Archive for January 2014
The sights and sounds of a dental office can be very frightening to some patients. In fact, it is believed that more than 75% of people experience some form of anxiety when it comes time to visit the dentist. However, it is important for parents to be calm and honest with children regarding what will happen during a dental appointment. If parents are nervous, their negative energy is quickly and powerfully transferred to children. Furthermore, if a patient is going to a dentist where they're continually afraid, then the family should consider trying a new dental office.
An informative article was published in the October 2013 issue of Canadian Family magazine.
The title of the article was "The whole tooth - How to manage your child's dental anxiety".
In a cooperative effort between the Academy of General Dentistry and the Ad Council, a FREE Game App called "Toothsavers" has been developed for children ages 3-6.
This game encourages children to save fairy-tale characters from an evil sorceress who has cast a wicked tooth-rotting spell across the kingdom. It is designed to motivate children to take care of their own teeth by brushing twice per day, for at least 2 minutes each time.
This game has three key features:
(1) It is based on "brushing" by swiping a finger across the screen. The game asks children to be heroes as they save 10 fairy-tale characters from the cavity spell.
(2) There is a 2-player mode that allows a child to "brush" the teeth of a friend or parent who holds the mobile device up to his/her mouth.
(3) The app can be used as a tooth-brushing companion. It can be set to provide morning and nightime reminders, and can keep track of a child's brushing patterns.
Why not download the "Toothsavers" game today? Visit the App Store or Google Play today!
It is also available on the Web at 2min2x.org/PlayToothsavers.