CTV Tech Talk smart tooth technology & CONTEST

This month on CTV Tech Talk we looked at smart tooth & dental technology.

We sampled a variety of toothbrushing gadgets from several companies.

Oral B Genius 8000

The Genius is a rechargeable electric toothbrush that uses vibration and an oscillating head to deep-clean your teeth. It also pairs with an app so that you can track and record your toothbrushing habits in real time and get feedback on how you’re doing.

Read the full review here or check out the video.

Philips Sonicare Platinum & Diamond

We checked out two brushes on the segment; the smart app-connected Platinum and the more basic electric toothbrush, the Diamond.

The Sonicare Platinum is a smart toothbrush that connects via Bluetooth with your smartphone to track your brushing patterns, coverage and time spent cleaning your teeth. It works without the app as a simple electric toothbrush and it’s fully rechargeable too.

The Sonicare Diamond is a gorgeous electric/rechargeable toothbrush, but unlike its Platinum cousin, it’s not smart and won’t connect to the app. It does have a timer function built in that will buzz you when it’s time to move from quadrant to quadrant of your mouth to ensure an even clean. It’s also got high tech induction charging.

The first thing I noticed is how appealing the overall package is. The brush actually won numerous product design awards back in 2012, so Philips has stuck with the sleek and modern design ever since.

The included travel case looks really cool and modern. The silver canvas casing hides a lime green interior which cradles the smooth white brush handle inside. The whole thing looks sleek and elegant.

Read the full review of the Platinum or Diamond here or watch the video below.

Foreo Issa ultrasonic toothbrush

The Issa is a silicone toothbrush that uses ultrasonic waves to clean and polish your teeth. The brush is made up of two parts; the base and the brush head, and the brush heads are interchangeable and replaceable.

I love the idea of this toothbrush; it incorporates both the vibrations of an electric toothbrush, with the softness of silicone, and the ability to keep it bacteria free, unlike most regular toothbrushes that are simply gross toothpaste residue and bacteria magnets.

Read the review or check out the video.

Blizzident 3D printed toothbrush

This toothbrush is made from a 3D digital scan of your teeth, and is built to precisely scrub each of your teeth individually with minimal effort.

To get one of these brushes, you’ll first need to get your mouth scanned so Blizzident can custom make your brush. In Calgary, I was able to have the needed scan done quickly and conveniently at Family Braces in the northwest. The scan is then sent along to Blizzident, who use the data to create the brush. (You can also have one of the old fashioned moulds made of your mouth and Blizzident can use that to form your brush).

3D scan done at Family Braces in Calgary (FamilyBraces.ca)

Similar in shape to a mouth guard, the Blizzident brush has tiny fibres or bristles that are tailored to your own teeth. They are lined up against the surface of your teeth and gumline on a 45 degree angle. There are also bristles that work between all your teeth.

To get more info about Blizzident, click here, and watch for a full review and demonstration video in the coming weeks here on the blog.

Tech Talk Contest Tech Talk Contest

Enter to win a Foreo toothbrush or a Philips Sonicare smart Platinum !

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73 thoughts on “CTV Tech Talk smart tooth technology & CONTEST

  1. Hey Erin!
    These toothbrushes are really slick!
    The Phillips sonocare looks pretty cool!
    Can’t wait to win it! Lol

  2. I’ve been meaning to try a electronic toothbrush but not sure which one. Great reviews to give me a idea what to look for!

  3. Hey Erin,

    I always watch CTV Morning Live Calgary and love when I see your segment on TV. Not only do you impress me with your knowledge on very advanced tech products, but you also help me make buying decision for myself and my family!

  4. Thanks for the informative piece on technology and toothbrushes this morning on CTV! Wow- the technology is really moving fast.

  5. I am a toothbrushing fanatic and always looking for new improved technology. Thanks for the great info this am!

  6. Great stuff. I’m friends with my dentist and we both get excited about technology like this. Can’t believe you can brush your teeth in 6 seconds with that blizzident.

  7. I love it! Technology infused toothbrush​es or clean your teeth in 6 seconds? Who wouldn’t want that?

  8. Hi Erin; I am really impressed with the Sonic recharger travelling case and the glass with the induction charging. That makes sense. May be time to change out my Sonic or get the ultimate would be the 6 second cleaning mould.

  9. Always look forward to learning about new technology. Today’s contest would ‘smartly’ help reduce plaque and time at the dentist’s office.

  10. Thanks for reviewing these devices! I will definitely be looking to invest in one for each of my children to aid in fewer dentist visits.

  11. Excellent review of the latest technology in dental hygiene. I’m a fanatic for toothbrush technology. Thanks for the information. Thanks Erin

  12. Very interesting tech for the mouth.

    I have a question the tech used to create that full mouth, 6 sec toothbrush, can it be used to scan your mouth to create a denture?

    I have an upper denture, it would be nice the next time I need to replace it to not have those molds taken.

    Thanks…Keith

  13. Great review of toothbrushes! Tried to buy one the other day and got confused by all the choices out there. Planned on researching more but now I don’t have to!

  14. I’ve just been to the dentist and he’s telling me that I brush too hard. I need a “smart toothbrush” as I seem to clean everything with the same pressure as scrubbing the tub! HELP!!

  15. So would love one of these toothbrushes!! Tech Talk really helps explaining how some of the new technology works, thanks Erin!

  16. Love your segments on CTV! Just signed up for your website to learn more. I haven’t worked for 2 years and have no dental coverage so one of these toothbrushes would be awesome to win!

  17. Your segments are very informing. Really enjoy learning about new things and then to get an opportunity to win one is a real bonus!

  18. I hate going to the dentist. So i am always interested in new and better ways to clean my teeth. I hope I am lucky enough to win one.

  19. It is not easy keeping up with so many new tech products but you really explain them well and review such interesting ones

  20. Thank you for the tips on toothbrushes. My best friend has cerebral palsy and I think this will help her gain a bit of independace with her oral care!

  21. I like cake!
    Therefore I am sure these will clean the pearly whites well…in between cake sessions.
    Hmmm…cake!! 🍰🎂

  22. Hi Erin, toothbrush technology is just crazy interesting. An app that watches me brush compared to me buying the 1 dollar special toothbrush….maybe if I win my dentist will quit bugging me about brushing too hard!

    1. Yes! I’m working on something now for later this season. Meantime do search the blog here for ‘Playbulb’ devices as well as ‘Lightify’ and ‘Husqvarna’ to read about some that I’ve reviewed so far. 😉

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