SEATTLE, May 20 (UPI) -- A Seattle based company announced the launch of a hi-tech toothbrush that lets users stream video from inside their mouths.
Prophix, the video toothbrush created by Dr. Craig S. Kohler, uses Wi-Fi and Bluetooth technology to send video from the inside of the user's mouth to a smart phone.
The toothbrush also works with a companion app that allows users to watch the video feed and track the progress of their oral health.
"You can see it live," Kohler told the Chicago Tribune. "You're able to take photos of the different spots you might be interested in keeping track of, keep them in an album, and see if gum tissue changes color or look at a particular filling that you have questions about."
Prophix began taking pre-orders for a discounted price of $299 on Thursday before the product will be sold at retail for $399 in 2017.
Kohler adapted the toothbrush from his own practice of reviewing videos of his patient's dental procedures with them. He said he hopes customers will appreciate the experience at home while also learning more about their dental health.
"When people understand, they usually take better care of things," he said.