Monster Mouth DDS

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Dana Anderson, Common Sense Media
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Funny but gross app offers comical lesson in dental hygiene.

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Educational Value

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.

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.


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.


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.

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What 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.

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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?

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.

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