Today children can benefit from digital devices that previously were reserved for their parents. Not only can smartphones and iPads capture photos and videos, create shopping lists, and serve as alarm clocks, they can also take some of the angst out of a child’s oral health regimen — and perhaps even cut down on emergency dental visits.
An app is computer software that’s designed to perform a single or multiple related tasks. Numerous apps are downloadable to an iPhone or iPad through the Apple Store. Many applications are free; others are free to download but require a paid upgrade or annual subscription for full functionality.
Though by no means comprehensive, here are three free apps that can make brushing and oral hygiene more fun, educational, and convenient for your children.