At Oral Health Associates, we pride ourselves on the high quality family dental care we provide, but we also know that the oral hygiene habits our patients practice at home are just as important as our in-office cleanings and procedures. While most adults have no problem keeping up a routine of brushing and flossing, this can be difficult for some children. Many parents tell us how hard it is to motivate their children to brush. Thankfully, we recommend a clever new app that has been shown to make brushing more fun for kids, improving their habits and their overall oral health.
An Innovative Oral Hygiene Aid For Children
Brush DJ is a surprisingly simple, completely free app with no in-app purchases. Essentially, it selects a song from a playlist or at random from a music library and plays it for two minutes, which is the recommended time for brushing. It also reminds users to floss once a day, to spit without rinsing, and to use a fluoride mouthwash. You can even use the app to set reminders for when to visit your family dentist or when to change your toothbrush.
While the mechanism is simple, the results are profound. Research has shown that 70% of users felt their teeth were cleaner after using the app, and 88% of children said Brush DJ motivated them to brush their teeth for longer. With results like that, it is clear that Brush DJ is something to really smile about!
Contact Your Green Bay Family Dentists Today!
Have more questions about Brush DJ or how to keep your child’s smile healthier? We are always happy to help. Feel free to reach out to us at our contact page or use our easy online form to schedule an appointment at our Green Bay, WI office. We are excited to hear from you and we look forward to seeing you back at this blog for more tips and info on maintaining a beautiful healthy smile. Until next time, we hope you have fun using Brush DJ!