If it is not yet obvious to you, our lives – and those of our children –invariably involve smartphones and tablets. If you find it futile attempting to pry your children away from one of these mobile devices, the next best thing you can do is make these gadgets work for you.
Granted it is not as easy as it sounds, there are many helpful apps on the market that are actually pro-parents – meaning they help to gear your kids towards your preferred direction without costing a cent. Yes, they even have nifty apps that make it fun for your kids to keep their teeth and gums in good shape. Now that’s what we call innovation!
Here’s our pick of the top 3 – free! – dental health apps that are designed for kids:
Chomper Chums (Android/ IOS)
Let your kids learn and practice proper oral hygiene from three fun and jovial characters. They can also create their own user profile based on a Chomper Chum character to make the learning process more interactive. When your kid performs a routine like brushing, rinsing or flossing, the app will track the behaviour and reward them with Super Smile points.
Disney Magic Timer (Android/ IOS)
Disney and Oral-B teamed up for this tooth-brushing app that features some of the most familiar characters from the Disney and Marvel Comics world. Your kid’s favourite characters are all on deck to help them through a brushing demonstration. Your child will be timed and reminded to brush a different quadrant of their mouth every 30 seconds.
This toothbrush timer app plays 2 minutes of music from the device, cloud or streaming service to make brushing more fun. The app is suitable for kids of all ages and is really easy to use. Also provides an option to remind users when to change their toothbrush, when to visit their dentist and to brush twice a day.
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