Monday, August 17, 2015

Tooth Brushing App Review: Chomper Chums

Complete Oral Health Routine App: Chomper Chums.

Today's app review looks at Chomper Chums, which is geared at children age 4-11 years of age. Chomper Chums is an app produced by a dental insurance company, United Concordia.  It is  great to see an insurance company show dedication towards improving the oral health of their members and the general public, particularly because this app is free of charge.

Chomper Chums starts by giving children the proper guidance of brushing for two minutes twice per day as well as using floss and a rinse with fun, animal characters. The animation guides the child through brushing all of their teeth in their mouth by chasing the "sugar bugs", which earns them points to purchase food items for their animal. As added interest, the healthier the snack the child picks, the healthier their animal character will remain in the app.

This app is a fairly entertaining app, but its appeal may be lost by the older kids in the family. Of course, children under 8 years of age should still have assistance from parents for all tooth brushing and flossing activities to ensure that oral care is effective enough to prevent tooth decay and tartar buildup. Most tooth brushing apps, however, do not encourage the parental assistance and so could be a criticism of most apps on the market.

Overall, this is a great app option for your family to try for free an engage kids with their oral care.

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