The free multi-award winning Brush DJ app is suitable for use by all ages and features in the new NHS Apps Library. This toothbrush timer app plays 2 minutes of music from your devices, cloud or streaming service - to make toothbrushing for an effective length of time less boring! 

Brush DJ has been developed by a dentist for anyone wanting to reduce their risk of gum disease and tooth decay. The app helps keep your smile healthy and breath fresh. Also, by using this app you will find new songs and rediscover your music collection- from guilty pleasures to holiday anthems!

Brush DJ works with either a manual or electric toothbrush and allows you to set reminders to:
•Change your toothbrush/brush head every 3 months
•Brush at least twice a day
•Floss/clean interdentally every day
•Use a mouthrinse at a different time to toothpaste
•When next to visit dentist, hygienist, orthodontist or dental therapist

You can choose the colour of the screen and timer to match your toothbrush, bathroom or just pick your favourite colour combinations. There are short animated videos showing how to carry basic oral hygiene tasks such as flossing, using and interdental brush and a manual toothbrush. The latest evidence-based age specific information is given from the Public Health England toolkit ‘Delivering Better Oral Health’. Free updates will be available whenever new oral health information is released.

Feedback on how you feel Brush DJ can be improved is welcomed via Here you can also let us know your favourite song to brush to, which might make it into the weekly Brush DJ Top 5 chart!

What’s New

Version 4.1.7

In this release, we have optimised Brush DJ for iPhone X and made some UX improvements

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
2K Ratings

2K Ratings

Albury 46 ,

Really focuses on The optimum time to clean teeth properly

Having just visited a dentist due to a very uncomfortable tooth I I was told the gum was infected due to a build up of tartar. Was told tooth would have to come out eventually but dentist cleaned tartar and said to visit hygienist regularly to keep tooth a little longer. At the age of 77 I have few teeth left so took advice seriously.
I must admit my teeth cleaning was done rather hurriedly and this app plays music of your choice for 2 mins.
Brilliant - so simple but so effective.

Developer Response ,

Thank you for the kind review and great to hear the app is helping you :)
We are working on the next version and any suggestions on how the current version can be improved would be welcomed.

Nicola Adams ,

Brushing made achievable

Even as adults I think it can be hard to judge 2 minutes brushing, especially when in a rush. Brush DJ helps you keep to time visually and by sound and plays any tune you want on your phone whilst doing it. Nice way to start/ end the day. Thanks to the team that had the idea and developed it through so we can use it!

Developer Response ,

Thank you for the very kind review :). We are working on an updated version of the app and any suggestions you can give on how it can be improved would be welcomed. Ben

Hungryman93 ,

Update:Can't pick any apple music or playlist

I like the concept so much but I can't play anything from my apple music subscription or any of the playlists on my phone, you pick the option and the list is blank, the music is a pretty important part of the app!

Update: After talking to developer, it appears streaming may currently not be available at least not for me but if you make a playlist and download it to your iPhone it works but taking up extra space defeats the point of a stream service, they are working on it.

Developer Response ,

Hello - sorry there is a problem with the app finding music on your device or Apple Music. Could you check in the main device settings that Brush DJ has been allowed to access 'Media & Apple Music'? To do this go to Settings then scroll down until you see the Brush DH icon and name - then press and see if the slider is green next to Media & Apple Music. Please could you let me know if this has fixed or not fixed the problem either by replying to this message or contacting me via Once again sooy and thank you for taking the time to get in contact. Ben


Benjamin Underwood
63.2 MB
Health & Fitness

Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.


English, Arabic, Catalan, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish

Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2019 Ben Underwood


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