The use of toothbrushing apps can go a long way toward helping your kids to take effective care of their teeth. Creating a fun atmosphere can help them to build healthy habits that will benefit their teeth for years to come. There are many toothbrushing apps to choose from and the ideal one will likely depend on your child’s preferences and personality. At Mountain View Pediatric Dentistry, we are happy to offer a broad array of services to help your children maintain a beautiful, healthy smile. Here are some of the best toothbrushing apps for kids.
Disney Magic Timer
With the Disney Magic Timer, you will have the opportunity to scan the Disney characters on either Crest or Oral B toothpaste or brushes. This will enable you to create a character for your child. With the use of the 2 minute brushing timer, you will be able to reveal a new picture for their album. This app tracks your child’s progress and allows them to earn badges and prizes, which can encourage them to keep brushing.
Music is a great way to make toothbrushing fun! With the Brush DJ app, you can encourage brushing and limit screen time. With this app, two minutes of music will be shuffled from your iPod, phone, or iPad. The app shows a simple screen displaying a play button and a countdown bar.
Phillips Sonicare for Kids
The Phillips Sonicare for Kids app features a character named Sparkly. It offers your children coaching on their brushing techniques and allows them to collect rewards for completing brushing sessions. This then allows them to earn gifts to help dress and feed Sparkly. The Phillips Sonicare for Kids includes a 2 minute brushing timer, as well as a game called Streak Challenge that encourages kids to brush twice every day. Another added benefit of this app is that is includes a parent dashboard. You can pair the app with the Sonicare Kids brush, available from our office, to further broaden the capabilities of the app.
Toothsavers Brushing Game
The Toothsavers Brushing Game is a fairy tale themed app that sets your kid up as the hero against an evil sorceress. Your child will have two minutes of brushing to help various whimsical characters, including dragons, pirates, or princesses, fight the sorceress’s curse. This also helps children to track their brushing. The app features a two-player mode to broaden the benefits of the app for the entire family.
Do your children like taking selfies or dancing in the mirror? Brush Up essentially uses your cell phone’s camera as a mirror, which allows them to watch themselves brushing. Simultaneously, a video will play that teaches your children how to brush correctly. The brushing video will then be captured, which allows your children to earn further rewards for practicing good brushing techniques.
These are just a few of the toothbrushing apps that can substantially improve the health of your child’s smile. Making brushing time fun can minimize your nighttime struggle and build healthy lifelong habits. For more information about the best toothbrushing apps for kids or for more guidance on a healthy oral hygiene routine for kids, contact us at Mountain View Pediatric Dentistry today!