FDI's Mouth Patrol

Mouth Patrol

The days of poor oral health are over, Mouth Patrol is here to make sure you look after your mouth from early in life.

Follow Toothie, our Mouth Patrol hero, in its adventures to promote good oral care. Learn good behaviour to help you keep a healthy mouth, establish long-lasting habits that will keep your mouth in top-shape as you grow older, and beware of certain foods that can harm your teeth.

Check weekly for new videos and don't forget to share them with all your friends!

Toothie

Hi, I'm Toothie!

Toothie is the promoter of good oral health practices among children. It was born during the World Oral Health Day 2018 campaign and is the star of Mouth Patrol.

In every video, Toothie motivates children to play an active role in their own oral care and ensures that good oral hygiene is practiced across the different age groups. Toothie is also a friend to parents who may be looking for advice on how to care for their children’s oral health.

Episode 1

Brush your teeth before bed

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Toothbrushing every day keeps the nasties away! If you are between 2 and 4 years old, remember to brush your teeth before going to bed.

Episode 2

Brush your teeth twice a day

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Keep them clean, twice a day! If you are between 5 and 9 years old, remember to brush your teeth every morning when you wake up, and every night before you go to bed.

 

Episode 3

The proper brushing technique

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Let Toothie show you how to brush your teeth! If you are between 10 and 12 years old, remember to brush gently in a circular motion for 2 minutes, twice a day.

Episode 4

Visit the dentist every year

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Dentists help you keep your smile healthy! No matter your age, remember to visit the dentist at least once a year for a dental check-up.

 

Episode 5

Rice size is the right size

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If you are younger than 3 years old, use rice-sized fluoride toothpaste (not more) to brush your teeth.

Episode 6

The size of a pea fits to a T

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If you are older than 3 years old, use pea-sized fluoride toothpaste (not more) to brush your teeth.

 

Episode 7

Chew gum if you can’t brush

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Keep a healthy mouth after every meal! If you are between 10 and 12 years old, chew sugar-free gum for 10 minutes if you can’t brush your teeth after eating.

Episode 8

Change your toothbrush often

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Even the coolest toothbrush has a lifecycle! No matter your age, change your toothbrush every 3 months for the best oral care.

 

Episode 9

Don’t overuse your pacifier

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Sucking on a pacifier for too long affects the development of your mouth and teeth. If you're older than 2.5 years old, avoid using a pacifier and never ever add any sugar on it.

Episode 10

Avoid sugary snacks

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Choose healthy food and drinks over sugar! If you are between 5 and 9 years old, avoid sugary juices and unhealthy snacks between meals.

 

Episode 11

Don't eat junk food

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Fruit and water are your friends! If you are between 10 and 12 years old, make the smart choice and avoid soda and unhealthy snacks between meals.

Episode 12

No snacking after night brushing

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Go to bed with a clean mouth! No matter your age, don’t snack after you brush your teeth.

 

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