June 12, 2018
As a parent, one of your concerns is whether your children are following through with the oral hygiene practices that are necessary to maintain good dental health. Furthermore, you find it challenging to keep them motivated about oral care. Thankfully, with the technological explosion that has taken place over the past few years, there are alternative methods for keeping them fully engaged. As part of this revolution, there are now several online apps that will help you in your quest. Read on to learn about them!
One way to make dental care fun is to turn it into a totally different type of experience. Here are some dental apps that you can consider:
- Disney Magic Timer – This app is a great way to encourage your kids to brush twice a day and for two minutes each time. The screen displays a character that brushes along with them while giving them clues to solve.
- Toothsavers – Another option is a game called “Toothsavers” that uses a medieval setting to engage your little ones’ imaginations.
- Brush DJ – Nothing gets kids going like music. The tunes from “Brush DJ” help to make the oral hygiene experience a big delight.
Kids always love an art project. The “Virtual Dentist” app is the perfect fit. It allows you to upload a picture of your children and let them see how certain types of dental work would look on them.
It’s a neat way to ease past any barriers that your children may have about practicing proper oral hygiene. It also functions as an educational tool to introduce different aspects of dentistry to them.
Be the Dentist
A final suggestion for making dental cleaning fun is to use the “Tiny Dentist” app. This game will really get your kids excited about dental care because it allows them to pretend to be the dentist. In this virtual world, they fix cavities, clean teeth, tend to bad breath and a host of other oral issues.
This app also serves as a great teaching tool to provide your kids with a more hands-on understanding of why oral care is so important.
Your children are sponges at their young ages, so it’s important for them to be exposed to the right information early on. These games provide fun ways to accomplish that goal.
If you have questions about other ways you can encourage better oral hygiene or want to schedule a dental visit, reach out to your family dentist today!
About the Author
Dr. Katie Montgomery earned her dental degree from The Ohio State University College of Dentistry. For over a decade, she has been instrumental in helping patients enjoy the absolute best in dental care. Dr. Montgomery is an advocate of prevention methods, urging her parents to be proactive in maintaining their children’s oral care. She can be reached for more information through her website.
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