A smartphone or tablet could be another important tool to help kids create effective dental hygiene habits. A game called Toothsavers is one of the apps that focus on dental health in Los Angeles.
Introducing Interactive Dental Technology
In the exciting Toothsavers game (designed for ages 3 – 6), children try to save characters from an evil sorceress who inflicts cavities and other dental 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 properly 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, CEO of the Ad Council.
The game allows youngsters to time and record their tooth brushing. 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.
Schedule an Appointment for Dental Health in Los Angeles
In addition to improving dental health in Los Angeles, establishing a relationship with a trusted family dentist is vital for keeping kid’s smiles healthy. If you are looking for a children’s dentist in the Los Angeles area, we invite you to schedule a consultation. We can guide you on dental issues including family dentistry, tooth-colored fillings, preventative dentistry, and fluoride supplementation.