Do you brush your teeth long enough (and with the right technique)? If you're like most people, probably not. According to Talo, over 50% of Americans suffer from gum disease, and the cause of this disease lies in the way people brush with a side-to-side movement rather than an up and down movement. Talo is a smart half-mouth toothbrush that adapts to your mouth and claims to clean your teeth in about 20 seconds.
Due to the adjustable nature of the brush, it fits in every mouth. The Talo gently cleans along the gum line to avoid irritation of the gums. Most importantly, the Talo uses the bass technique recommended by the American Dental Association – it holds the brush at a 45-degree angle to the front of the tooth for ideal movement, not only the front but also to clean the sides of your teeth. [1
The bristles are soft, to avoid irritation of the gum line and the cartridges can be easily replaced after three months. The Talo is intended to be used for eight days on a single charge.
The Talo Smart toothbrush is expected to be retailed for $ 195, but is currently available at Kickstarter with an early bird promise of $ 120. The company also offers add-ons such as additional cartridges to your purchase. Note that pledging money to a Kickstarter is not a guarantee of production or delivery.
The intelligent toothbrush from Talo makes several bold claims. However, if the device does what it says on the tin, it's a worthwhile investment. After all, two minutes may not sound like a lot of time, but it does add up after a while. Imagine what you could do with all the extra time if you only had to clean for 20 seconds a day (and without worrying about your dentist's anger).
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