What is Brush DJ?

Brush DJ is an award-winning, free toothbrush timer app that plays 2 minutes of music taken from the user’s device to encourage brushing for an effective length of time. The app also allows users to set reminders to brush twice a day, floss, use a mouthrinse and when next to see their dentist, hygienist, therapist or orthodontist. Evidence-based age specific information is given as per the Public Health England toolkit ‘Delivering Better Oral Health’.

How often should I visit the dentist?

Please follow this link to the United Kingdom’s National Institute for Clinical Excellence for information on dental recalls.

Where does the information come from that is given in Brush DJ?

The app was built around the information given in the Public Health England Delivering Better Oral Health Toolkit.

Why 2 minutes?

This comes from the following research ‘The effect of brushing time and dentifrices on dental plaque removal in vivo‘.

Looking after your baby’s teeth

This webpage by NHS Choices has a useful information and a video about looking after your baby’s teeth

Who developed Brush DJ?

Brush DJ was developed by dentist Ben Underwood (UK General Dental Council Number 76663). The app was built by Appware and the website by Impulse Media. The video was produced by Dr Nik Morris.

But my electric toothbrush has a built-in timer so why would I use Brush DJ?

Electric toothbrushes are great but boring! They don’t remind you to clean between your teeth or not to rinse out after brushing. Also, they don’t remind you to see the dentist/hygienist on a regular basis or give evidence-based information.