Good oral hygiene is important for healthy gums and the avoidance of tooth decay, and can even help prevent other serious health issues like cardiovascular disease and diabetes. Fortunately, there are many inexpensive or free dental iphone apps available to help us navigate the ocean of dental care information and keep our teeth in tip-top shape.
Here are 8 inexepnsive or free dental iPhone apps:
1. Mouth & Teeth—
This app has definitions and descriptions of everything related to proper oral care. With a variety of topics like gum disease, oral cancer, information about tonsils, adenoids and even voice disorders, Mouth & Teeth app is a comprehensive database of knowledge for anyone interested in learning more about all things dental.
If you’re thinking about getting braces and want to learn more about the process, or already have them and want to practice proper care, this app is a must-have. With pictures and videos, iBraces is an excellent app to help reduce anxiety in patients by replacing the “fear of the unknown” factor with comforting knowledge.
3. The Dental Expert—
Developed with common questions of dental patients in mind, The Dental Expert offers the user a guide with practical answers from professionals. Topics range from the most basic, such as proper oral care, to the very specific, including orthodontic, cosmetic and surgical concerns.
4. ADA Dental Symptom Checker—
This helpful app allows the user to select gender, age, symptom location and troubles, giving possible conditions that may be causing the issues. If you decide you have a problem requiring professional help, ADA Dental Symptom Checker also features a Find-A-Dentist tool so you can get it taken care of quickly.
5. Dental How—
The Dental How app was created to help patients better communicate with their dentists. Sometimes the technical terms dentists use can be hard for the average person to understand, and this app seeks to bridge the gap by facilitating dental communication for everybody during treatment and insurance paperwork.
6. Got Cavities—
This app makes it very clear that it is for entertainment value only, allowing the user to snap a picture of the inside of their mouth to evaluate for tooth decay. Although it’s purely for fun, Got Cavities can actually be helpful for promoting awareness of the importance of taking good care of teeth.
The iBrush app is useful for kids and adults, providing users with a timer to make sure teeth are brushed for the recommended amount of time. As the app user brushes, the teeth pictured on the screen turn from yellow to white, motivating the brusher to do a thorough job.
8. My Dental Hub—
If you’re interested in learning more about dental terms and procedures because you’re considering a career in dentistry, or if you’re a patient interested in learning about what’s going on in your mouth, this is a very helpful app. My Dental Hub discusses dental problems and the procedures used to resolve them, including animations.
Make every dental cleaning a positive experience by amazing your dentist with a clean, cavity-free mouth. With the assistance of these informative apps, you can use your iPhone to learn excellent oral hygiene that will keep your teeth and gums healthy and strong.
About the Author
Jessie Flesner is a freelance writer in New Albany, Indiana. She often writes about the dental industry for PDental Inc.
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