A smartphone or tablet could be another vital tool to help kids create effective dental hygiene habits. In this post from Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry in Provo, we want to tell you about a game called Toothsavers, an app that focuses on dental health.
In the exciting Toothsavers game (designed for ages 3 – 6), children try to save characters from an evil sorceress who inflicts cavities and other oral ailments on residents of her kingdom. Players use their fingers to ‘clean’ the characters’ teeth in the game.
The game is designed to encourage pre-teens to brush correctly for two minutes twice a day, and to create awareness of the importance of proper oral hygiene.
Toothsavers was created by the American Dental Association and Ad Council 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,” said Peggy Conlon, president and CEO of the Ad Council. “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!”
The game allows young children to time and log their toothbrushing. It also has alerts to remind them when it’s time to brush. As part of the game, users watch engaging two-minute instructional videos while they brush their teeth (in the real world). A new character is unlocked each day a player watches a video while brushing morning and night. Best of all, the app is free! It can be downloaded at the App Store or Google Play.
Hammond Aesthetic & General Dentistry in Provo gives a thumbs-up to anything that encourages kids to develop good dental hygiene habits. Our services include family and cosmetic dentistry, dental implants, and more. Make an appointment for you or your kids today!
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