Even when you travel, you should keep up with your oral hygiene.
Oral-B's New Triumph with with SmartGuide, appropriately enough in this age of wireless Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, takes toothbrushing wireless, plus the new brush is smart.
My old Oral-B power brush was rather stupid. It gave me a two-minute warning that my time was up. That was about it.
The Triumph has a standalone unit that displays the progress you're making in with your hygiene. It also lights up if you happen to apply too much pressure; not really a problem for me anyway. The floss-style brushhead has sensors that detect if you are too vigorously brushing and risking gum recession. We may have a recession coming on, but at least we can prevent gum recession and please Dr. Greenspan, DDS.
Back-lighting would be a nice addition to the display.
Oral-B says that this feedback--which includes a goofy smile after two minutes--increases average brushing time from a disappointing 47 seconds. Seconds count in this oral hygiene game, and we need 120, bunkies.
Oral-B Triumph with SmartGuide ilists for $150 and is available at department, retail and specialty stores. There's more information at www.oralb.com.
What's next? How how a brush that detects early decay and zaps it with a laser. Now that would be a triumph in dental technology.