For Kids

toothbrush

How old
is the
toothbrush?

Did you know that the toothbrush was invented more than 500 years ago by the Chinese?

We certainly hope your toothbrush isn’t as old as that! We recommend you get a new toothbrush every three months.

Each time you visit the dentist you get to pick a new color!

Say Cheese!

A healthy mouth is an important part of a healthy body. We need strong teeth to be able to chew the foods that help us grow!

Healthy teeth also help us speak correctly and show off our smiles for pictures. The first step to healthy teeth is brushing and flossing.

Follow these tips to keep your teeth clean:

Brush at least twice a day. Try to brush after breakfast, before bed and after sweet snacks.

Brush ALL your teeth, not just the front ones. It's important to clean the teeth along the sides and back of your mouth, too!

Brush for at least two to three minutes. Use a timer or play your favorite song so you know when two minutes are up.

Floss every day. Flossing gets rid of food stuck between your teeth that your toothbrush can't reach.

Don't be afraid to ask for help—brushing teeth with your parents can be fun. Here are some teeth brushing songs you can sing together.

 

Download a Coloring Page

Hidden within each of the pages below are these three images
Can you find them all?

 
 
Fun Fact
  • Hungry Crocodile
    Did you know crocodiles have about 65 teeth? Now that's a lot of teeth to take care of!
     
    Draw a tooth on Mr. Croc every time you brush or floss.
    Download this page (pdf)
  • Monkey Madness
    Did you know monkeys floss their teeth with strands of hair? Good thing we give you dental floss for that!
     
    Draw a smile on a monkey each time you brush or floss.
    Download this page (pdf)
  • Trip to the Zoo
    Humans all have the same teeth, but did you know that animals' teeth are different depending on what foods they eat?
     
    Draw a set of teeth on an animal each time you brush or floss.
    Download this page (pdf)