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The Onvi Prophix video toothbrush lets you spot-check your dental care

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The Prophix is going to empower people to take better care of their health, said Onvi founder Dr. Craig S. Kohler.

In fact, there s a whole wave of them either on the market or coming soon.

They are all based on a similar proposition; by connecting your toothbrush to a smartphone app — iOS only for now, but the Android app is on the way — your toothbrush will be able to get more data on how you brush, which can help users and their dentists take better care of their teeth.

Where many of the connected brushes, including a Bluetooth-enabled model by Oral-B, simply projects user brushing data on a chart, the Prophix lets you modify and spot clean your teeth based on what s actually there.

In addition to the standard electric toothbrush, the Prophix comes with interchangeable heads that offer other dental tools, such as a mirror, a prophy cup that cleans under the gum line, and a rubber gum stimulator tip.

If the prospect of using all those tools seems daunting, that s OK: The Prophix tracks your brushing and offers tips on how to brush more effectively.

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