Tooth Tunes Musical Toothbrush: Boogie While You Brush

03/06/2009 at 05:00 PM ET

The Tooth Tunes toothbrush ($10) plays music through its bristles to encourage healthy brushing. The craziest thing is that it plays the music through the teeth and jawbone right into your head!

My son’s brush plays “The Bear Necessities” from The Jungle Book and says encouraging phrases like “great job!” but you can barely hear it standing next to him. It’s a little bit bizarre but he loves it and he brushes until the music stops. They even have versions featuring the music of KISS and Queen for young rockers. What’ll they think of next?

— Kristen

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Carolyn on

Does every kids’ product really need bells and whistles and show tunes and flashing lights? It’s a toothbrush. Slap a picture of Dora on it and call it a day.

Alex on

I’m almost ashamed to admit this, but I have one of these. I’m in my 20’s and I brush my teeth to We Will Rock You. I have an adult one too, but this is my fun one! Oh the shame….

Lilybett on

Kids brushed their teeth for years with their plain old Oral-Bs. This feels a bit like lazy parenting to me – rather than trying to teach or discipline their child, they’re trying to appease them and reward them before they’ve even done the job.

Jennie on

Both my older kids either currently use a Tooth Tunes (I always hear my son dancing in the bathroom to “YMCA”) or have had one in the past. I know some may think that they’re a bit frivolous but I know they help my kids brush the appropriate amount of time since they never brushed for long enough in the past.

mel on

I just got my daughter a VeggieTales singing toothbrush because I was running out of ways to teach her to keep brushing for at least 2 minutes (getting her to brush wasn’t the problem, she just wasn’t brushing long enough) She’s brushed her teeth 4 times today. If I’m being a “Lazy parent” then so be it- I’ve been called worse. I thought it was a cool concept and would get one for myself if I could find one with a song I like.

jenny on

I have a napolean dynamite one but I find the quality of the toothbrush horrible, love the idea but I feel more comfortable using a better quality bristled brush

SallyBea on

I’m with Carolyn: this is silly. Can’t our kids be left un-entertained for the 2 minutes it takes them to brush their teeth?

Danielle on

It’s not about the bells and whistles or a picture of Dora. It’s about getting your kids to brush their teeth for two minutes.

If you teach your kids they have to keep brushing their teeth until the music stops, chances are they did a halfway decent job of cleaning their teeth. You still need to supervise to make sure they brush in the right places though! Anya likes to suck the toothpaste off and chew on the brush before dropping it.

jess on

We’ve always made our daughter brush her teeth…with or without tears. Lucky it’s mostly without tears. But I would buy this toothbrush in a heartbeat! Whatever makes it easier. It’s her teeth! I’m not taking any chances. Currently we let her bring in her “Goofy” stuffed animal and she gets to brush his teeth (he has his own tooth brush) with her. But I say…if it gets your child to brush his teeth…buy it!

MIcarGI on

as long as the music is good, why not?

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