If you're worried that your brushing technique may not be up to scratch, Philips has just the thing for you.

It then sends this data to your smartphone via Bluetooth and presents you with a "3D mouth map" that identifies the areas of your gob where you're brushing too fast, too hard or neglecting completely.

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The Sonicare app will highlight the areas needing improvement in various colours, and will even give you tips on how to improve your technique: after brushing, the app will give you feedback on which areas of your dental cleansing ritual need improvement, meanwhile a "TouchUp" feature will advise you to go back in for a second attempt if it thinks you've missed a spot.

Egbert van Acht, CEO, of Philips' health and wellness unit, said: "At Philips we're constantly exploring how we can create meaningful innovations within our oral healthcare portfolio to make people's lives better.

The mouth is the gateway to the body and as increasingly sophisticated diagnostic technology is built into oral health devices, data captured could help identify wider health issues."

The Sonicare FlexCare Platinum Connected is listed by the company as "coming soon", with an anticipated price tag around the $200 £140, €177 mark.

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