Cost: Entirely Free
Developer: Ben Underwood
Cost: Entirely Free
The free multi-award winning Brush DJ app is suitable for use by all ages and features in the new NHS Apps Library. This toothbrush timer app plays 2 minutes of music from your devices, cloud or streaming service - to make toothbrushing for an effective length of time less boring!Read More
Brush DJ has been developed by a dentist for anyone wanting to reduce their risk of gum disease and tooth decay. The app helps keep your smile healthy and breath fresh. Also, by using this app you will find new songs and rediscover your music collection- from guilty pleasures to holiday anthems! Brush DJ works with either a manual or electric toothbrush and allows you to set reminders to: •Change your toothbrush/brush head every 3 months •Brush at least twice a day •Floss/clean interdentally every day •Use a mouthrinse at a different time to toothpaste •When next to visit dentist, hygienist, orthodontist or dental therapist You can choose the colour of the screen and timer to match your toothbrush, bathroom or just pick your favourite colour combinations. There are short animated videos showing how to carry basic oral hygiene tasks such as flossing, using and interdental brush and a manual toothbrush. The latest evidence-based age specific information is given from the Public Health England toolkit ‘Delivering Better Oral Health’. Free updates will be available whenever new oral health information is released. Feedback on how you feel Brush DJ can be improved is welcomed via www.brushDJ.com. Here you can also let us know your favourite song to brush to, which might make it into the weekly Brush DJ Top 5 chart!
It was assessed as a Level 2 App. These apps are focused on general health. They may collect data and they may have a number of more advanced features. Where they collect data we assess their data use policies and compliance with relevant standards. Because they are health focused we also assess their compliance in the Clinical Effectiveness as well as the User Experience domains.
This App doesn’t collect any data and it is therefore only assessed and scored based on its performance in the User Experience and Clinical Assurance sections of our review.
We have identified that this App provides the following key features:
Social Support Networks
GoalSetting and Gamification
Alerts And Notifications
This App achieved an ORCHA score of 79%.
Because this App doesn’t collect Data there is minimal risk to your privacy and confidentiality from the use of this App.
It was clear from our review that a suitably qualified professional or organisation was involved in the Apps development.
It wasn't clear from our review how regularly the advice and guidance given by the App was reviewed and updated by relevant professionals.
It wasn't clear from our review that the App had been through end user testing as part of its design and development.
The App does provide customisable features.
End user capacity
The App does provide support for users with poor sight.
The App does provide support for users with hearing difficulties.
The App doesn't appear to have a clear approach to dealing with user issues.
The App is entirely free to use.