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The Top Droid Dental Apps of 2012 (So Far)

Posted Apr 05 2012 10:09pm

The following is a guest post by Jane Johnson of AndGeeks, a site providing Android News , commentary and reviews of smartphones such as T-Mobile LG Phones . If you are interested in guest posting for Dental Heroes, please sign up here .

Are you an iPhone user? Check out a recent post highlighting the top free dental iPhone apps of 2012 .

Whether you want to be a dental genius—or just have the knowhow to care for your pearly whites like one—there are a ton of mobile tools that can help you stay on top of oral hygiene. The good news, is that regardless of if you’re brushing up for dental school or an up-coming annual check-up, there are a ton of smart phone apps available to help you brush and floss more effectively, connect dentists and patients from a distance, keep you appraised of the latest and greatest dental lingo to impress your friends at parties, and , is that we live in the age of smart phones, which means there are a number of ways we can improve our oral hygiene, study up for dental school, or even tools that will prepare you for more in-depth dental surgeries and teeth whitening treatments by just consulting our handy Android devices.

Particularly helpful for kids and adults who think they’re giving their chompers a good brush every morning and night, when in fact, they’re missing spots, the Brushy app is a simple 2 minute brush timer. Launch the app and it will count down two minute brush sessions at a time while it targets which area of the mouth to clean. The Brushy app will tell you exactly when you’ve spent thorough time brushing your teeth and ensure you commit to the 2-minute cleaning time that the majority of dentists recommend.

It’s nice to know that you’re cared about—even from a distance. So the next time your dentist goes on vacation or to that annual dental conference in Poughkeepsie, you can stay connected via the My Dentist – Dental Anywhere app. This app keeps dentists in tune to their patients, opening the lines of communication from afar. Say you have a question about what kind of floss to buy, you can launch the Dental Anywhere app and the question will reach your dentist via his or her smart phone for immediate attention.

The Tooth Protection app for Android provides general dental advice and tips on all oral-related health—such as brushing, flossing, calcium-rich foods, how to prevent tooth decay, safe whitening procedures, and more! So if you happen to be at the store looking at the teeth whitening products, you can consult the Tooth Protection App and know you’re receiving sound advice on your oral health.

The Dental Video Lexicon is a handy app for both dental students and inquisitive patients. The app features a comprehensive Lexicon (or dictionary and vocabulary tool) that will help you answer almost any query relevant to dentistry with colorful, step-by-step visuals and picture examples. For instance, if you’re scheduled to get braces, you may want to look up information about braces fittings, duration of where, maintenance, foods to stir clear of, and pros of cons of wearing braces on your teeth. On the other hand, if you’re a dental student, you might want to look up various dental procedures like these to prepare yourself to fit braces on your patients.

The 1000 Dental Flashcards & Quiz app provides 1000 useful dental references to educate you on topics related to dental hygiene, mouth and tooth anatomy, popular dental treatments, and surgeries. The app offers all of this information in engaging flashcard format, so it’s ideal if you are interested in dentistry or plan to pursue it as a career.

Have you tried any of the apps above? Which is your favorite? Are there other dental apps for the Android that other Dental Heroes’ readers should check out? Please let us know in a comment below.

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