With the overwhelming number of apps and games available on any device, it can be a struggle to find age-appropriate games that entertain and teach healthy habits. It’s important to teach healthy oral habits from a young age because it helps reinforce the importance of oral health, general health and overall wellness.
To help clear the clutter, we found some great gaming options for your kids that also promote healthy habits.
The Animal Teeth Brusher gives helpful brushing tips while your avatar cleans the teeth of animals around a zoo. This is a fun and interactive way for kids to see the effects of brushing.
Little Dentist is a free iPhone and iPad game that puts you in dentist’s chair. You can help your patients by administrating proper dental care and giving them a shiny new smile. For Android users, a similar free game is My Little Dentist, which even allows you to perfect President Obama’s smile!
Plaque Attack helps you visualize how plaque can affect your smile. In this computer game, you must destroy the plaque before it stains your teeth. This site also provides additional games that combine learning skills with healthy oral habits.
Even the free Delta Dental mobile app has a fun toothbrush timer that will have you and your kids dancing to the music as you brush for two minutes twice a day!
It’s easy to entertain your children with a computer or tablet, but their time online does not have to be wasted. These games can help transform gaming time into learning time.
Do you have any other app suggestions? Leave them in the comments.