If you’re like most parents, you probably have a hard time getting your kids to brush their teeth. For whatever reason, just like taking baths, cleaning their room or eating their veggies, kids aren’t very enthusiastic when it comes to tooth brushing. Nevertheless, your youngsters need to establish a solid brushing regimen to help them fight tooth decay and develop life-long good oral hygiene habits.
But how can you turn tooth brushing from a boring chore into an entertaining activity for your kids? Smart technology can help. Several product manufacturers have developed high-tech devices to make tooth brushing more fun for your kids. Here are five products that can help get your child excited about brushing their teeth:
Grush, The Gaming Toothbrush. This Bluetooth motion-sensing toothbrush turns brushing into a fun, interactive game that enables parents to reward their children for consistency and using proper technique. Your kids can see the proper brush angle they should use when brushing each area of their mouth.
Kolibree, Intelligent Sonic Toothbrush. This connected toothbrush uses 3D motion sensors to track the brushing areas in your child’s mouth, so they can learn how to brush their teeth more effectively while making it fun.
Philips Sonicare for Kids. The app turns this Bluetooth-enabled toothbrush into a game controller. With the help of fuzzy creatures called Sparklys and a built-in timer, your child learns how to brush their teeth better and for two full minutes. After all, most kids have no idea how long two minutes really is.
Playbrush. This smart device turns your child’s manual toothbrush into a game controller, so you don’t have to invest in a more expensive Sonicare electric toothbrush for them. And one Playbrush device can easily be shared among your children, saving you money. With real-time feedback, your kids learn to brush longer, more regularly and more accurately.
Foreo Issa Mini. This electric toothbrush for kids doesn’t require an app or mobile phone, and it comes with a built-in timer to ensure your child brushes their teeth for two full minutes.
What’s great about some of these kid-friendly toothbrushes is, they’re easier for small hands to hold since some youngsters struggle as they develop greater dexterity.
However, while these smart devices can make tooth brushing fun for your kids, they don’t brush your child’s teeth for them. Your youngster still needs to learn how to brush their teeth correctly—no matter what technology they use. If you need help with proper tooth brushing instruction, contact the staff at Southeast Family Dental. We’ll be happy to teach you and your kids the skills they need to correctly brush their teeth for better dental hygiene.