A smart toothbrush has been unveiled at CES 2020 that can detect and radiate unwanted plaque.
The technical showcase in Las Vegas contains some of the most exciting technology for the coming year and Colgate’s ‘Plaqless Pro’ is one of them.
It glows blue when plaque is detected and then turns white when it is deleted while being synchronized with a smartphone via a Bluetooth connection.
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In addition to the plaque detection sensor, the Plaqless Pro is comparable in terms of possibilities to the Oral-B GeniusX in its ability to make a map of where and what has not been cleaned
Colgate claims that the toothbrush has a built-in sensor that is specially designed to detect the presence of the biofilm for each tooth.
WHAT IS PLAQUE?
Plaque is a soft, sticky film that accumulates on your teeth and contains millions of bacteria.
The bacteria in dental plaque cause tooth decay and gum disease.
Paste that is not removed daily by brushing and flossing between teeth can eventually harden to tartar.
As tartar, plaque and bacteria continue to increase, the gums may become red, swell and possibly bleed when you brush your teeth.
This is called gingivitis, an early stage of gum disease (periodontitis).
With the release of the tech-infused toothbrush, Colgate enters a busy market in smart oral care.
In recent years, it has been largely dominated by Oral-B, with its AI-powered Genius X, which was released last year, giving customers the opportunity to ensure that they brush their teeth thoroughly.
Oral-B has also unveiled the Oral-B iO at CES, a smart brush that has been redesigned internally and externally to provide 3D tracking around the mouth to ensure that all teeth are cleaned.
“Oral-B iO goes beyond being a new toothbrush – it is an innovative brushing technology with a truly sensory experience that users will feel, hear and see, with brushing their teeth changing from something they should do to something they actually want do it, “said Lisa Ernst, P&G VP Global Health Care R&D.
“Six years of dedicated research with dental professionals to discover a completely original brushing experience.”
Oral-B claims that the toothbrush in its own clinical trials yielded 100 percent healthier gums in just one week. it was also said that six times more plaque was removed along the gum line compared to a manual toothbrush.
Colgate claims that its toothbrush has a built-in sensor specifically designed to detect the presence of the biofilm for each tooth.
In addition to the plaque detection sensor, it is very similar in terms of capacities to the Oral-B GeniusX in its ability to make a map of where and what has not been cleaned.
This data is stored in an app on the user’s phone, where they can review and analyze it to improve their oral hygiene.
Colgate has not stated a release date or said how much it will cost, but all the technology mounted on the toothbrush will undoubtedly raise its price above the company’s existing electric brush, the E1, which sells around $ 100 or £ 90.
Colgate has instead suggested that the costs are closer to the more expensive options of Oral-B and Sonicare, meaning that it is likely to exceed $ 200.
Oral-B has also unveiled the Oral-B iO (photo) on CES, a smart brush that has been redesigned internally and externally to provide 3D tracking around the mouth to ensure that all teeth are cleaned
Brushes supported by technology are becoming more and more popular, with a bizarre toothbrush-like toothbrush claiming it can brush teeth in just ten minutes, also revealed at CES 2020 (photo)
For many, that is a price that is too high to pay for a toothbrush, but for those who place great value on their dental care, it offers another option in an already limited market.
Technology-supported brushes are becoming increasingly popular, with a bizarre toothbrush-like toothbrush claiming it can brush teeth in just ten minutes and also be unveiled at CES 2020.
The French company FasTeesHhas has managed to raise more than $ 165,000 through a crowdfunding campaign and is now ready to bring its invention to the mainstream.
Nylon brushes around a single denture form the basis of the so-called Y-brush.
Toothpaste is lubricated on the hair and placed in a row of teeth and the power base is activated.
One of the three vibration levels can be selected and after five seconds the process is repeated for the other set of teeth.
The $ 125 package comes with a handle, brush, USB charger, toothpaste applicator and storage container for two brushes and replacement heads are $ 30 each.
Oral-B is expected to unveil its next iteration of smartbrush technology later this year at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.
WHAT IS EXPECTED IN CES 2020?
By: Press Association
At the annual convention, Sony, Samsung and LG will unveil new products, along with thousands of other companies showing their latest innovations during the four-day event.
Artificial intelligence, 5G and robotics are expected to be one of the biggest discussion points when the world’s largest technology fair – CES – starts tomorrow.
It opens on Tuesday, January 7 in Las Vegas.
High-ranking figures from Apple and Facebook also appear on stage together during the show to discuss the data privacy technology industry approach – a topic that companies have previously encountered.
CES is a key date in the industry calendar, with more than 170,000 people expected to participate and more than 20,000 new devices to be revealed.
Ivanka Trump, daughter of the American president Donald Trump and advisor to her father’s administration, will also appear on the show.
Gadgets ranging from new televisions to drones, connected devices and robots are likely to all appear heavily on the show floor, while foldable smartphones – which came to the fore in 2019 – can also be a theme among the new devices that are revealed as companies try to get a grip in that emerging market.
The convention, which has been running since 1967, has a history of the site of the launch of notable technology – including DVD and HD television.
The organizers of the shows have also emphasized that during the show in 2020 a number of ‘non-traditional’ companies that are not known for their work in the technology sector will appear at the event.
World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE), Impossible Foods and the gigantic agricultural machinery John Deere are among the confirmed prices for CES.
CES has also committed itself to continue working on improving diversity during the show, following criticism in recent years that its line-up of keynote speakers has failed to show equality.
Jean Foster, senior vice president of marketing and communication at the Consumer Technology Association (CTA) – who is organizing CES – said that diversity was an industry-wide issue, but confirmed that CES had set up an advisory board to improve representation at its keynote speakers .
“We take this platform very, very seriously and we want to help the industry move forward,” she told PA agency last year.