Marco Island Dentist Touts Benefits of Oral-B iO Series 9 Electric Toothbrush
Your toothbrush is undoubtedly one of the most important tools used for maintaining your oral health. And while the humble toothbrush style most people use has undergone relatively little change since being invented about 220 years ago, there have been some upgrades to the design that make for more effective brushing.
In fact, your Marco Island, Florida-area dentist now carries one of the highest tech toothbrushes available to the public today. While electric toothbrushes have been around since the 1950s, Oral B’s new model makes them “smart.” Among other high-tech features, consider that the Oral B iO Series 9 electric toothbrush responds to the oft-tendered generic request for “there ought to be an app for that.”
New Model Similar in Design to Previous Oral B Styles
Oral B’s iO Series 9 is similar in size and shape to the company’s line of Genius electric toothbrushes, though with a sturdier neck and the inclusion of an OLED screen. From a teeth cleaning perspective, the most noticeable difference is in the larger brushing head that contains multi-tufted bristles arranged into separate mini brushes. The configuration enhances tooth and gum coverage on its own, but the coverage is further boosted by an internal re-design that adds intense micro-vibrations to the standard oscillating movement of the head. Offered in a black, white or pink color scheme, the brush’s modern aesthetics are further enhanced by the full-color OLED screen and an LED sensor light on its neck.
OLED Screen Manages the Toothbrush’s Action
The Series 9 is controlled from the full-color OLED screen, which welcomes you with a “hello” and image of the sun. It doesn’t talk to you yet like so many other smart devices are starting to do, but a talking toothbrush is likely coming to market in the near future. The OLED screen offers seven different brushing methods:
- Daily clean
- Super Sensitive
- Gum Care
- Tongue Clean
The OLED screen is also used for other functions, such as displaying brushing time, accessing Bluetooth, setting the light ring, displaying battery life, and restoring factory settings.
Sensors Help Guide Brushing Action
Based on the setting chosen on the OLED screen, the Series 9 senses how much pressure you are applying with the brush and informs you whether the pressure is too hard, too light, or just right by displaying the colors red, blue or green on the LED ring. While the onscreen sensor notifies how much brushing time remains of the dentist-recommended two-minute brushing session, the brush vibrations pause every 30 seconds to prompt your move to the next quadrant of the mouth. When you finish brushing, the screen displays a smiley or sad face, based upon how effectively the toothbrush sensed you brushed.
Yes, There is an App for That!
For even more detailed feedback on the effectiveness of your brushing with the Series 9, Oral B offers an app that allows your smart phone to monitor your brushing. The app provides real-time feedback on how effectively you are brushing each quadrant of your mouth, displaying visual imagery of how much coverage each tooth is getting. The visual imagery helps motivate complete coverage and assists in fine tuning brushing angles and pressure for optimal coverage. The app also scores the overall effectiveness of each brushing session and keeps track of your brushing history, which helps further motivate effective brushing.
There is a Trade-Off in Battery Life
The OLED screen and other features makes the Series 9 somewhat of a battery hog, with the need for more frequent charging times. The Series 9 will typically need a full three-hour recharge every 10 days to two weeks, or you can just keep it in the charger full-time, as the charger has a governor to prevent overcharging.
Island Tower Dentistry Impressed by Series 9 Performance
The Oral B iO Series 9 electric toothbrush receives the highest marks for brushing performance in marketing surveys and consumer reviews. Island Tower Dentistry’s Dr. Jonathan Van Dyke also personally believes that the Series 9 provides the most effective brushing of any electric toothbrush he has ever used. Thus, Island Tower Dentistry is pleased to offer this groundbreaking toothbrush to its southwest Florida-area patients. If you would like to get yours, or learn more about its effectiveness, contact Island Tower Dentistry today at 239-394-1004.