By 2017, half of the 3.4 billion smartphone and tablet users worldwide will use mobile applications to focus on health and wellness 360. To address this health initiative, dental professionals must be prepared to elevate their oral health recommendations with new technology tools to evaluate and motivate patients’ home care. Scientific advancements suggest salivary testing may prove to be a predictable way for us to identify oral signs of systemic diseases. Susan B. Wingrove, RDH, talks about how two Bluetooth technology apps—a saliva pH testing app and a brushing app—can increase patients’ oral and overall health awareness in a very cool way.

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