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Toothbrushing Songs for Kids


toothbrushing songs microphoneAt 1Dental, we know discount dental plans. We also know that without understanding the serious consequences of poor dental health, children have no compelling incentive to stand there and swipe that toothbrush around for more than just a few obligatory seconds. Singing a song is a classic solution, but how many tooth songs do you know offhand? That’s what I thought.

1Dental came to the rescue and researched some great songs with familiar tunes, listed below, to help teach children the value of healthy teeth (this Preschool Education website is a great resource). Here are some of our favorites:

Are Your Teeth Clean and White?

(To the tune of “Do Your Ears Hang Low”)

Are your teeth clean and white?
Do you brush them every night?
Do you brush them in the morning?
Do you brush them right?
Do you brush them side to side?
Are your teeth clean and white?
Do you floss them good
To remove the bits of food?
Do you floss them every day
Like you know you should?
Do you take good care of
The teeth that are there?
Do you floss them good?

(Disclaimer: As somewhat of a word nerd, I do not advocate poor grammar. Use that song at your own discretion. If you are a normal person, please ignore this disclaimer.)

Got My Toothpaste

(To the tune of “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star”)

Got my toothpaste, got my brush,
I won’t hurry, I won’t rush.
Making sure my teeth are clean,
Front and back and in-between,
When I brush for quite a while,
I will have a happy smile.

I’ve Been Brushing

(To the tune of “I’ve Been Working on the Railroad”)

I’ve been brushing with my toothbrush,
Brushing every day
I’ve been brushing with my toothbrush,
It’s how I fight decay.
All my teeth are gonna sparkle,
How proud I will be.
Every time I want to smile, my
Teeth will shine for me!
Always brush your teeth,
Every single day.
Keep those cavities away!
Use your brush and paste,
Just the way you should,
Keep your smile a-lookin’ good!

Feel free to visit the Preschool Education website for even more ideas.

Do you sing tooth songs with your kids?


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  1. Eloise Hatfield / Aug 11 2014

    I think I’ll try a few of these songs myself! But I’ve never heard of “Do Your Ears Hang Low” in my entire life. I have no idea what that tune would be.

  2. Dentist the woodlands / Oct 26 2011

    We tell our smaller patients that the minimum time to brush their teeth is the time it takes to sing the “Happy Birthday” song to themself. They enjoy humming this song and wishing themselves a Happy Birthday every time they brush.

  3. Annie / Mar 7 2011

    very cute! :)

  4. Joy / Mar 2 2011

    Great ideas! I have a 3 year old. He’d love this.

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