A smartphone or tablet could be the next critical stop of dental technology in Reston to help children develop effective dental hygiene habits. A game called Toothsavers is one of the apps that focus on dental health.
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In the intriguing Toothsavers game (designed for ages 3 – 6), children try to save characters from an evil sorceress who inflicts cavities and other dental 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 correct 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. 1
The game allows young 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 fun 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.
Advanced Dental Technology in Reston
In addition to proper tooth brushing, establishing a relationship with a trusted family dentist is critical for keeping kid’s smiles healthy. If you are looking for a dentist with advanced dental technology in Reston, we invite you to set up a consultation. We can guide you on dental health topics including thumb-sucking, sealants, mouth protection for sports, orthodontia, and fluoride supplementation. We also offer other services, such as restorative dentistry and gum disease treatment.
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