We know how hard it can be to get kids excited or even interested in taking care of their teeth on a daily basis. A study conducted by Carnegie Mellon University in March 2015 found that “interactive activities are six times more likely to help students learn.” Furthermore, pediatric dentists often assert that education is one of the most important parts of forming proper dental hygiene habits- so why not educate kids using interactive, high tech, and fun gadgets?! Some of the most popular kids dental gadgets include Disney-themed toothbrushes that connect to a mobile app, while others include timers on the toothbrush itself. Whichever product you decide to choose, you can feel confident knowing that it’ll help get your kids more excited and engaged in their dental hygiene routine.
5 Popular Kids Dental Gadgets
Try some of the following interactive dental gadgets for kids to help reinforce healthy habits at a young age:
A high-end, all-the-bells-and-whistles kind of electric toothbrush, that kids will likely love- this toothbrush offers a free interactive app, including tooth-brushing games with rewards and a timer. The major plus (in our opinion) is that it not only has an interactive coaching feature, but it also allows parents access to a tracking chart to make sure kids are keeping up with their brushing.
Similar to the Philips Sonicare, this brush includes a mobile app that coaches your kids on how and where to brush their teeth as they brush. The app includes tooth-brushing games, selfie style filters, timer and a reward system for good brushing. The main take-away here is that you will get the most bang for your buck, while the con is that there is no parental tracking/monitoring feature.
This electric toothbrush connects to a mobile “Disney Magic Timer” app that includes a digital timer to help kids remember to brush their teeth for the recommended 2 minutes. The app features Elsa from Frozen, and other Disney characters to further entertain your kids and grab their attention!
A more budget-friendly option, this toothbrush comes with a tube of “bubble fruit” Ryan’s World themed gluten-free toothpaste, and is battery powered (non-rechargeable). The main shortcoming of this one is that it does not connect to an interactive mobile app, and the mobile app helps keep kids more engaged. Nevertheless, if you want a basic-yet-fun electric toothbrush, this is a great option.
The most budget-friendly, “basic-yet-fun” kids dental gadget on the list—this toothbrush is battery-powered and Super Mario themed! The spin brush doesn’t include a mobile app connection, but it’s fun theme and spin-power make it a solid choice for daily brushing.
At Advanced Children’s Dentistry, we pride ourselves on our state-of-the-art dental technology that allows us to provide a fun, interactive, and positive experience for our little patients. Schedule your child’s pediatric dental appointment today at 516-758-KIDS (3458).