Kolibree smart toothbrush and app aids both children and adults

The ongoing challenge of getting your kids to brush their teeth reportedly just got easier with the introduction of Kolibree's new smart toothbrush and advanced Kolibree app.

The ongoing challenge of getting your kids to brush their teeth reportedly just got easier with the introduction of Kolibree's new smart toothbrush and advanced Kolibree app.

Now with Go Pirate 2, an engaging smart toothbrush game for children, and Coach, prompting adults with a mindful approach to preventive dental care, Kolibree's Bluetooth-connected sonic toothbrush with 3D motion sensors is said to help kids who previously avoided toothbrushing look forward to it, and their parents can monitor daily brushing without a hassle.

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New features:

  • Go Pirate 2, the kids' game - Proper brushing is rewarded through scores, badges and advancing   age-based levels; the leaderboard enables friendly family competition.

  • Kolibree Index - Combines frequency, regularity and quality of brushing to keep tabs on dental hygiene habits.

  • Check Up (a quick visual view of areas you missed) and Reminders (to set your own times so you'll remember to brush twice a day) are part of the easy, new navigation bar.

  • Offline mode - Use the Kolibree toothbrush and sync your brushing data even when you're not using the app (e.g. brush twice a day and sync twice a week).

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iOS and Android

The Go Pirate 2 game and personalized Coach features are available for iPhone users and compatible with iOS 9 and Apple Watch. Stabilized Bluetooth connectivity for iPhone is among the new improvements. Current Kolibree users automatically receive app updates.

Kolibree is the only smart toothbrush with a game for Android. Android app updates are planned to launch later this year. New iOS and Android games are now in development and planned to launch January 2016.

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"Kolibree is focused on smart solutions for daily life," Kolibree CEO and co-founder Thomas Serval said. "As a parent who knows that most children would rather play a game than brush their teeth, combining the two was a logical solution. The intelligence built into the Kolibree toothbrush provides real-time feedback for parents and enables a personalized approach to dental care with the ability to send data to a family dentist."

The National Institutes for Health cite tooth decay as the most prevalent chronic disease in children and adults even though it is largely preventable. Kolibree reportedly has created a playful tooth brushing experience to improve and maintain healthy teeth and gums.

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