This Philips Sonicare Device Measures Your Bad Breath — and Fixes It

For better or worse, you can now measure exactly how bad your breath is! The Sonicare Breath care kit, by Philips, is a smart device that measures and tracks your breath and helps you improve your breath and health. Bad breath is often caused by bacteria build up, which can lead to plaque and gum disease.


The Sonicare Breath Care is sold as a kit with an analyzer, a tongue brush, and even tongue spray. Pair the analyzer with the app and you have a tool that helps you kill bad breath bacteria and gives you finer smelling breath. By taking regular readings you can track the progress of your improvement and learn what factors are affecting your breath.

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The test takes a couple minutes. You hold your mouth closed for a few seconds, then insert the device in your mouth for a few more seconds, and then a real-time reading is sent over to the app via Bluetooth. The device is small enough to fit in your bag or pocket and pretty easy to use.
The included TongueCare+ brush is a head for your Sonicare toothbrush, which isn’t ideal if you want to use this as a stand-alone device. It turns out that the surface of our tongue is the number one place that bacteria likes to settle. Toothbrushes are effective at removing the bacteria, but the tongue brush has a high density of micro-bristles designed to break up and clean hard-to-reach bacteria from your tongue.

You should start seeing the Sonicare Breath care kit at stores near you real soon. The suggested retail price is $119