The American Dental Association recommends that we brush for 2 minutes twice a day. Asking kids brush for 2 minutes seems like a big ask, but what kid would say no to playing on a phone or tablet for 2 minutes? Not many!
These apps are designed to encourage kids to brush longer, and help busy parents time them without having to stand over them during the already (often challenging) bedtime routine.
Try these at home and get your kids on the path to great oral hygiene.
- Heroes of Hygiene
This app turns oral hygiene into a game that keeps kids engaged for a full two minutes. Kids can choose from four different characters. Heroes of Hygiene helps teach proper brushing techniques and explains to them the importance of visiting the dentist and keeping their teeth clean.
- Brush DJ
Got older kids? Brush DJ is great for all ages. This timer app plays 2 minutes of music from your device, cloud, or streaming service to make tooth brushing for a full 2 minutes a lot more fun!
- Oral-B Disney Magic Timer
This features 23 of your favorite Disney, Marvel and Star Wars characters to encourage kids to brush longer. Collect a new digital sticker after each successful 2 minutes of brushing, track progress with stars and badges.
- Brusheez – The Little Monsters Toothbrush Timer
Kids can pick a pal, bring them to life, and tap the Go button on the timer to start a timer and music.
Select from Flower theme, Pirate theme, or Classic theme. This app allows kids to time brush and rinse, with company to help you along. A great app for busy parents who multi task during the bed time routine!
Did you know? Our Brush Floss Program will come to your child’s pre-school or classroom to teach them more about dental care in a fun and interactive setting. Learn more…