Apps for dental care
Technological advancements have introduced the word “app” to the American vernacular. Since the creation of the tech genre, consumers have purchased countless applications for entertainment and educational purposes; since the launch of the app industry, more than 10 billion have been sold. The range of apps includes games, social media tools and calculators for dieting assistance and individuals interested in improving their dental health and dental care can also get on the band wagon.
For thousands of years mankind has studied teeth and implemented dental treatments. The research and hypothesis of earlier generations have helped paved the way for the current advice surrounding dental care (including the behaviors of practicing daily oral hygiene, eating nutritious foods and making water the number one drink of choice). Thanks to technology, the science behind dental health is now easily accessible courtesy of the booming app industry and here are a couple of favorite options of 0900-Dentist.
“Kids’ Dental Health”
Children can be little bundles of joy, but statistics also show that they can be little bundles of dental problems. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention has noted that in preschoolers cavities are then number one chronic yet preventable health condition impacting the nation’s youth. Additional research into the matter has shown they are right as more dentists across the nation have reported an increase of preschoolers (regardless of income level) seeking treatment for multiple cavities and tooth decay on baby teeth. The practice has gotten many medical experts concerned as dentists are relying on applying anesthesia on children in order to keep them still while applying the dental treatments.
In order to combat the issue, parents are encouraged to be ambassadors for their children’s dental health from the get go. After the first feeding, parents are encouraged to gently wipe baby’s gums with soft gauze and water to remove sugars and help prevent dental plaque. After the first tooth pops, bringing your child to a kid’s dentist is a must. Additionally, as children grow and develop parents must also educate their children on the importance of dental care and the “Kids’ Dental Health” application for IPad is an excellent tool for the job.
“Kids’ Dental Health” is an educational-cum-virtual-story-book that can make teaching and learning about oral hygiene and dental care fun for the entire family. The app features a hero and a mommy figure that interact regarding the basics for dental health. The information in this book comes from trusted sources including the American Dental Association, the American Academy of Paediatric Dentistry and the British Dental Health Foundation.
“3D Dental A-Z: Anatomy and Beyond”
Learning is not just for society’s youngest members, the process is a lifelong process which can get more complicated as time goes on. Regardless of if you or your kid is thinking about a career in medicine or considering becoming a dental hygienist the “3D Dental A-Z: Anatomy & Beyond” app (Vital Acts Inc.) will give a a clear demonstration to the mouth/body connection.
The app is promoted as a “one stop guide” that provides detailed information on teeth, dental anatomy, dental care, tools, dental implants, emergency dental health tips and more. For .99, the 3D graphics and easy to understand copy make this the must have tool for anyone fascinated with teeth, medicine and health.
Time may be an abstraction, but not investing enough into implementing good oral hygiene can cause major dental problems. Research conducted in England has found that one in three UK adults do not commit the necessary two-minutes per session to make sure that tooth brushing is effective. The simple and free “brush’em” that can help change that as it is a timer specifically designed for the task.
Individuals can program the timer for either two (the minimum recommended time) or three minutes. Brushers can either watch the animation while brushing or rely on the timed intervals (based on total length of session) that will indicate when to move the toothbrush to a different tooth area.
While the apps may help improve dental care and dental health, it cannot be considered a replacement for professional treatments delivered by a dentist. Visiting a dental clinic in person is the best way to ensure dental health stays on point.