November 30, 2012

Most kids and adults – and our experts here at Dr. Dental — have a mutual favorite toy: Smartphones! Not only can smartphones capture photos and videos, create shopping lists and serve as alarm clocks, but they also can help when it comes to your oral health.

Check out these 5 free apps for kids and adults that make oral health fun and convenient.

Time 2 Brush
Made by Aquafresh, this app is geared toward children under age 7. With a few clicks, your kids can dance and hum their way to better oral care. The fun starts with a pea-sized squirt of toothpaste — called a Nurdle — giving your children directions on how to brush all parts of their teeth. A timer counts down for two minutes while a catchy song plays. Two minutes is the key — that’s how long is recommend for the best results. For every brushing he or she completes, your child earns points that can be used to customize his or her Nurdle. Multiple Nurdles can be saved, so everyone in your house can join in the fun.

Time 2 Brush is available for iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad and Android.

My Dentist
Dental Anywhere connects directly with your dentist to provide you with instructions and enhanced communications to make treatment convenient and effective. You can alert your dentist in emergency situations by sending them information on which tooth is bothering you, access treatment information and sync appointments with your calendar — allowing you to stay on top of your oral health. You can also request appointments without having to call or email. There’s also the MykidsDDS app available for pediatric dentists.

My Dentist is available for iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad and Android.

Monster Mouth DDS
This is a free game that makes oral health fun! As a dentist for monsters, you’ll journey into the cavernous mouths of monsters in order to solve their dental problems before their mouths slam shut. Monster Mouth DDS lets you take control of being a dentist for an array of wacky monster patients, each of which has a unique complaint that you’ll have to deal with as quickly as you can, while inflicting as little pain as possible. It’s fun for all ages and kid-friendly.

Monster Mouth DDS is available for iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad and Android.

Brush DJ
This app, developed by a dentist, is perfect for kids and adults alike. Download the app and let it play two minutes of music from your library while you race against time to get your teeth clean. The app also allows you to set reminders to brush/floss, change your toothbrush every 3 months and visit your dentist.

Brush DJ is available for iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad and Android.

StarTeeth
The Star Teeth app makes brushing fun for kids. Each day your child can pick a new brushing buddy, such as a princess or a superhero, as their assistant in proper brushing. Bored with their old friend? Your child can vote for his favorite and increase the chance that it will be included in the new gallery of buddies. You can make sure your child is brushing properly by checking the detailed instructions for teeth cleaning created on the basis of the latest recommendations by dentists.

StarTeeth is available for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad.

What apps are your favorites?

Do you have questions about your oral health? Give Dr. Dental, specialists in family dentistry, a call or schedule an appointment.
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