We are always looking for ways to make brushing more exciting and toothbrushing apps are a fantastic tool to keep the kids engaged and help them brush for 2 minutes. These apps have been tried and tested by Dental Paediatrix staff.
Brush Monster app uses augmented reality technology with an animation of a toothbrush over the self-camera which guides the kids through brushing all the surfaces of their teeth. This interactive app is great at teaching kids how to clean their teeth thoroughly. While this app advises to rinse after brushing, we recommend the “spit and no rinse” technique to leave a small amount of fluoride behind to strengthen the enamel.
Making brushing fun will help your child develop the skills to maintain their smiles and turn a boring routine into an exciting part of the day. While we do recommend using these apps as an aid, children should have an adult assist with brushing until the age of 8 or when they get their pen license.