Use your child’s smartphone or tablet as a tool to help them establish effective dental hygiene habits. In 2014, a coalition of organizations dedicated to public health introduced a mobile app called Toothsavers to make brushing and flossing fun for children.
In the exciting Toothsavers game (for ages 3 – 6), players try to save characters from an evil sorceress who inflicts cavities and other dangerous mouth miseries on residents of her kingdom. Players use their fingers to ‘clean’ the characters’ teeth in the game. The game is designed to encourage children to brush correctly and create awareness of the importance of proper oral hygiene.
The American Dental Association and Ad Council created Toothsavers in partnership with 35 other organizations.
“Mobile technology plays a major role in influencing young people’s behavior and is a great fit for this campaign. We’re thrilled to release our first mobile game, which represents our ongoing efforts to use technology to promote health, education and well-being. We look forward to using this app to help kids maintain healthy oral health habits, and have fun while doing it!“ – Peggy Conlon, president and CEO of the Ad Council. 1
The game allows kids to time and track their tooth brushing. It even triggers alerts when it’s time to brush. Users watch fun, two-minute instructional videos while they brush their teeth in the real world. A new character is unlocked each day. The free app can be downloaded at the App Store, Google Play, and at http://2min2x.org/.
In addition to proper tooth brushing, it’s critical that you establish a relationship with a trusted family dentist. If you are looking for a friendly and gentle family dentist in the Palm Harbor area, we invite you to schedule a consultation. We’ll advise you on pediatric dental issues, including thumb-sucking, sealants, mouth guards, orthodontia, and fluoride treatments.
In addition to children’s dentistry, we offer cutting-edge cosmetic dental procedures for improving smiles for our valued patients of all ages:
- restorative dentistry
- dental implants
- invisible brace
Thank you for visiting our Prestige Dentistry dental blog. We look forward to serving you and your children.
1Kimber Solana, “Ad Council campaign launches ‘Toothsavers’ gaming app,” American Dental Association, January 15, 2014, http://www.ada.org/en/publications/ada-news/2014-archive/january/ad-council-campaign-launches-toothsavers-gaming-ap, accessed Sept 23, 2014
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