Trying to find a collection of books that will get your kids interested in dental health? Below are plenty of books for kids in preschool through junior high.
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Your kids can follow their favorite characters to the dentist with the Bernstein Bears Go to the Dentist or Just Going to the Dentist by Mercer Mayer. There’s even a Dora the Explorer book called Show Me Your Smile.
Examiner.com put together a list of books, including The Lost Tooth Club by Arden Johnson, A Tooth Story by Margaret McNamara, and Wibble Wobble by Miriam Moss. If you are looking for a book about the tooth fairy, try The Night Before the Tooth Fairy by Natasha Wing. Frogwarts and the Tooth Fairy by Jerry Jindrich is an online book, too.
Babble has a great list of books on brushing your teeth, but we like Have You Ever Seen a Moose Brush His Teeth? by Jamie McClaine and April Goodman Willy. It’s cute and funny and, of course, about brushing teeth. For a more informative and motivating book, try Open Wide, Tooth School Inside by Laurie Keller. It’s got a lot of great facts and is prett entertaining. You can also read a book about a class that puts on a play about dental care called The School Play by Rosemary Wells.
While children’s books can help younger kids understand what a dental visit is, older kids can also benefit from a book like How to Rock Braces and Glasses by Meg Haston. It’s a novel about a popular junior high girl who gets braces, and reviewers call it hilarious and heartfelt. Smile is another coming-of-age story revolving around dental gear by author Raina Telgemeier.
Did we miss your favorite book on dental health? If so, let us know!