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Top 25 Children’s Dental Books

Brush teeth for two minutes, two times dailyTop 25 Children’s dental books

As a parent, it’s up to you to teach & help your kids adopt habits and daily routines as part of a healthy lifestyle. One such habit is teaching your kids the the importance of
taking care of their teeth. Brushing, flossing, and visiting the dentist every six months.

 

For many parents, this is an ongoing challenge and a frequently asked question. Oftentimes, our answer includes helpful tips and/or insight and where applicable, book recommendations for a specific topic to help reinforce and help encourage your child attain optimal dental health–no cavities.

 

 

 

 

 

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There are a plethora of books available to help you reinforce nearly every dental topic. From the importance of brushing and flossing daily, what to do when your tooth is loose, to what to expect if your upcoming dental visit will be your first, and everything in between.

 

Reading is fun with benefits! And besides, who doesn’t love a good story? We have compiled a list of our top 25 children’s dental books. We included books for teething infants, to teenagers considering dental braces. As a bonus, we also included 10 benefits of reading with your kids. 

 

 

 

Top 25 Childrens books about gong to the dentist10 Benefits of reading books to your kids

Reading to or with your children provides a host of benefits for both you and your kids that will help them excel at home,
school, and perhaps make dental care a lesser struggle. Listed below are 10 benefits of reading books to your kids.
 
Strengthen relationship between you and your children.
 
Academic excellence. A number of studies have shown that students who are exposed to reading before preschool are more likely to excel in formal education.
 
Basic speech skills. Reading helps kids learn to enunciate and sound out words.
 
Basic reading skills. Kids aren’t born with an innate knowledge to read a book or papers from left to right.
 
Communication skills. Kids learn how to express themselves and communicate with others in a positive manner.
 
Language skills. Reading enables kids to understand how to combine words in order to communicate or express themselves.
 
Critical thinking skills. A story includes a beginning, a middle, and an end. Each story is filled with wins, challenges, and problem solving lessons that help teach life long problem solving skills.
 
Acclimation to new experiences. Stories help kids prepare for an upcoming new experience, like going to the dentist for their first time. Among our list includes several books that will help ease first dental appointment jitters.
 
Enhanced concentration and discipline. Story time is an activity that captures the undivided attention of your child. The
more stories read, the longer the period of concentration. Studies have shown this helps to increase your child’s ability to focus better in school.
 
Fun and enjoyment! Reading good book after good book not only instills a positive reading experience, but also invites your child to want to read more.

 

 

 

Dental Story Time

Listed below are Dentistry for the Entire Family’s top 25 children’s books about dental care and about what to expect when going
to the dentist. The recommendations include the following topics:

  • Introducing your child to develop or to stress the importance of a daily dental care routine to prevent tooth decay
  • Helping to prepare your child for what to expect at their first dental visit
  • Reinforce recommendations discussed at your child’s recent dental visit
  • To teach your child what happens when you don’t take proper care for their teeth
  • Helping your child learn that losing a baby tooth is part of growing up and that permanent ones will grow in

 

 

Top 25 Books about teeth & going to the dentist

An Amazing Journey Inside My Mouth

 

An Amazing Journey Inside My Mouth by Maura Kempa

Take a journey with Josh to his first trip to the dentist. Find out what happens step by step at his first dental appointment.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
The Tooth Book

 

The Tooth Book by Dr. Seuss

Lighthearted book that teaches kids all the things that teeth can do and how to take care of them so they last for a lifetime.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brush Your Teeth Please

 

Brush Your Teeth Please by Leslie Mcguire

An interactive, pop-up book that teaches your child the importance of brushing and
flossing two times daily.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Tooth Who Took Himself for Granted

 

The Tooth Who Took Himself for Granted by Leslie Mcguire

An insightful story about a tooth who neglected to take care of his teeth. He thought that he
was so strong and nothing bad would happen to him until he had to be rushed to the dentist
for a dental cavity. He learns the importance of why its important to brush, floss, and see your dentist every 6 months.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sugarbug Doug

 

Sugarbug Doug: All About Cavities, Plaque, and Teeth by Dr. Ben Magleby

Written by a dentist to help children learn what causes tooth decay and how to prevent dental cavities from forming.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tooth Book Guide to Healthy Teeth and Gums

 

The Tooth Book: Guide to Healthy Teeth & Gums by Edward Miller

A fun, animated, fact filled book about teeth. Learn why taking care of teeth is important in maintaining overall health, what to expect when you go to the dentist, as well as some bite
sized bits of history and lore.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Night Before the Tooth Fairy

 

The Night Before the Tooth Fairy by Natasha Wing

A tale of a little boy’s stubborn tooth that just won’t come out! He hopes it will fall out soon, because he can’t wait to meet the tooth fairy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Smile by Raina Telgemeier

 

Smile by Raina Telgemeier

A great book about a 6th grader who falls and injures her two front teeth. Follow along her roller coaster journey to restore her smile amidst a major earthquake, boy confusion and a friend who turns out to not be so friendly.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Berenstain Bears

 

The Berenstain Bears Visit the Dentist by Stan and Jan Berenstain

Dental office classic book about a family of bears visit to the dentist to have their teeth checked and cleaned.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Throw Your Tooth on the Roof

 

Throw Your Tooth on the Roof by Selby Beeler

Take a trip around the world to learn about what children do around the world when they lose
a tooth. Not everyone places their tooth under their pillow for the tooth fairy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fancy Nancy and the Loose Tooth

 

Fancy Nancy and the Too-Loose Tooth by Jane O’Connor

Nancy really wants to get a special tooth-holder necklace from the school nurse. Follow along
as Nancy does everything she can to think of to make sure she looses her tooth at school
instead of home.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Curious George Visits the Dentist

 

Curious George Visits the Dentist by Margret & H. A. Rey’s

An engaging story that will teach kids that there is nothing scary about going to the dentist or
a loose tooth.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Clark the Shark Tooth Trouble

 

Clark the Shark: Tooth Trouble by Bruce Hale

Clark the Shark has a loos tooth and needs to visit the dentist. Clark is scared. Accompany
Clark as he goes to the dentist and finds out the dentist is not really that scary. Includes some fun facts about shark teeth!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Just Going to the Dentist

 

Just Going the Dentist by Mercer Mayer

Story about little critter who goes to the dentist for a dental check up and finds out that going
to the dentist isn’t so bad.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Loose Tooth

 

Loose Tooth by Lola Schaefer

Story about a young boy who awakes and discovers he has a loose tooth. No matter how much he wiggles it, pushes it, or pulls it, it just won’t come out.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dentist Trip

 

Dentist Trip by Scholastic

Peppa and George have dentist appointments. George is a bit nervous. Peppa show George
how fun and easy going to the dentist really is.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Tooth Fairy

 

The Tooth Fairy by Scholastic

Peppa pig just lost her first tooth! She tucks it under her pillow and wonders if the tooth fairy will pay her a special visit.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Doctor De Soto

 

Doctor De Soto by William Steig

Doctor De Soto is a mouse. Him and his assistant Mrs. De Soto provides dental treatment to
big and small animals except for animals that eat mice. One day a fox shows up and begs for relief from a painful tooth. Will Doctor De Soto help the fox?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cedric the Shark Gets Toothache

 

Cedric the Shark Gets a Toothache! by Kay Carter

Cedric, a little boy shark who loves candy, lollipops, and toffees. What happens when Cedric eats to much candy? Will he get a toothache?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
What does the tooth fairy do with our teeth

 

What does the tooth fairy do with our teeth? by Denise Barry

Take a peek inside the tooth fairy’s world and explore all the possibilities of what the tooth
fairy might do with lost teeth.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Open Wide

 

Open Wide:Tooth School Inside by Laurie Keller

Dr. Flossman, a teacher, is excited to meet his incoming class of 32–eight incisors, eight premolar, twelve molars, and four canines. Filled with interesting facts about teeth and the importance of brushing, flossing, etc. He has so much to teach his class.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brush Brush Brush

 

Brush, Brush, Brush by Scholastic

Great board book for an infant-2 year old to learn how to pronounce dental words through singing the words to a known familiar song.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There you have it! A round up of Dentistry for the Entire Family’s top 25 children’s dental books that teach the importance of developing and maintaining good dental habits. Our list of books are great for:

  • Introducing your child to develop or to stress the importance of a daily dental care routine to prevent tooth decay
  • Helping to prepare your child for what to expect at their first dental visit
  • Reinforce recommendations discussed at your child’s recent dental visit
  • to teach your child what happens when you don’t take proper care for their teeth
  • Helping your child learn that losing a baby tooth is part of growing up and that permanent ones will grow in

 
No matter the reason or milestone, Dr. Seuss said it best, “The more that you read, the more things you will know.
The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go
“.
 
All the books listed above can be found at Amazon or at your local bookstore.
 

 

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