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 4.1.8

Bug fixes and performance improvements. Sponsorship page removed.

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
3K Ratings

3K Ratings

Art-of-Web ,

Motivation to clean teeth

I was worried that my daughter wasn’t cleaning her teeth for long enough and was desperate to find something to motivate her to keep going! This app helps! I had a bit of trouble getting the specific single I wanted to play, but the developer was extremely helpful and the solution was just that on my iPhone 7 I needed to purchase the single through iTunes Store (I downloaded the free iTunes Store app first) and then buy it for 99p. Then Brush DJ could see it in the ‘Select a Song from my Device’ option. I don’t have any paid music packages so that got the song onto my device. Thanks again for the help! I do think having her favourite song will help massively in keeping her brushing properly!

Developer Response ,

Thank you :)

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.

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
63.9 MB

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

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  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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