New Dentii toothbrush collects data for better brushing technique and connects users to their dentists
Developed by London-based dentist Dr Sunny Sihra, Dentii –launched on Wednesday 21st February – is a new, high-tech, integrated dental healthcare range comprising sleek electronic toothbrushes, with single use, interchangeable brush heads.
At the core of the Dentii range is a smartphone app that connects to the brush and maps the geometry of a patient’s mouth, noting brushing paths and pressure. Via the app, the data is provided to the user’s dental professional for analysis and then if necessary, they will inform the patient on how to improve their dental routine.
Dentii is designed to be the world’s first toothbrush that can prompt its user to visit the dentist at the early signs of problems. Using patented technology, Dr Sihra says he is keen to develop the system into the world’s first oral cancer screening tool.
Truly hygienic disposable brush heads
The electric toothbrushes are manufactured in anodised aluminium, plus silver, gold, or rose gold versions. The bases are designed with a bespoke range of wood finishes, and travel cases are available in a range of wood finishes.
According to the University of Manchester, UK, the average toothbrush can contain 10million bacteria or more, including E.coli and Staphylococcus aureus. In answer to this, Dentii is introducing its single use, disposable brush head that is fully biodegradable and can either be disposed of alongside discarded food or composted.
The brush head claims to address hygiene issues said to be found in multiple use brush heads; including contamination by bacteria, fungus, and chemicals typically found in bathrooms. The Dentii system is subscription-based so that people always enjoy a fresh supply of brush heads, toothpaste and mouthwash.
Dr Sihra explains, “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. This is why I teamed up with designer David Fowler from City of London-based INDEV to create Dentii.
“By bringing together innovative technology, revolutionary design, fine materials and functionality, we’re providing patients with a truly innovative, unique, and exclusive cleaning experience. It’s not just aesthetically pleasing but represents a world first in this business sector.
“This innovation represents a new era of oral care products that will make a significant contribution to the global oral care market that is set to grow 16% to $43billion in the next five years. We would like to thank everyone who has supported Dentii and taken part in our campaign so far.”
For more information visit http://dentii.co.uk/