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Toothbrush techLet's face it: getting small children to properly brush their teeth is no easy thing to do. In this Tech Minute, CNET's Kara Tsuboi reports how technology aims to make brushing teeth fun and interactive in order to get little ones into correct dental...
[MUSIC] If your children are reluctant to brush their teeth, why not make a game out of it? The free Toothsavers app for iOS and Android devices asks kids to save a kingdom from bad breath and plaque by brushing their teeth. Come with me, Toothy, to become a Toothsaver and help Fight the curse by tooth brushing. The cute narration and animated character will guide and entertain your child as they properly learn to brush all their teeth for two minutes twice a day. Keep dental decay at bay with a high tech toothbrush from Oral B that will hit stores later this year. The interactive toothbrush sends brushing data to a smart phone app over bluetooth. The app will get to know your habits and tell you if you are brushing too hard and for enough time. Track your data over time and share it with your dentist. And finally the Quip is a well-designed electric toothbrush that vibrates after you've brushed for the recommended two minutes. What sets this brand apart is the regular refill service of new toothbrush heads and toothpaste. The Quip electric brushes start at 25 bucks and cost $5 every three months. In San Francisco, I'm Kara Tsuboi, CNET.com for CBS News. [MUSIC]