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Researchers develop a free toothbrush timer app to improve dental hygiene

Researchers develop a free toothbrush timer app to improve dental hygiene

A recent study in the British Dental Journal has come up with an exciting finding to help you improve your dental hygiene.

A free toothbrush timer app can help you workout your teeth in a fun way, also helping you map your dental hygiene routinely.

This app has been aptly named as the “Brush DJ”, and keeps the user engaged while playing music for two minutes- considered to be the optimum time for brushing teeth by medical experts.

The app also helps the user to maintain an e-calendar of dental events like reminding the users to spit out after brushing but not to rinse, sets reminders to brush twice a day, use a mouthwash at other non-brushing times of the day, sets alerts for dental appointments and reminders to change toothbrushes once every three months.

“The results of our study indicate that apps such as Brush DJ are beneficial to users and open the way for further research to extend their use and effectiveness,” said lead researcher Ben Underwood from Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry in England. The study appeared in the British Dental Journal.

The research showed that 70 per cent of respondents reported their teeth felt cleaner since using the app and 88 per cent said that Brush DJ had motivated them to brush their teeth for longer, as reported by IANS.

 

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