9 Dental Health Apps for Kids

9 Dental Health Apps for Kids

Getting kids excited about dental hygiene can often be a challenging task for parents. With so many different approaches it can also be hard to figure out where to start, especially when the same method that worked for one child does not work for the next. In the past, we have covered books and other fun ways to get your kids excited about brushing their teeth. This week we are taking a look at the latest trend in dental health education, smart phone dental health apps for kids. This list of the top 9 dental health apps for kids makes building healthy habits fun and engaging.

Brusheez – The Little Monsters Toothbrush Timer

Brusheez Dental Health Apps for Kids

Make brushing fun and silly with this zany brushing timer! Let your kids pick their pal, then customize the colors of the hair pajamas and toothbrush. The app gives children the ability to turn each tooth on or off to match their own. After they’ve customized their account, get ready to start the timer and cue the music with Brucheez.

Price: Free   |   Kids 5 & Under

Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch.  |   Download for iTunes


Brush Teeth with MomoMomo Brush Time Dental Health Apps for Kids

Kids often avoid brushing their teeth because they think it is an annoying task. Making brushing time a fun game is one of the best ways to get them excited about healthy habits. With Brush Teeth with Momo, your child will create a buddy that is there with them while brushing their teeth. Earn points by brushing to feed their friend and dress him up!

Price: Free   |   Kids 5 & Under

Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch.  |   Download for iTunes


Toothsavers Brushing GameToothSavers Dental Health Apps for Kids

This app aims to inspire kids to brush their teeth for two minutes twice daily. Children must protect the games 10 quirky inhabitants from an evil sorceress who is attacking the kingdom’s teeth! The game engages kids by having them clean their teeth as well as the game’s characters’ teeth. Clean each character’s teeth in two minutes; then kids will be able to earn new characters when they brush their own teeth. The game was created through the Partnership for Healthy Mouths, Healthy Lives and part of the Kids’ Healthy Mouths campaign. The campaign aims to educate children on the importance of oral health and reduce the risk of oral disease.

Price: Free   |   Kids 5 & Under

Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch.  |   Download for iTunes


Lulu Brush Time Dental Health Apps for Kids

Lulu Brush Time Lite

This app helps children struggling to establish a regular tooth brushing routine. Lulu, the game’s cute and cuddly raccoon, brushes along side your child with a two-minute timer. Kids can also interact with Lulu, helping him brush his teeth and earning badges by meeting their daily brushing goals. Each badge is a printable coloring page you can print and color with your child.

Price: Free   |   Kids 5 & Under

Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch.  |   Download for iTunes


MyTeeth Dental Health Apps for KidsMyTeeth

Your kids will love brushing their teeth with the toothbrushing-friends of MyTeeth. These helpful buddies are always happy to brush and will teach your children the right amount of time to brush and the best brushing methods. This game features charming, storybook-like animations which will engage your child and make brushing time more fun!

Price: Free   |   Kids 6 – 8

Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch.  |   Download for iTunes


Chomper ChumsChomper Chums Dental Health Apps for Kids

With this app, your child will be able to select and name an adorable animal, with whom they will interact with each time they brush. Kids will care for their animal’s health by brushing twice a day and brushing for the correct amount of time. Brushing daily is rewarded with little adventures the characters will be able to go on. Kids will also learn to choose food options for their animal that will aid in the critter’s dental health while learning about healthy eating habits themselves.

Price: Free   |   Kids 6 – 8

Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch.  |   Download for iTunes


Disney Magic Timer

Disney Magic Timer Dental Health Apps for KidsCreate more fun in your daily routine with this fun dental health app! Encourage your kids to brush longer with this timer featuring 23 Disney, Marvel, and Star Wars characters. Every time your child brushes successfully for two minutes they will earn a sticker. Kids can track their progress with stars and milestone badges which appear on the Brushing Calendar. 

Price: Free   |   Kids 6 – 8

Requires Android 4.0.3 and up. |   Download for Google


Yuck MouthYuckMouth Dental Health Apps for Kids

Getting kids to brush teeth is a struggle that isn’t just limited to early childhood, in fact, it can become even more challenging as your child enters puberty. Get your tweens excited about taking care of their teeth with Yuck Mouth. Clean all sorts of gunk out of silly, yet educational virtual mouths. This addictive games has kids shake, tilt, and tip the phone to clean the mouth and advance.

Price: Free   |   Kids 9+

Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch.  |   Download for iTunes


Colgate Tooth Defenders

Colgate Tooth Defenders Dental Health Apps for KidsAvailable on both Android and Apple devices. Your kids team up with Colgate’s Tooth Defenders to protect Tooth City while learning about and developing healthy dental habits. Challenge your kids with different games that increase their understanding of dental health. It will also educate them on the causes of plaque and tooth decay. Varying levels of game-play include Snack Swat, Memory, Snacktastrophy, Plaque Attack, and Toothpaste Ball.

Price: Free   |   Kids 9+

Requires Google Android 2.2 and up // Apple iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch and Android.

Download for iTunes   |  Download for Google


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