There are two dentists in our family so unsurprisingly Isaac was bought this Play-doh Dr Drill ‘n Fill by one of them for Christmas.
Our fiddly four year old loves a bit of play dough and so do I! There’s something about that smell that reminds me of my own smaller days! It also is one of the only things that keeps him occupied for more than ten minutes, so I saved this one for a rainy day, which is today.
The set comes with a mouth, five small pots of play-doh, some tweezers, a mirror, a tooth brush, a tooth mould, a brace stamp and a drill (needs batteries).
All parts of the set have mouldable pieces so you can create more life like looking teeth, the toothbrush itself is particularly fun as you can push the play dough up through the head so it looks as though the tooth paste is coming out.
I like that this set could be used to teach children how to keep their teeth clean and get a closer look into a mouth on a larger scale. Not sure you would really want to use the drill if you were using it for this purpose however, especially as my son has decided he’s going to become something of a scary dentist and drill out the un-witting patient’s tongue!!
Sadly after only a few minutes play the hinge on our ‘head’ snapped which is such a shame, no force was used so I can only presume the plastic is too thin for the weight of the head. Isaac plays on regardless but I’m disappointed it didn’t meet up to expectations.
We have a few sets of play-doh and it’s not long before Isaac is using the ice cream filler to make teeth and feeding the patient home-made play-doh ice cream.
I’ve shown him how a dentist uses the mirror to check the teeth at the back and he’s now practicing on his own.
I’m sure even though it’s now broken 🙁 this play set will be used again and again and as usual I’m loving watching how role play and play-doh work so wonderfully together. I’m off to try and separate the play- doh into the right coloured pots (please don’t say it’s just me) and make some sprinkles for our patient’s teeth under Isaac’s random instructions!
If you like the look of this Play Doh Doctor Drill n Fill Playset we have found it for a bargain on Amazon, see the link below.