As adults, we know to brush our teeth twice a day because it’s been ingrained into most of us from an early age.
For children, they simply cannot remember to pause and take the time for brushing. There’s so much else to explore, learn and play with.
In today’s technological age, there are many ways that we as parents can make a game out of brushing twice a day. There are, of course, chore charts and stickers, but what about finding an app for your phone or other digital device. Can it work?
|•||Disney Magic Timer app, which provides rewards for brushing regularly by revealing hidden Disney and Marvel characters based on how long they brush. If you have a toddler who is obsessed with the latest Disney princess or a superhero, this is the app for you!|
|•||Brush DJ is a great app for the little music lover in your life. It plays songs from your digital device for two minutes at a time. You can make a playlist and rock out while you and your child brush your teeth together!|
|•||Rated E for everyone is Chomper Chums. An app that utilizes colorful animated animal characters and not only has a timer, but points out the different quadrants of the smile. It’s geared to the older child, between the ages of 4-11.|
GOOD HABITS START EARLY
Whether you choose to enhance your child’s brushing experience with one of the many apps available or simply decide to use a sticker chart or checklist, it’s important to establish good habits early.
In addition to practicing excellent oral hygiene at home, it’s imperative that you bring your kids in to visit one of our dentists at least twice a year. Regular checkups are essential for a healthy life! Give us a call today and set up your new appointment, and don’t forget to floss!