If you want true oral hygiene then you need to invest in some type of electric toothbrush.   That said, no manual toothbrush can compare to an Oral-B, or the recently, and soon to be reviewed Sonicare Diamond Clean.  However, if anything is gonna run a second best to the aforementioned mouth cleaning tools, it’s probably gonna be the Beam Toothbrush.

At first blush the Beam Toothbrush looks to be analogous to that of the battery powered type, but I assure you it is completely manual.  Instead of a motor, the handle is stuffed with a set of batteries and a Bluetooth chip that sends brushing data to your smartphone (Android or iPhone).  Once the two are paired, you can record brushing times, play back music, and moves from mouth-quadrant to mouth-quadrant with ease thanks to an on screen prompt.  Everything can be synced to the net wirelessly, and there is even a gamify option that applies awards and lets you challenge family members to brush-offs.  An additional option sends brushing data directly to your dentist before a visit, but something tells us that won’t get much use.

You can grab one for $50.

Christen Costa

Grew up back East, got sick of the cold and headed West. Since I was small I have been pushing buttons - both electronic and human. With an insatiable need for tech I thought "why not start a blog focusing on technology, and use my dislikes and likes to post on gadgets."