Dentii smart electric toothbrush

Update March 2018: Despite being fully funded within 5 days the funding campaign has been pulled from Kickstarter as one of the main features did not comply with Kickstartrs policies.  You can now order a brush at www.dentii.co.uk

You can’t have failed to have noticed how more and more products are being designed to be ‘smart’.

This new wave of smart products allows us as consumers to obtain more data and do more with it, with the intention of living richer, more informed lives.

Technological advances and the more connected world we live in has been the driver to this

Particularly popular at the moment are smart home products, from light bulbs, to speakers to washing machines, even the toothbrush has been made smart.

Examples include the Sonicare DiamondClean Smart and the Oral-B Genius 9000 to name just 2.  

There are too products like Brushlink that allow you to add smart features to your existing dumb toothbrush, be that manual or electric.

New technology like this can have a positive impact and that is the intention of the brands behind these products.  Whilst they all offer slightly different solutions, they aim to get you and I brushing our teeth better and more regularly so that we can have great oral health.

Following this trend is Dentii a new electric toothbrush that is smart but does to bring a new approach to design and everyday use.

The Dentii concept

Launched on Kickstarter on 21st February 2018, the team behind Dentii set out to produce the most desirable and smart electric toothbrush in the world, which emphasises the importance of oral hygiene.

Dentii claims to be the worlds most advanced and most hygienic toothbrush and a breakthrough in dental care.

The concept centres around the toothbrush connecting to your smartphone and using a new brush head every time you brush.

The connection to your smartphone will allow for real time feedback so you can improve your brushing as well as tailoring the brushing according to your actual mouth.

The combination of brush and app is designed to become an educational experience that boosts your hygiene and knowledge of brushing to improve your overall oral health.

Dentii have brought together experts from dental care, product design and data and sensor processing to design the resulting brushes.

Some experts have been consulted and cast their opinion in the following video.

Biodegradable, single use brush heads

Unlike many toothbrushes today where the brush heads are used for 3 month’s, the idea here is that the brush head will be replaced after every use.

This sounds concerning and wasteful at first, but made from PolyLactic Acid (PLA) which is in essence cornstarch, they are 100% recyclable.  

Dentii suggest it is best to replace the brush head after each use, because of the residual bacteria,

The American Dental Association do state that ‘although studies have shown that various microorganisms can grow on toothbrushes after use, and other studies have examined various methods to reduce the level of these bacteria, there is insufficient clinical evidence to support that bacterial growth on toothbrushes will lead to specific adverse oral or systemic health effects’.

With all this said, if you can replace the brush head and not damage the environment, everyone is a winner right?!

The App

Built in Bluetooth with allow the brush handle to connect to the custom Dentii App.

The app will take data provided by the brush handle and map to on screen graphics to show you how to better brush your teeth.

Personalised options exist so that you know what areas to focus on as well as offering up resources to make you more informed about oral hygiene.

Intentions are that it will too close the gap between you and your dentist.  For those that want it your brushing data can be accessed by a dental professional for more personalised and accurate records and advice upon your regular checkups.

And for those not wanting their phone in the bathroom the whole time, there is no need to worry, the brush will store the cleaning information and send it to the phone the next time a connection is made.

Like other brushes of this ilk, if you want to make use of the app, each user requires their own brush handle.  You can’t share the brush handle between multiple users an still track the data in the app.

Stylish finishes & features

Made from anodised aluminium and is Silver in colour.  The brush has been designed to withstand years of use, no plastic here.

There are Gold and Rose Gold colour options, which are actually a little different, plated with 18Krt Gold and 18Krt Rose Gold.

Not explicitly mentioned, but expected to be included is a 2 minute timer and pacer that ensures you brush for the right amount of time and to encourage longer, more even brushing.

What Dentii class as a ‘robust’ battery, the brush should allow for longer times between charges, something that might be an inconvenience if you currently use an electric toothbrush.  However, at a claimed 7 days, this is not as ‘robust’ as one would expect.

When it does need charging it is said to do so within just 1 hour, using a USB socket.

The battery powers the build in motor which will offer up a effective, yet gentle cleaning performance from the oscillation and reciprocation profile built into the brush.

The brush handle, heads and USB charger can be stored within a high quality travel case when you are hopping form one place to the next.

When at home it can be stored in the specially designed bathroom unit.  It provides a neat storage option for your Dentii brush, with an area to store toothpaste, mouthwash and brush head, along with space for additional brush heads.

Both the travel case and bathroom stand are finished with a real wood cap for a unique and stylish look and feel.

How it compares

In a market dominated by big brands like Braun Oral-B and Philips Sonicare, how does Dentii fare?

Their comparison table highlights the differences.

Pricing & subscription

Dentii is a brush based around a subscription model, something we have seen increase in popularity.

Whilst there are differing subscription plans, all will come with free us of the app materials including brushing habits and improvements.

Once you buy the brush, which starts at £79 and included the charging base, charging lead, 3 month subscription (or more and biodegradable heads the choice of plans are as follows.

3 Month Subscription

  • Basic – Twice daily supply of brush heads (£25 per month)
  • Advanced – Twice daily supply of brush heads plus monthly supply of patient specific toothpaste and mouthwash (£35 per month)

6 month Subscription

  • Basic – As above for 6 months (£20 per month)
  • Advanced – As above for 6 months (£30 per month)

12 Month Subscription

  • Basic – As above for 12 months (£15 per month)
  • Advanced – As above for 12 months (£25 per month)

Being a Kickstarter campaign, there are a number of different packages to choose from, they are:

Dentii – Silver Sirrus (Early Bird) – £59 or more

  • Silver electric toothbrush handle
  • Charging base
  • Charging lead
  • Dentii app
  • 3 month subscription

Dentii – Silver Sirrus – £79 or more

  • Silver electric toothbrush handle
  • Charging base
  • Charging lead
  • Dentii app
  • 3 months subscription

Dentii – Silver Altus – £99 or more

  • Silver electric toothbrush handle
  • Charging base
  • Charging lead
  • Dentii app
  • Bathroom unit
  • 3 months subscription

Dentii – Silver Status – £119 or more

  • Silver electric toothbrush handle
  • Charging base
  • Charging lead
  • Dentii app
  • Bathroom unit
  • Travel case
  • Mouthwash
  • Interdental brushes
  • Toothpaste
  • 3 months subscription

Dentii – Silver Status Plus – £149 or more

  • Silver electric toothbrush handle
  • Charging base
  • Charging lead
  • Dentii app
  • Bathroom unit
  • Travel case
  • Mouthwash
  • Interdental brushes
  • Toothpaste
  • 6 months subscription

Dentii – Gold Edition (Early Bird) – £149 or more

  • Gold electric toothbrush handle
  • Charging base
  • Charging lead
  • Dentii app
  • Bathroom unit
  • Travel case
  • Mouthwash
  • Interdental brushes
  • Toothpaste
  • 6 months subscription

Dentii – Gold Edition – £199 or more

  • Gold electric toothbrush handle
  • Charging base
  • Charging lead
  • Dentii app
  • Bathroom unit
  • Travel case
  • Mouthwash
  • Interdental brushes
  • Toothpaste
  • 6 months subscription

Dentii – Premium Rose Gold (Early Bird) – £249 or more

  • Rose Gold electric toothbrush handle
  • Charging base
  • Charging lead
  • Dentii app
  • Bathroom unit
  • Travel case
  • Mouthwash
  • Interdental brushes
  • Toothpaste
  • 12 months subscription

Dentii – Premium Rose Gold – £299 or more

  • Rose Gold electric toothbrush handle
  • Charging base
  • Charging lead
  • Dentii app
  • Bathroom unit
  • Travel case
  • Mouthwash
  • Interdental brushes
  • Toothpaste
  • 12 months subscription

Please note: All prices and packages subject to change. Correct at time of publication.

Full details of the support process will emerge upon funding of the campaign and progression into production and shipping, but if you are on the subscription plan, replacements or repair will be carried out free of charge, whilst you remain a paid up subscriber.

Funding & delivery

Dentii cannot make this happen without your help and as of launch the expected delivery time is just shy of 1 year from now, January 2019.

The target is £40,000 to be raised by Saturday 7th April 2018.

The Dentii team

Dentii has been developed by dentist Sunny Sihra and product designer David Fowler.

Why not take a look at the following video that details their story.

Dentii will only be made a reality via your help, public funding through Kickstarter.

It is a novel and commendable idea.  It brings the benefits of an electric toothbrush, with a stylistic design that makes brushing more appealing whilst enhancing the latest technology, to help improve your oral health, whilst considering the environment too.

The campaign has gone live as of 21st February. head over to their Kickstarter page to pledge your support or visit www.dentii.co.uk for more information.

We will update this article as the campaign progresses and if successful look to bring you a full hands on review as soon as possible.

FAQ’s

If you have a question that has not been answered, head over to the Dentii FAQ page.

Jon Love

About Jon Love

Jon is a leading voice on electric toothbrushes and has been quoted by mainstream media publications for his opinions and expertise.

Having handled & tested hundreds of products there really is very little he does not know about them.

Passionate about business and helping others, Jon has been involved in various online enterprises since the early 2000s.

After spending 12 years in consumer technology, it was in 2014 that he focused his attention on dental health, having experienced first-hand the challenge of choosing a new toothbrush.

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