How Technology is Changing Personal Hygiene

Our always connected world allows us to do a great many things – check our email from the backseat of a taxi cab, pass the time in the dental office with a quick game of solitaire – and it turns out taking care of our oral health is one.pain after root canal

It’s hard to imagine using a smartphone or a tablet device to care for oral health, but it’s actually reality. Venture into your local app store and do a quick search for ‘toothbrush’ – you’ll be amazed at the results.

We all know that getting our kids to brush can be a real challenge as parents, so it doesn’t hurt to have a little help from the technical world. Many free apps and programs can make regular brushing a fun experience!

If you have access to the Apple App store, here are some of the many results you’ll find …

Brusheez – The Little Monsters (Free)

Description: “Kids, parents & dental pros love Brusheez! Make Brushing time fun! Pick your pal then make them jump, flip, giigle, wiggle, gasp and go dizzy! Change the colors of the hair, pajamas and toothbrush. Turn each tooth on or off to match your own. Set the timer and get ready to brush and dance!

Rating: 4.5/5 Stars

But wait, there’s even apps that some parents might enjoy themselves!

Brush DJ (Free)

Description: “Brush DJ makes brushing your teeth fun and effective! This award winning, free, NHS approved app, with no adverts, plays 2 minutes of music, taken at random or from a playlist, from your devices music library and has a visual display showing where to brush – finally brushing becomes less boring!”

Rating: 5/5 Stars

It’s always good to be reminded how to brush and for how long! These apps make it easier than ever to take control of our oral health.