At Hales Parker Dentistry, your premier Ladera Park general and family dentistry provider, we believe that teaching children about dental health while they’re young is the key to a lifelong of healthy smiles. Did you know that smartphone or tablet could be another critical tool to help your kids establish effective dental hygiene habits? We suggest that you and your child check out a game called Toothsavers, one of the apps that helps the young ones learn about 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 young children to brush correctly for two minutes, two times a day and 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. 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 also allows pre-teens to time and track 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 informative 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 correct toothbrushing, establishing a relationship with a trusted family dentist is critical for keeping kid’s smiles healthy. If you are looking for a general and family children’s dentist in the Ladera Ranch area, we invite you to schedule a consultation with us at Hales Hales Parker Dentistry. We can guide you on children’s dental issues including thumb-sucking, sealants, mouth protection for sports, orthodontia, and fluoride supplementation. Call our office today!
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