Oral health support for children and teenagers

Oral health support for children and teenagers

Dental caries/dental decay

There are some great toothbrushing timer videos on YouTube, below is an example of one of them. The child is encouraged to brush for two minutes to remove the bubbles and reveal their favourite character.

The British Society of Paediatric Dentistry have produced three child friendly videos to promote toothbrushing and prevention for children and young people.

Dr Ranj– NHS doctor, TV presenter, author and celebrity contestant on “Strictly Come Dancing”stars in these videos with his sidekick Supertooth – the voice of actor Gemma Oaten who rose to fame in TV soap Emmerdale. They guide children in different age categories on how to brush teeth. The videos combine live action with computer animation. The aim is to give dental teams resources to share with parents and carers to inspire them to keep children’s teeth healthy. Particularly at this difficult time where access to dental care is limited.

The videos are discussing getting a dental check by one, as well as being aimed at parents of children aged 0-3, 3-6 and 7+, you can see them below:

As well as Dr Ranj, we also have The Singing Dentist talking all things oral health! Dr Milad Shadrooh creates parodies of well known songs to educate and inform the public about important aspects of oral health, making the task of discussing and delivering mouthcare more fun! You can see some examples below:


Last updated: September 06, 2023.


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