“This is the way I brush my teeth, brush my teeth, brush my teeth early in the morning!” I am sure every mum would have sung this with their little one and I am singing this from last 8 years. I have introduced the brushing when my little one was 6-7 months as I read that we should start brushing as early as 6 months.
Well! Do you know that more than half of all children in Singapore have one or more rotten teeth by the time they start primary school? This is a worrying trend because bacteria from their milk teeth can affect the development of their permanent teeth – The Strait times.
Singhealth reported that in the year 2003 national study of our school children show only 52% of children caries-free at age 6 years and also the prolonged usage of milk bottles – a high risk of early childhood caries.
Recently when we have received this Playbrush from Sample Store, kids were pretty excited to open it, especially when they read that you can turn any manual toothbrush into a game controller. The first reaction was “What?? Brushing and playing together!”. Can’t be possible, right? Your Playbrush will come in colours of Blue and Pink.We all know that dental checkups are so important but at the same time we think that it is only necessary when kids have got adult teeth or if they have got any cavity but we are wrong about it. We should start with dental checkup as early as 1 year or before that as well, it is better to take care of them from young.
See this video before we share our experience
What is Playbrush?
Playbrush is a unique smart device that connects easily to any manual toothbrush, transforming it into a gaming controller. Its primary objective is to encourage children & young-at-hearts to playfully brush their teeth. With Playbrush we motivate children to brush regularly, for longer and with greater accuracy.
You will receive a Playbrush device, USB cable, Playbrush bedtime story book in this box.
How does Playbrush work?
It is a bit like magic: You simply place your normal manual toothbrush into the Playbrush gadget and immediately the toothbrush turns into a gaming controller. Now, you can start a Playbrush Game on any smartphone or tablet and the Playbrush device automatically connects.
You need to set up the brush properly on the device as shown. Shake the brush to see the yellow light blinking at the bottom of the device. I tried my best to capture that yellow light but couldn’t do.
Switch on your Bluetooth to connect your device to the smartphone, you might see an error if it is not connected.
Setup your account!
Bad tooth brushing not only leads to annoying arguments and discussions with your children, but also to frightening and painful dentist appointments and increased treatment costs. Playbrush has been developed closely with parents as we see ourselves as little helpers in their daily routine. We are not only offering indirect incentives for parents, but we are also giving them an easy tool to monitor their children’s tooth brushing via our brushing stats and dashboard.
It helps and encourages kids to learn how to brush their teeth properly in all the direction and brushing at least for 2 minutes. They will watch the proper brushing instructions on the screen and helps them in shooting the germs. Check your score after the you have brushed your teeth on the leaderboard.
Play and Brush with Playbrush
You can check your score and time along with your brushing. Some parents might think that it is a waste because of the increased screen time for kids but it is just for 2 minutes and they will learn how to brush their teeth properly in all the directions.
Participate in Playbrush’s search for a kid Ambassador from 18th July. Check out the Sample Store facebook page.
You can purchase their own set at Playbrush website for a $20 discount off their retail price of SGD $89!
Simply use promo code: PBSG2016
#We were provided with a set of Playbrush from Sample store for the review purpose only.