hum’s guided brushing makes better oral care a no-brainer, helping you improve your oral health day after day by guiding you through a brushing method approved by oral health professionals.
With this feature, you’ll get real-time coaching during your brushing session where the 3D jaw model will indicate—live—which areas need extra attention among the 16 zones of your teeth. You’ll also get suggestions on your brushing movements, angle, and speed. On the other hand, if you are a hum smart rhythm user you will have the possibility to have the guided brushing, but contrary to the other brushes the feedback made during the brushing will not be live. The check-up at the end of the brushing will simply inform you of the duration of the brushing. For optimal results, we recommend that you keep your phone at eye level for this activity.
How to start guided brushing
When your toothbrush is connected with the Colgate Connect app, there are two ways to start the guided brushing:
- Press the toothbrush power button to enter the guide brushing session
- Tap guided brushing icon in "brush better" section in "Home" page, or in tab "Activities"
When starting a guided brushing session, you will see a 3D month jaws in blue from the beginning. The purple-colored area highlights the active zone that you have to start to brush.
At the center of the screen, the percentage indicates the surface brushed for the active zone, meaning the zone that you are currently brushing.
Once an area is properly brushed, the progress indicator in the center will show "100%" and the zone will become colored in white. The next zone is then highlighted in purple and becomes the active zone. This will continue until all zones are clean, helping you reach every last bit of plaque.
Note: If you spend too much time in one zone, the guided brushing feature will suggest moving to the next one even if you don't reach 100% in order to prevent potentially damaging your gums.
Live progress bar
Below the 3D jaw, you’ll find a live progress bar that shows you the performance of each of your 16 brushing zones, represented by different colors.
- Blue: zones that you missed or haven’t yet brushed
- White: zones where you achieved 100% coverage. Good job!
- Purple: zones that are in progress, which eventually turns to white (clean) or blue (missed).
While brushing, you will receive the real-time feedback or suggestion on your brushing zone, angle, and speed, which helps you to adjust your brushing movements if needed.
- You're doing great, keep going!
- Check your zone
- You're brushing too slow!
- Be careful, you're brushing too fast!
- Tilt your brush 45 degree
Pausing the brushing session
At any time during your Guided brushing session, you can pause the brushing by pressing the toothbrush button. The pause screen is then displayed.
At the bottom, there is a timer that shows you how much time you’ve spent in this brushing session. When you pause the brushing session, the timer also pauses.
End of the brushing session
Once you’re done with your brushing session, you can turn off your toothbrush and the summary of your session will appear on the app.