We’re gonna’ bet your kids have a better handle on your smart phone than you do. So, why not utilize their savvy nature with apps that teach about proper tooth care and preparing for the dentist? Dental apps tend to fall into themes, and below you’ll find the three most popular. Be careful, though, these apps might have your kids so enamored with their oral health that your phone will spend more time in the bathroom than in your pocket!
Two Minutes Twice a Day
Disney and Oral-B’s “Disney Magic Timer” aims to get kids brushing twice a day, and for two minutes each time. The screen displays a character that brushes along with your child, brushing away clues as time passes. Kids can collect stickers in a photo album and start the game by scanning their Crest or Oral-B Pro Health Stages product so the character uses the same implement as them.
Other interesting games include Toothsavers, which has children cleaning the teeth of the various medieval and folk characters in the game, and Brush DJ, which taps into the music on your phone,
There’s also Brusheez Tooth Brushing Timer, which was created by a 3D technical artist at Disney who designed the monster app to help his two boys learn to brush properly. Neat stuff!
Virtual Dentist allows you to upload a picture of yourself to see what certain kinds of dental work would look like on your face. It’s a neat way to get kids involved in all the different looks a mouth can have with braces, veneers, fillings. They can also see what clean teeth look like vs. not-so-clean-teeth. Teens might also enjoy the app in order to get a good idea about how certain cosmetic procedures would look like in their own mouths.
Be the Dentist!
Tiny Dentist has scores of characters and different themes to choose from, all designed to take your kids through the fun journey of pretending to be a dentist. Kids can fix cavities, clean teeth, tend to bad breath, do whitening treatment, and even place implants!
So, there you have it. Teeth time is now fun time!