Music To Your Ears - Seven Songs of Tooth Brushing

11/23/16   #Dental Health
Bet you learned your ABCs to music as a child or still remember some of the songs from Sesame Street or School House Rock. Children often learn faster when music is involved. It can be used as a creative and fun way to increase enjoyment and achievement in areas where children normally struggle or don't show interest. Catchy, cute songs are a perfect opportunity to get the idea of proper tooth brushing into a child's head.

The American Dental Association (ADA) collected seven tooth brushing songs in a recent post on their website, and there are definitely some catchy ones involved. YouTube is an amazing thing as the songs and videos are all there, and probably more.

The videos have enough range so that some would be interesting to younger children, while others would be more for an older child.

Here are two examples. The first is set to the children's nursery song, Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush. The modified song emphasizes the importance of brushing twice a day with an easy-to-remember tune.


Elmo from Sesame Street has a super catchy tune which has a radio-pop feel, and we've got the lyrics too, if you want to practice with the kids.


ELMO: OK, everybody. It’s time to brush your teeth. Go get your toothbrush!
Brush, brushy-brush, brushy-brush, brush.Brush, brushy-brush, brushy-brush, brush.Brushy-brush, you’re looking good.
SINGERS: Brush, brushy-brush.
ELMO: Brushy brush them round and round.
SINGERS: Brush, brushy-brush.
ELMO: To keep teeth happy, here’s the truth. You gotta brush each and every tooth. The teeth in the front get a lot of care. But don’t forget the ones back there.Brush your teeth, keep them looking clean and bright.
SINGERS: Brush, brushy-brush.b-b-brush, brush.
ELMO: Brush your teeth, every day and every night.
SINGERS: Brush, brushy-brush, b-b-brush, brush.
ELMO: Now your toothpaste might taste good when you got it in your mouth. But you should never swallow it. You’ve got, got, got to spit it out. Go on and spit. We’ll wait for it.
ELMO: Brush your teeth, keep them looking clean and bright.
SINGERS: Brush, brushy-brush, b-b-brush, brush.
ELMO: Brush your teeth, every day and every night.
SINGERS: Brush, brushy-brush, b-b-brush, brush.
ELMO: Now if your parents heard, here’s what you’ve gotta do–let them have your toothbrush so that they can brushy brush your teeth.Great job, you’re almost done.
SINGERS:Five, four, three, two, one.
ELMO: Now spit!

Dr. Frank Sierra suggests that you make brushing fun for your kids, and a part of every day. Your time at Kids Smiles will be a breeze and who knows you just might replace Let it Go or Do You want to Build A Snowman? with a new dental-related tune.
Dr. Frank Sierra suggests that you make brushing fun for your kids, and a part of every day.