Practicing good oral hygiene is important, that developing it at an early age is a must to prevent significant oral-related problems in the future.
Fortunately, the advancement of technology has also proven helpful to parents with the development of applications that can aid them in getting their children’s attention and educating them in different areas like oral health.
Dental applications are now readily available and accessible with simple clicks on your smartphone and tablets.
What are useful dental apps for your kids?
Disney Magic Timer
Disney has introduced a lot of characters in our children’s lives such princesses, talking animals, fairies, mermaids and talking cars that our children undoubtedly enjoy.
And now the company that makes magic happen has introduced an app that can “magically” make your kids love brushing.
In partnership with Oral-B, powered by Dream Play, Disney and Marvel have come together to bring more fun to your brushing routine with Disney Magic Timer.
The application features 23 of your kids’ favorite Disney, Marvel and Star Wars characters that will make your children brush longer and keep track of their brushing.
Aquafresh Brush Time
A new hero is coming to save your kids from cavities and oral-related problems. Aquafresh Brush Time shows kids a fun way to brush all parts of the teeth with the help of Captain Aquafresh and the Nurdles.
The app has catchy songs and dances to get the young ones the two minutes of brushing recommended. Endless dance mix-ups are also available for a variety every brush time.
Dentist Office – Dental Teeth Games Simulator
Google Play | iTunes
In this simple and interactive application, kids get the opportunity to turn the tables around and sit in the dentist’s chair. Dentist Office -Dental Teeth Games Simulator familiarizes children with dental procedures and tools. They can choose from over nine different procedures such as dental cleaning, root canal, tooth extraction, teeth cleaning and crown placement.
Brush DJ is a free and award-winning application which functions as a toothbrush timer that plays two minutes of music. It also allows the user to set reminders for changing toothbrush brushing at least twice a day, flossing, using mouth rinse and dentist visit. The app also has short animated tutorial videos.
Tiny Dentist turns your smartphone or tablet into a dental office that your children can use to get to know dental instruments and treatments. Your child will have fun interacting with tons of patients with various dental problems. It has a kid-friendly interface that makes learning as fun as playing.
Chomper Chums is a dental hygiene-focused mobile app designed to enable parents to help their child to learn proper brushing techniques and establish long-lasting and healthy oral wellness habits. The app introduces three fun, friendly and lovable animal characters such as lion, horse, and alligator which the child can name. It uses colorful animation and gives rewards when the child brushes twice a day and meets the recommended two-minute period.
Brush my Teeth – Happy Dentist
Through a fun game, Brush my Teeth – Happy Dentist simulates brushing of teeth, flossing, using mouthwash and general dental hygiene through a game. It teaches kids about proper oral hygiene and the importance of it. It also includes a dentist office game as a bonus where kids can use dental tools like a pincer, flosser, scrubber, and toothbrush.
Toothsavers Brushing Game
Google Play | iTunes
Toothsavers Brushing Game situates kids in a story to save the fairytale kingdom using a toothbrush. Children will have two minutes to brush and scrub away the spell for each of the kingdom’s inhabitants which an evil sorceress casts a spell on. The app features ten colorful characters and uses simple swipes and taps in playing.
Technology might have come to your assistance, but parents still have vital roles to ensure that your children’s teeth are well-taken cared of, and that healthy habits are developed. It may be difficult to encourage children, but with patience and proper communication, it will be done.
Disclaimer: The oral health information published on this web page is solely intended for educational purposes. Hawaii Family Dental strongly recommends to always consult licensed dentists or other qualified health care professionals for any questions concerning your oral health.