I haven’t always followed the best daily teeth cleaning ritual, but as I’ve gotten older, my habits have improved. That’s because I realized that oral health is not only important for providing a great smile, but it is important for one’s overall health.
Using an electric toothbrush has been shown to remove more plaque than a manual toothbrush. The Oral B Genius 9600 Rechargeable Toothbrush takes it to the next level. You probably have a smartphone, a smart TV, a smart home assistant, a smart thermostat…why not a smart toothbrush? [Disclosure: I received a complimentary Oral B Genius 9600 Rechargeable Toothbrush in order to write this blog post.]
- Oral-B Genius 9000 rechargeable electric toothbrush handle
- Charging station
- Toothbrush head storage compartment
- 3 x Brush heads (1 x Pro Gum Care, 1 x Cross Action, 1 X 3D White)
- Smart travel case in
- Smart travel case charger
- Smartphone holder
How to Use the Smartphone Holder
The Oral B Genius 9600 Rechargeable Toothbrush uses Bluetooth and facial recognition technology to ensure you are brushing properly. In order to set it up, you need to download the Oral B app to your smartphone. Then you connect your smartphone to the smartphone holder and connect the holder to your bathroom mirror or tiled surface. There is a lever and suction cup on the back of the smartphone holder which allows you to do this. You open the app and then make sure that your face is aligned in the circle that appears on the app. This can be a bit finicky – it may mean you have to remove the smartphone holder and move it higher or lower on your bathroom mirror – but you will probably get a sense of where the smartphone holder needs to be secured on your mirror as you use the app more often.
The app uses position detection to locate which areas of your mouth you are brushing and can determine if you have missed any quadrants. The app can also tell you whether you are applying too much pressure to your teeth…it will flash red as will the smart ring on your toothbrush. I found this information very helpful because I tend to press my electric toothbrush too hard against my teeth thinking that it will clean them better, when in fact it is causing damage to the surface of my teeth.
The timer shows you how much time you are brushing in each quadrant of your mouth. I tend to brush my teeth for about one minute so watching the timer encourages me to continue brushing until the recommended two minutes. And if you get bored during the two minutes, the app will flash the latest weather forecast and news to keep you entertained. I also like that you can choose from 12 colours to personalize the 360 SmartRing with LED lights.
Check out my results. I scored 90%! I’ll have to make sure that I fully brush each quadrant in my mouth.
The Oral B Genius 9600 has six brushing modes to choose from: daily clean, whitening, pro clean, sensitive, tongue cleaning and gum care.
The charger can be charged using different voltages so you can bring this toothbrush with you when traveling. The premium Smart Travel Case is really well designed because you can charge your toothbrush and smartphone with a USB using only one wall plug. You can also rest your smartphone in the travel case.
The Oral B Genius 9600 holds a charge for about 12 days. The toothbrush will flash red when the battery is getting low.
I believe that my teeth cleaning habits are going to improve dramatically by using the Oral B Genius 9600.