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Is Sweet Tooth Kid Friendly? Parents Guide

Wondering if Sweet Tooth is ok for kids on Netflix? Sweet Tooth is rated TV-14 for language and violence. This fantasy series based on a DC comic takes place in a post-apocalyptic world, so it may be too much for younger kids. Here’s what parents need to know in this Sweet Tooth Parents Guide.

Sweet Tooth Parents Guide

Netflix’s Sweet Tooth Parents Guide

Ten years ago “The Great Crumble” wreaked havoc on the world and led to the mysterious emergence of hybrids – babies born part human, part animal. Many humans fear and hunt them, because of their exact unknown origins. Enter a deer-boy named Gus, (Christian Convery), who has lived safely sequestered for years. Gus unexpectedly befriends a wandering loner named Jepperd (Nonso Anozie).

Together they set out on an extraordinary adventure across what’s left of America in search of answers — about Gus’ origins, Jepperd’s past, and the true meaning of home. But their story is full of unexpected allies and enemies, and Gus quickly learns the world outside the forest is more complex than he ever could have imagined. Based on the DC comic book series by Jeff Lemire.

Is Sweet Tooth kid friendly? Yes, for most ages. While there is some mature content and fantasy elements, many will enjoy this series, especially fans of Shadow and Bone. It is not nearly as gory though.

Parents need to know there is some language, fights, and killings.

Is Sweet Tooth Kid Friendly?


There is language in Sweet Tooth like sh*t, damn, a**hole, a**, di*k, and g-ddamn. 

Mature Content

A character smokes a pipe. 

Characters die in battle, others are stabbed. A virus kills people, and there is talk of disease and fear. Some characters must kill others for survival.

Tense scenes and music may cause some to jump. There is plenty of death and violence, but it’s not gory violence.

There is some kissing.

Is Sweet Tooth Appropriate for Kids Under 12?

The premise of Sweet Tooth can be emotional and dark. People are doing what they have to do to survive. Some scenes may cause trauma as people must quarantine during a pandemic of sorts. However, this is a good fantasy series for more mature kids. I would recommend it for kids ages 12 and up. The show is entertaining and well-done and provides positive messages of accepting others and friendship. 

Gus is adorable and gives us all hope. He’s positive, heartwarming, and really lightens up the series even when it can turn darker. He makes Sweet Tooth worth the watch. 

Sweet Tooth can be heavy, and parts definitely don’t leave you warm and fuzzy, but the stories keep your interest level up.