Dental Apps for Smartphone users
If you are a smartphone user you can now get help with your oral health routine at home using your iphone or other smartphone. The way you look after your teeth at home has a huge impact on the health of your gums and your teeth, the most common shortcomings of many people's routines include not brushing for long enough and not changing their toothbrush often enough.
A new dental app called Brush DJ is a free app that helps with all this! Among its features are:
- Reminders to visit the dentist and hygienist to match your personal recall dates
- Prompts to use interspace and interdental brushes, floss and mouthrinses
- A visual display showing you where to brush
However the coolest part of the app is that it times your brushing to the recommended 2 minutes by playing a random song from your ipod music library. The app has iphone and android smartphone versions, and can be found in the app stores.
There are other alternative apps: try 'Brush'; 'Toothbrush timer'; 'How to Brush Your Teeth' and 'Colgate Tooth Fairy'.