As a parent, making sure that your kiddos know the importance of practicing good dental hygiene can be a challenge. It’s one of those things that can be difficult to teach and monitor because kids may find it a little boring. When you’re young, brushing your teeth can seem like a real drag, but with these fun and free apps, brushing teeth just got more exciting!

My Bright Smile by Colgate-Palmolive Company

With games like “Visit the Dentist,” “Swipe the Sweets,” and “Brush the Teeth, My Bright Smile teaches children to brush their teeth twice a day and to floss daily. There’s also a 2-minute brush timer that comes with a catchy little tune! This interactive app encourages healthy brushing habits, eating, and proper technique.

-Available on iTunes and Google Play

-Ages 4+

Toothsavers Brushing Game by Partnership for Healthy Mouths, Healthy Lives

In this app, it’s up to your tiny superhero to save everyone’s teeth! An evil sorceress has cast a spell on everyone’s teeth! She has left everyone’s mouths to rot and become consumed by cavities. The player will have two minutes to brush away the spell for each of the kingdom’s wacky citizens. Every few days that your kids brush, they’ll unlock a new Toothsaver to brush with!

-Available on iTunes and Google Play

-Ages 4+

Brush DJ by Ben Underwood

Brush DJ is an award-winning app that was created by a dentist for all ages of people that want to reduce their risk of gum disease and tooth decay. The main feature of the app is the 2-minute toothbrush timer that plays your favorite songs from your devices, cloud, and streaming services to ensure that you are brushing for an effective time. There are also short, animated videos showing basic oral care techniques such as flossing. This is a great option for older children!

-Available on iTunes and Google Play

-Ages 4+

Disney Magic Timer by Oral-B

With Disney Magic Timer, your kiddos will be able to brush their teeth with some of the characters from their favorite Disney, Marvel and Star Wars movies! Some of the characters include Olaf, Hulk, Yoda, and Mickey Mouse. That’s only naming a few! The app uses your device’s camera to scan any Crest or Oral-B Pro Health Stages products to unlock sticker books. After each successful two minutes of brushing, a digital sticker is collected. Healthy habits are encouraged with this app.

-Available on iTunes and Google Play

-Ages 4+

BracesHelp by The Dental Specialists

For those of your kiddos with braces or those who are looking into braces in the future, this is a great resource to have for useful information, pictures, and videos that help you properly take care of braces. The application has some other cool features like a color braces visualizer and a share function to message your orthodontist!

-Available on iTunes only

-Ages 8+

Brushing twice a day for two minutes and flossing daily will ensure a healthy smile! Let’s help your kids practice good oral hygiene by adding some fun to their everyday routine!

2018-05-29T10:35:32+00:00