Toothy is a free app for Apple and Android devices. The free version offers a few tutorial features. The main timer features for brushing, flossing, and rinsing are unlocked with the paid subscription of $8.99 per month after a 3 day free trial. Another benefit of the paid version is the removal of ads.
Toothy has 3 screens to choose from on the bottom menu: timers, statistics, and settings. The “timers” screen prompts users to begin brushing where a timer slowly counts down from 180 seconds. A vocal prompt notifies when to brush certain areas. Music is played in the background. After the timer has completed counting down, users can select “brushing” to add the documented time to statistics shown on the next screen. Flossing and rinsing can also be timed, in the same way, and added to statistics, after upgrading to the paid subscription.
Toothy contributes to good oral hygiene by keeping users accurate and aware of the time they spend brushing, flossing, and rinsing. The timing feature can be done by the clock app in most smartphones. However, Toothy is unique by keeping track of the minutes and sessions spent on each activity.
The ability to keep track of time spent brushing, flossing, and rinsing is a good organizational tool. However, there doesn’t seem to be any point to why someone would want to keep a log of these sessions. If users time themselves for each activity, based on recommended timing guidelines, using a standard clock app, this would produce the same peace of mind and good oral hygiene practices that Toothy provides.