The majority of people today are closely connected to technology primarily through our smartphones! We love our devices because they make our lives easier! But did you know that your smartphone can also help you maintain good oral hygiene habits?
How Long Do YOU Spend Brushing Your Teeth?
Plaque is sticky and it hides in nooks and crannies all through your mouth. Wearing braces offers plaque even more cozy hideaways. This is why it is vital that you brush your teeth for a full two minutes each time. Your dentist will also be able to tell exactly how well you are doing on your oral hygiene routine. Studies show that it takes two full minutes to clean the four quadrants of your mouth thoroughly.
Jam While you Brush
Two minutes of brush time will pass quickly if you’re listening to one of your favorite tunes! Brush DJ is a free smartphone app that will play 2 minutes of music from your own music playlist, shuffling songs each time. It also offers a visual display that guides you on where to brush and for how long. Brush DJ allows you set reminders to change your toothbrush, floss and keep your regular dental appointments. Gardner Orthodontics believes Brush DJ is a great way to help you maintain good oral hygiene during braces treatment.
The Benefits of Using an App
Apps are designed to be fun! Apps can provide:
However, apps cannot replace the critical one-on-one time from a dentist! So you must maintain regular dental checkups.
How Gardner Orthodontics Can Help
At Gardner Orthodontics, we want to help you achieve the best results during and after your treatment is complete. We believe brushing correctly, flossing daily and avoiding sticky sugary foods are excellent ways to achieve great results. Remember, your teeth must last a lifetime. Take care of them so they may stay forever! Contact us today (804)282-0505 if you would like a complimentary consultation for orthodontic treatment.