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Should You Use Your Smartphone to Help Your Kids Brush?

Posted on 6/10/2019 by Fariba Mutschler
Should You Use Your Smartphone to Help Your Kids Brush?There are tons of ways that smartphones make lives easier. If you have kids that tend to slough off brushing, you may want to consider using it to help them, too.

Some kids love brushing, and take to it immediately, while others try and conveniently forget as often as they can. If your child would rather do chores than brush, you may want to seek out an app or two to help make it a more fun experience for them.

Kids Get a Lot of Fun Out of Using Dental Apps

If your child already loves to brush, adding something in that may distract them is likely not the best option. However, for kids that tend to shy away from brushing, looking for fun and age appropriate apps may be the best solution. Find an app that engages them and challenges them to brush more, and properly.
Don't just turn on an app and walk out the door.

Sit and play the games with them, or let them play the games as you watch. If they follow the rules of the app and brush the right way, then they get to earn something more. You two can decide which reward would be more intriguing to them.

Not all kids get a kick out of apps, but most of them do. If you need a little extra boost to help your child get engaged with brushing, you may want to seek out some smartphone assistance. Look up apps that have your child's favorite characters on them and see if you find any that match up.

Plus, make sure you let us know that your child tends to avoid brushing at times. That way, during their cleanings and exams, we can take a deeper look at what is going on in their mouth to ensure it is as healthy as possible.
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