5 Children’s Toys That Help Support Dental Development


Dental-themed toys are a great way to promote healthy dental development in kids. Whether you’re trying to soothe a teething infant, promote good dental hygiene, or ease anxiety about visiting the dentist, consider these toys to ease and inspire young minds. 

Dentist Kit: To ensure good dental health, it’s important to maintain regular visits to the dentist. Unfortunately, many kids can feel anxious about sitting in the dentist’s chair. You can help your child feel more comfortable by letting them play the role of a dentist. Plush dental kits are a great way to promote enthusiasm about dental health while making your child feel more comfortable with the idea of visiting the dentist. You can play the patient and let your child perform a checkup or treatment using these engaging plush toys.

Teething Blanket Buddies: Part teething toy, part comfort item, teething blankets are designed to soothe your baby during the painful teething process. Blanket Buddies have soft, plush bodies and rubberized corner caps so your little one can chew and hug at the same time. Ideally, you should look for products that have teething areas with varying textures. 

Vibrating Toys: Vibrating teething toys can feel especially good to sore gums. Most of these products are designed to only buzz when your child bites down on the exterior. Just be sure to only give your child vibrating toys specifically designed as teething devices, or you could expose your child to harmful chemicals or choking hazards. 

Play-Doh Doctor Drill ‘n Fill Set: With this dental-themed toy, your child can craft silly Play-Doh teeth and fight cavities with an electric drill. They can also squeeze silly toothpaste through a toy toothbrush and roll on braces with a stamping roller. All of this can help promote enthusiasm for good dental hygiene and ease anxiety about visiting the dentist.

Brush Up App: This clever app includes Budd, a Toothbrush Tutor who helps empower your child with selfie-based assessments and motivate good dental hygiene with cool prizes. You can even review reports from Budd and use the Selfie Match Game to help your child learn proper oral hygiene.