Community Resources

These resource links help support the mission of UBC Dentistry’s community outreach to promote oral health through education and enhanced awareness. The links may be useful to other community health professionals, teachers, and the general public.

BC Dental Association

Toothsavers Brushing Game

This interactive game makes toothbrushing fun by encouraging kids (ages 3-6) to save friendly fairy tale characters from the evil, cavity-creating sorceress, who cast a wicked tooth-rotting spell on the kingdom. The goal of the game is to motivate kids to save their own teeth by brushing their teeth two minutes, twice a day. Featuring a fun and colourful design, Toothsavers includes three key features to help parents and their kids learn about the importance of oral health:

  1. The game calls on kids to be heroes. In a timed, finger-swipe brushing game they can save 10 characters in a fairy tale kingdom from an evil, cavity-creating sorceress.
  2. The two-player version of the game allows for kids to “brush” the teeth of their friends and parents when the mobile device is held up to their mouths.
  3. The app also offers a real-life toothbrushing companion for kids and parents to keep track of their brushing progress, as well as morning and nighttime reminders.

Find Toothsavers online

Toothsavers is available for free in the App Store.

Printable Toothbrushing Charts

The internet is full of printable toothbrushing charts to help kids keep on brushing! Here are just a few: