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Apart from giving you a very intimate view of dinner, the idea is to help you better see which spots of your clickers you might be missing on a regular basis.
As Engadget notes , the Prophix’s brush can be swapped out with three included attachments: There’s a rubber tip for your gums, a prophy cup for more involved cleaning, and a small mirror. A plaque-fighting rubber scaler will be sold separately.
Onvi aims to ship the Prophix in the first quarter of 2017. The companion app is iOS only for now, but the company says an Android version is in development.
The whole thing will set you back $400, though if you’re in the US, you can pre-order now for $100 less. Either of those seems excessive when you consider how bathroom mirrors and human eyeballs still exist. Regardless, if you’re all-in on the internet of everything, or you’re really particular about oral health, here you go.
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According to Dr. Ryne Johnson, prosthodontist and managing partner at Newton Wellesley Dental Partners, “When I first started in 1986 we used to do a lot of work with gold. Until a decade ago, about 67 metric tons of the yellow metal, worth $2.7 billion today, were filling, capping and crowning teeth worldwide annually. In the last five years, though, demand has plunged almost 60 percent”. The trend accelerated a decline in gold's allure caused by newer dental cements and ceramics, and soaring bullion prices. "My patients want teeth that look radiantly NATURAL” says Dr. Johnson. "I doubt very much gold would come back into fashion.""Long ago, having a gold tooth was some kind of a status symbol. As time went by, cosmetics took over and, therefore, people began wanting to have crowns with a more tooth-like appearance."
Used by the Etruscans to make dental bridges as early as 630 BC, gold has been featuring in people's mouths for millennia. In ancient times, women deliberately removed one or two incisors and replaced them with golden prosthetic ones, according to Marshall Joseph Becker, an emeritus professor of anthropology at the West Chester University of Pennsylvania. Today's dental patients prefer materials, such as ceramics, that blend, not clash, with their other teeth. And, thanks to lasers and bleach, pearly whites have seldom been whiter. P&G's Crest Whitestrips, first sold in 2000, was "the largest product introduction in the history of" the 179-year-old multinational company, according to its lead inventor. Americans will this year spend $420.1 million on over-the-counter products to whiten their teeth, market researcher Euromonitor International predicts.
But people tend not to want to show gold, or for that matter silver, fillings these days, even though they are a very good tooth restorative. Gold in dentistry accounts for less than 1 percent of global demand. More than half is fashioned into jewelry, while a fifth is kept as bars or coins as an investment, according to gold council data.
Original article: Chicago Tribune