There's an App for That: Brush, Floss, and Smile

 Azarko Marketing  Saturday, January 24, 2015

How often do you brush? Maybe you have a busy schedule and forget to brush before you head out the door. Or maybe you have a child who screams every time a toothbrush closes in. Despite these circumstances, you need to find the time and energy to make brushing a part of your family's daily routine.

Luckily, you live in a world where "there's an app for that."

There are many different apps that will help you and your children understand the importance of oral hygiene. These apps will not only remind you when to brush and floss, but they'll keep your children happy with interactive games and rewards.

For Adults Dental Expert (Apple and Android)

If you need a special guide to help you understand dentistry and oral health, the Dental Expert app is for you. Dental Expert offers many different features that provide loads of information and promote oral health. This app includes:

  • Ways to minimize your fear and anxiety during dental visits
  • Ways to keep teeth healthy during every phase of life
  • Ways to handle a dental emergency (at home or while traveling)
  • Ways to keep dental costs low
  • Ways to improve your children's brushing techniques
  • Information on the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of oral cancer
  • Information on how to choose a good dentist
  • Information on gum disease (causes and prevention)
  • Information on halitosis (persistent bad breath)
  • Information on root canal treatments
  • Information on orthodontics
  • Information on cosmetic dentistry (crowns, bridges, lumineers, veneers, fillings)
  • Information on oral surgery
  • Information on geriatric dental care (elderly care)
  • Information on the link between medical conditions and oral hygiene (diabetes, cancer, herpes, and heart disease)
  • Information on dental care during pregnancy
Tooth Notes (Apple)

If you've ever wondered what goes on in your mouth, Tooth Notes has the answer. This advanced app takes notes of your teeth and will send information to your dentist during each visit. Tooth Notes captures a 3D display of your teeth and gums to make sure everything is healthy. If you want more information about a certain tooth, you can tap it and the app will tell you its name.

Tooth Notes can also identify different causes of pain and discomfort. If the app senses something is wrong, it will encourage you to seek medical attention before the problem worsens.

Flossy (Apple)

Do you have a hard time remembering if you flossed earlier in the day? Flossy will help you remember. After you floss, just hit the "I Flossed Today!" button and Flossy will record your history so you can go back and make sure you actually flossed.

If you have a hard time remembering to floss in general, Flossy offers alarms and notifications that will alert you. With Flossy, you can make regular flossing part of your daily schedule.

For Children Disney Magic Timer (Apple and Android)

Use this app, which features Mickey Mouse, Winnie the Pooh, Thor, Lightning McQueen, and other Disney stars, to encourage your child to brush longer. Just scan your Oral-B Pro-Health product with the device and let your children bring Disney characters to life with the free magic timer. Every two minutes, the timer will reveal different Disney images and reward your child with a digital sticker.

Brush Busters (Apple and Android)

Brush Busters will teach your children to properly brush their teeth with the help of two fictional characters, Bjorn and Vicky. Bjorn and Vicky are characters that your children will want to learn from-they make brushing fun. This app keeps track of your child's brushing behavior and rewards them with different digital prizes when they improve their brushing technique.

Toothsavers (Apple and Android)

Toothsavers has one goal: to encourage your children to brush for two minutes twice a day. This app provides an assortment of learning games that teaches your children the benefit of brushing. Your children can learn more about bacteria and proper brushing techniques as they journey to a magical kingdom. Brushing will unlock curses along the way.

This app also provides a two-minute video that will teach your children how to brush each area of their mouth. You can set up a reminder to make sure your children know when they need to brush.

Aquafresh Brush Time (Apple and Android)

If your kids complain about brushing, make it a game. This app uses catchy songs to encourage your children to brush for two minutes. Children earn points that unlock new tips so they can learn even more about brushing.

Adults and Children Brush DJ (Apple and Android)

If you, or your children, don't like brushing for a whole two minutes, try Brush DJ. Brush DJ is an award-winning app that plays songs from your device for two minutes so you can brush along to the beat. Sometimes brushing isn't the first thing you want to do in the morning, but a catchy song will wake you up and encourage you to brush for the full two minutes.

The Brush DJ app also comes with other benefits, including:

  • Reminders to brush twice a day
  • Reminders to change your toothbrush
  • Reminders to visit the dentist

Download one or more of these apps to keep your teeth healthy and strong between biannual dental visits. If you need more information on the best ways to improve your oral health, schedule a visit with our Edmonton dentists at Azarko Dental Group today!