Great Ways to Inculcate Good Oral Hygiene Habits in Your Kids

As a former dentist, I know it is criminal that I have not created a post with oral health resources for young children so I’m making up for it now…

Brusheez – The Little Monsters Toothbrush Timer – Shondicon

It’s hard enough to get the kids to brush their teeth. Trying to get them to brush for the requisite 2 minutes is nearly impossible. This is an app to help…

Brusheez is designed make brushing time fun. Pick your monster pal (two of the five monsters available are free!) then make them jump, flip, giggle, wiggle, gasp and go dizzy! You can change the colors of their hair, pajamas and toothbrush, and turn each tooth on or off to match your child’s mouth. Then set the timer and get ready to brush and dance!

Brusheez

Watch the video of the first verse.

Brusheez is free to download from the App Store. First two monsters are free but be warned… Your child will beg for the other three monsters which are available as in-App purchases for $0.99 each.

Tooth Monster HD pro – Jinibini

Inculcating good oral hygiene habits begins with knowledge. Help your child understand the importance of looking after his teeth with the this Tooth Monster book: The Cavity Fighters and the Plaque Kingdom.

The Cavity Fighters and the Plaque Kingdom 
is a bestselling storybook in the JiniBini Series now available as an app book! 
It tells the thrilling story of Jini and Bini’s adventure when they travel to The White Smile Kingdom in MouthWorld through their dreams. As space villains, the evil Plaque Monsters find food particles and use them to build the Plaque Kingdom.

Tooth Monster

The Tooth Monster App is a read-along story book with 3 mini games:

  • The Brush Your Teeth Game – 
Learn how to brush your teeth properly in an super-fun way with the Brush Your Teeth playbook game.
 There are 6 Levels in Brush Your Teeth, covering the different surfaces of your teeth.
  • The Hide-and-Seek Game – Find hidden friends over 6 levels of fun pictures (planet meal, plaque kingdom, mouthworld, cavity fighters, food particples.
  • The Plaque War Game – earn points helping the Cavity Fighters defend the White Smile Kingdom against the evil invading Plaque Monsters.

Download Tooth Monster from the Apps Store for $4.99.

Dentist Office Ultimate – Umair Javed

A visit to the dental clinic can be daunting for a child but it can be made easier if your child understands what happens during a dental visit. Giving your child control to role play as the dentist can also help him cope with the experience. This free app will help your child understand what goes on during  dental visit and put him in the role of the dentist.

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This is also a great app for kids wanting to learn more about what dentists do – fillings, braces, teeth whitening, etc.

Dentist Office Ultimate is free to download from the Apps Store and does not contain in-App purchases.

The Legend of Dr Rabbit and the Tooth Kingdom

How could I compile a list of oral health education resource for kids without including my former company? This story will take kids on an adventure to learn all about plaque (the evil Placulus and the plaque monsters), teeth (Tooth City), and the importance of taking care of their teeth (the Tooth Defenders and Super Dentists).

  • Chapter 1: The Dental Office
  • Chapter 2: Inside the Tooth Castle
  • Chapter 3: Happy Smiles Supply Room
  • Chapter 4: On the Road
  • Chapter 5: Plaque Monster Cave
  • Chapter 6: Sugar Mountain
  • Chapter 7: Plaque Dungeon
  • Chapter 8: Sorcerer Plakula’s Cavity Hall
  • Chapter 9: Back at Tooth Castle
  • Chapter 10: Back at Dental Office

Don’t forget the tooth games for kids age 2-9.