The My Bright Smile app from Colgate Bright Smiles, Bright Futures®
Good dental hygiene is something that I am very adamant about in my home. I grew up with stains on my teeth and as an adult, it has really affected how I feel about myself. While it may be easy to neglect those little baby teeth, it is vital to keep them healthy even though they fall out. Cavities and decay of baby teeth can very easily lead to problems with adult teeth.
Half a billion kids around the world have benefited from the Colgate Bright Smiles, Bright Futures® oral health education program. Now, it’s offering a free, educational app: “My Bright Smile.” Included are five games, including “Visit the Dentist,” “Swipe the Sweets” and “Brush the Teeth.” There’s even a two-minute song that will help keep your kids brushing until every tooth is clean.
Getting my kids to brush their teeth for the full two minutes that is recommended can be very difficult. We just starting using the My Bright Smile app from Colgate. Designed for kids ages 4-6 (how perfect for us) is available on the iTunes App Store and on the Google Play store. The songs are fun and not only did it help my kids to brush for the two minutes, it got them moving and dancing along.
There are also a few games on the Bright Smiles app. Your child can learn the proper way to brush, floss, why it’s not healthy to eat sweets and more. The parents area has some valuable information for parents on proper dental hygiene.
NOTE: The “My Bright Smile” app does not store any personal information, and no data about its use is sent back to Colgate.
About Colgate Bright Smiles, Bright Futures®
The “My Bright Smile” app extends and builds upon the success of the Colgate Bright Smiles, Bright Futures® program. In the United States, the classroom curriculum reaches nearly 9 out of every 10 kindergarten students each year, 3.5 million children in all 50 states, and more than 750,000 kids through our partnership with the Office of Head Start.
Globally, Colgate Bright Smiles, Bright Futures® is among the most far-reaching, successful children’s oral health initiatives in the world, reaching children in 80 countries with free dental screenings and oral health education. Colgate’s commitment to building a lifetime of healthy habits provides children with burgeoning self-esteem and a foundation for success – that’s the Power of a Bright Smile.
In all, thanks to long-standing partnerships with governments, schools, and communities, Colgate Bright Smiles, Bright Futures® has reached more than half a billion children and is available in 30 languages.