A smartphone or tablet could be another vital tool to help children establish effective dental hygiene habits. A game called Toothsavers is one of the apps that focus on dental health in Burlington.
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 miseries on residents of her kingdom. Players use their fingers to ‘clean’ the characters’ teeth in the game. The game is designed to encourage young children to brush thoroughly for two minutes, two times a day and create awareness of the importance of dental health in Burlington. Tooth savers 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. 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!“ – Peggy Conlon, president and CEO of the Ad Council.
The game allows children to time and log their tooth brushing. It also has alerts to remind them when it’s time to brush. As part of the game, users watch entertaining 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. The free app can be downloaded at the App Store or Google Play.
In addition to appropriate tooth brushing, establishing a relationship with a trusted family dentist is critical for keeping kid’s smiles healthy. If you are looking for a children’s dentist in the Burlington area, we invite you to schedule a consultation. We can guide you on improving your children’s dental health in Burlington. This includes advice on preventative dental care, sealants, mouth guards for sports, laughing gas, and fluoride supplementation.
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