This post is sponsored by Crest, but all opinions about Crest’s product are my own.
It seems that everyone has a little black band around their wrist. Inside that little black band is a little device called the Fitbit. The Fitbit is very popular these days. Just in case you have been living in a bubble for the last few years, the Fitbit is a fitness tracker that encourages the wearer to get exercise, perfect their sleeping habits and watch their diet. ABI research estimated that the use of fitness devices and wellness applications would grow to 90 million users by 2014.i Why is the Fitbit so popular? It works like your own personal trainer. People need strong motivation. We love to be guided along a path to good health. The Fitbit provides motivation towards the results you desire. Once you have an understanding of what your habits are, then you can decide what it is that you would like to change.
On the most basic level, we like to improve ourselves with a little bit of vanity thrown in. People who take care of themselves are more attractive. Being in control of one’s health feels good. When we track ourselves, we are able to make adjustments and fix what is not working. We can set a goal and with the help of statistics, arrive at our destination. I have a Fitbit. When I get a text message that I have hit my fitness goals for the day, I swell with pride and hope. I am in awe when my Fitbit tells me that I am awake more than asleep at night.
Have you ever thought about tracking your oral care? Your smile is one of the most important things about you! Smiles create happiness. Knowing that you are in charge of your oral care removes the shadow of stained teeth or bad breath. The link between your oral hygiene and diseases in the body is proven by research and should not be taken lightly.
Oral-B has come out with a revolutionary new toothbrush that puts the smart in smart brush! The Oral-B SmartSeries Electric Toothbrush with Bluetooth Connectivity links to the Oral-B App on your Android or iPhone smartphone. The Oral-B App records length of brushing while providing real time guidance while users brush and records brushing activity. The power brush has a pressure sensor that lets you know if you are brushing too hard, which can damage your gums and the enamel of your teeth, and decelerates until pressure decreases. This App also has the ability to record if you have flossed and brushed your tongue. Remember when you had to guess when was the last time you changed your brush? The Oral-B App will alert you when it is time to replace the brush head. It also keeps track of your daily brushing achievements and reviews your routine with a daily, weekly and monthly summary and stores up to six months of data. You can even earn ‘trophies” for following and sticking with your oral hygiene program through the Dental Care Journeys feature.
As a hygienist I love that I can create personalized routines for my patients.
My patient Julienne has seen great results since she started using the power brush. The Oral-B SmartSeries Electric Toothbrush with Bluetooth Connectivity has allowed her to perfect her brushing habits and has allowed her to be sure that she is brushing effectively. She states, “It is just so easy. I let the brush do the work. I know it is cleaning correctly because I can feel the difference. I love the new App! I can track how long I have been brushing each morning and night. It also lets me know if I am brushing too hard. I was a hard brusher. Also my hygienist can let me know if I am on track. It is like having a personal trainer!”
Innovative health care devices are here to stay. Tracking your oral habits with the Oral-B power brush will motivate you to stay focused and bring your oral care to a new level. I encourage you to try it for yourself. For more information about the Oral-B SmartSeries Electric Toothbrush with Bluetooth Connectivity and the Oral-B App, ask your dental professional or visit the website www.oralb.com. Remember, Smiles create happiness, Create Yours!
I received compensation from Crest in exchange for providing this review of Crest’s products, but all opinions are my own.
i Press Release, ABI Research, Ninety Million Wearable Computing Devices Will shipped in 2014 Driven by Sports, Health and Fitness, Jan. 30 2014.
By Contemporary General Dentistry
May 14, 2015