Monster Mouth DDS

 

Learning(i)

Funny but gross app offers comical lesson in dental hygiene.

What parents need to know

Ease of play

The app is easy to play. Just choose the right tools and wipe across the screen to remove plaque, take an X-ray, extract a cavity, or cap a tooth.

Violence

The app has infrequent, mild cartoon violence, such as a cartoon bomb blowing up a monster tooth to uncover a cavity and bats being swatted with a fly swatter.

Sex
Not applicable
Language
Not applicable
Consumerism

There is a promotion for another app on the main screen, as well as a "Shop" button that move players to the another screen with another game option. The app also prompts users to rate the app in the iTunes App Store. Ads are shown, but they do not appear during gameplay. There are available in-app purchases, but all monsters are now free.

Drinking, drugs, & smoking
Not applicable
Privacy & safety

Some privacy concerns. Users can opt in to OpenFeint, an interactive network that allows users to upload real avatar photos, post on message boards, connect with Facebook friends or Twitter followers, and access live chat with strangers. Users can opt in to Game Center to track achievements instead; it does not have chat and connections to other social media within the app.

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Monster Mouth DDS is a fun -- in a monstrously gross kind of way -- app in which you're the dentist charged with removing layers of plaque and cavities from monsters' teeth. There are three modes, easy, hard, and challenge.

What kids can learn

Skills

Health & Fitness

  • preventing sickness

What Kids Can Learn

Monster Mouth DDS wasn't created with educational intent, and we don't recommend it for learning. But this app can promote health by encouraging kids in a fun way to practice dental hygiene by brushing their teeth.

What kids can learn

Skills

Health & Fitness

  • preventing sickness

Monster Mouth DDS wasn't created with educational intent, and we don't recommend it for learning. But this app can promote health by encouraging kids in a fun way to practice dental hygiene by brushing their teeth.

This Learning Rating review was written by Dana Villamagna

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What's it about?

In Monster Mouth DDS, kids play dentist by first choosing a tool (toothbrush, new tooth, pliers, or bomb). Then they begin rubbing the monster patient's teeth by swiping their finger across the screen to remove plaque, pulling the tooth with the pliers, blowing up the tooth, or fixing the tooth with a new one. Monsters' mouth problems increase in difficulty with each level.

Is it any good?

QUALITY
 

MONSTER MOUTH DDS is an undeniably funny, fun app. The monsters are comical, and it's fun for kids to play dentist. This app provides kids a graphically interesting way to conceptualize the yuckiness of real-life plaque and cavities -- and may even encourage your kids to remember to brush their teeth! However, the bombs and pliers with which cavities are removed may make some kids a little nervous about going to the dentist.

App details

Devices:iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
Price:Free
Pricing structure:Free
Release date:August 26, 2011
Category:Kids Games
Size:18.60 MB
Publisher:Breaktime Studios
Version:1.01
Minimum software requirements:iOS 4.2 or later, Android 1.6 and up

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  • Good: Pretty engaging; good learning approach.
  • Fair: Somewhat engaging; OK learning approach.
  • Not for Learning: Not recommended for learning.
  • Not for Kids: Not age-appropriate for kids; not recommended for learning.

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Kid, 10 years old September 17, 2011
age 7+
 

I LOVE IT!!!

ITS SOOO FUUNNNN I LOVE IT!!!

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