Living in a world where technology is the forefront of many of our daily tasks, how about including your toothbrush into that equation? Yes, there is an app for that and it’s been made to connect with the newest addition to the oral hygiene line – the Kolibree toothbrush.
Originally started as a Kickstarter project, Kolibree is the latest and greatest in toothbrush technology. Backed by 800+ supporters, a funding of over $100,000 has helped to make this innovation a reality. The company behind this product, also called Kolibree, envisions utilizing this product to “raise awareness of the impact of daily activities on health.” Engineered with kids and parents in mind, the Kolibree offers much more than your traditional manual and rotary toothbrushes.
Fun, Family and Dental Care are the three pillars from which Kolibree was conceived. Paired with a free Android or IOS app, Kolibree transforms a seemingly arduous or mundane morning chore into a fun, playful experience. During development in 2014, a study was conducted among 18 healthy children without any oral diseases, ages 4-14. The children were grouped into three toothbrush style categories: manual, rotary and Kolibree. The results showed that children using Kolibree had a 55-85% plaque reduction over those using manual or rotary toothbrushes, invoking that children were more apt to brushing their teeth using this fun interactive tool. Kids can now play games while brushing their teeth. How cool is that!!
The free app and games that come with the device bring a different level of accountability to brushing your teeth than ever before. Each family member can have their own personalized profile to track their daily brushings: chronicling how many minutes each person brushed, the quality of their brushing (which teeth were missed or well-brushed) and how they rank amongst the other members of their family in the family challenge.
When brushing your teeth with manual or rotary toothbrushes, you are taught by the dentist to brush in circular motions starting at the front of the mouth and making your way backwards. With the Kolibree, the forward/backward motion of brush head allows for a slightly more aggressive clean, removing plaque and build-up a little more easily. I love its soft, comfortable bristles that make the brushing experience painless and easy, while still achieving a great clean. Also, the toothbrush can sense the portions of your mouth where either too much or not enough pressure was applied so you can revisit those areas. The fun and interactive app keeps kids entertained while brushing and the competitive family challenges that can be set up through the app promote better brushing habits. It’s super fun to use and a must-have if you’re looking for a new toothbrush. Let’s face it, who doesn’t want to win in healthy competition! Kolibree is changing the face of brushing teeth, one tooth at a time!
Connected to your phone or tablet via Bluetooth, the Kolibree is offered in four different packages.
Basic: Comes with 1 Kolibree toothbrush, 2 changeable brush heads, power cable and induction charger, free app and games = $149.00
Happy Kids Pack: Comes with 1 Kolibree toothbrush, 2 brush heads, 1 induction charger, free app and games, 3 extra brush heads for half price = $159.00; Great solution for a family of 5!
Team Player Pack: Comes with 1 Kolibree toothbrush, 2 brush heads, 1 induction charger, free app and games, 2 extra sets containing 3 extra brush heads each = $168.00; Great solution for a larger family!
Fun Family Pack: Comes with 2 Kolibree toothbrush, 4 changeable brush heads, 2 induction charger, free app and games, 6 extra brush heads = $299.00; Great solution for the longer term!