IS YOUR KID FASCINATED BY SMARTPHONES? We all admit that smartphones are pretty amazing! But did you know that your smartphone can also help your child keep good oral hygiene habits?
How Long Does Your Child Spend Brushing Her Teeth?
Plaque is soft, but it hides away in nooks and crannies. That’s why it’s important to help your child put in a full two minutes every time she brushes her teeth. That’s simply how long it takes to thoroughly clean every corner of the mouth! Brushing harder, for a shorter period of time, isn’t going to get it done.
If Brushing For Two Full Minutes Is Hard…
We know that two full minutes can be tough for squirmy little children. But those two minutes of brush time will go faster if your child is jamming out to one of her favorite tunes! Brush DJ is a free smartphone app that will play 2 minutes of music from your own music library, shuffling songs each time. It also has a visual display guiding you on where to brush and for how long. Brush DJ even lets you set reminders to change your toothbrush, floss and keep your regular dental appointments.
Of Course, Apps Can’t Do It All
Remember that your smartphone can’t provide the same oral care that our professional team does! Apps provide support, motivation, and encouragement, but nothing compares to the critical one-on-one time with us!
What’s Your Favorite App?
There are lots of great tools out there to help kids with their oral hygiene. If you’ve used a dental-related app before, let us know which one is your favorite! Tell us in the comment section below. We truly love hearing from you and we’ll pass your suggestion along!