wish it did more for its high price.

  • Easy-to-use app
  • Comprehensive features
  • Timer auto starts when you start brushing
  • Focused care tool for customized care

Against

Ten out of 10 dentists agree: Toothbrushes are getting smarter. Although it's not the first company to join the growing connected-toothbrush market, Oral-B is the most established one to enter the space. But whereas other smart-toothbrush makers like Kolibree and Grush use a gaming focus to target kids, Oral-B's SmartSeries electric toothbrushes (starting at $160) are made for grown-ups who are serious about oral hygiene.

The Oral-B SmartSeries 7000 looks like most other electric toothbrushes. It's like someone stuck a manual (or regular) toothbrush into a fat, electric handle. The biggest clues that this is a connected brush are the Bluetooth logo below the power button and the indicator symbols that light up (in blue) to show connectivity and battery level.

A rubberized grip on the back of the brush has a raised ridge on it to prevent slipping, and indicator lights above. If you apply too much pressure — which could hurt your teeth and gums — the lights glow red.

The $220 bundle comes with four other brush heads that you can swap out depending on your brushing profile (Daily Clean, Deep Clean, Whitening or Tongue Cleaning). You also get a holder to keep the four brush heads that is attached to a charging stand for the handle. Oral-B also throws in a SmartGuide, a small digital clock that you can put beside your sink to time how long you've been brushing.


Oral-B SmartSeries Bluetooth Toothbrush Review

Our Verdict

Oral-B's SmartSeries Bluetooth toothbrush makes you pay more attention to dental hygiene, but we wish it did more for its high price.

  • Easy-to-use app
  • Comprehensive features
  • Timer auto starts when you start brushing
  • Focused care tool for customized care

Against

Ten out of 10 dentists agree: Toothbrushes are getting smarter. Although it's not the first company to join the growing connected-toothbrush market, Oral-B is the most established one to enter the space. But whereas other smart-toothbrush makers like Kolibree and Grush use a gaming focus to target kids, Oral-B's SmartSeries electric toothbrushes (starting at $160) are made for grown-ups who are serious about oral hygiene.

The Oral-B SmartSeries 7000 looks like most other electric toothbrushes. It's like someone stuck a manual (or regular) toothbrush into a fat, electric handle. The biggest clues that this is a connected brush are the Bluetooth logo below the power button and the indicator symbols that light up (in blue) to show connectivity and battery level.

A rubberized grip on the back of the brush has a raised ridge on it to prevent slipping, and indicator lights above. If you apply too much pressure — which could hurt your teeth and gums — the lights glow red.

The $220 bundle comes with four other brush heads that you can swap out depending on your brushing profile (Daily Clean, Deep Clean, Whitening or Tongue Cleaning). You also get a holder to keep the four brush heads that is attached to a charging stand for the handle. Oral-B also throws in a SmartGuide, a small digital clock that you can put beside your sink to time how long you've been brushing.


Oral-B SmartSeries Bluetooth Toothbrush Review

Our Verdict

Oral-B's SmartSeries Bluetooth toothbrush makes you pay more attention to dental hygiene, but we wish it did more for its high price.

  • Easy-to-use app
  • Comprehensive features
  • Timer auto starts when you start brushing
  • Focused care tool for customized care

Against

Ten out of 10 dentists agree: Toothbrushes are getting smarter. Although it's not the first company to join the growing connected-toothbrush market, Oral-B is the most established one to enter the space. But whereas other smart-toothbrush makers like Kolibree and Grush use a gaming focus to target kids, Oral-B's SmartSeries electric toothbrushes (starting at $160) are made for grown-ups who are serious about oral hygiene.

The Oral-B SmartSeries 7000 looks like most other electric toothbrushes. It's like someone stuck a manual (or regular) toothbrush into a fat, electric handle. The biggest clues that this is a connected brush are the Bluetooth logo below the power button and the indicator symbols that light up (in blue) to show connectivity and battery level.

A rubberized grip on the back of the brush has a raised ridge on it to prevent slipping, and indicator lights above. If you apply too much pressure — which could hurt your teeth and gums — the lights glow red.

The $220 bundle comes with four other brush heads that you can swap out depending on your brushing profile (Daily Clean, Deep Clean, Whitening or Tongue Cleaning). You also get a holder to keep the four brush heads that is attached to a charging stand for the handle. Oral-B also throws in a SmartGuide, a small digital clock that you can put beside your sink to time how long you've been brushing.