7 Oral Health Books to Read to Your Child

Dr. Seuss rhymed about teeth in The Tooth Book.

Dr. Seuss’ The Tooth Book is just one of seven dental-related books we recommend for young readers.

“Children are made readers on the laps of their parents.”— Emilie Buchwald

Reading to your child feeds their imagination and contributes to a deeper understanding of the world. Many children’s books are made to teach a lesson, so it’s smart when parents put some thought into the books they choose for their children. In that vein and in honor of National Library Week, here are 7 books that are sure to help your children brush up on their reading skills…and their oral health!

Dentist Trip (Peppa Pig) by Ladybird Press
This book introduces toddlers to their first dental visit through fun and colorful visuals.

The Berenstain Bears Visit the Dentist by Jan & Stan Berenstain
A cute story about loose teeth and cavities. Read this to your child if he/she has a loose tooth or a small cavity that needs to be filled.

The Tooth Book by Dr. Seuss
A rhyming book with plenty of information about animals that have teeth and how they use them.

How Many Teeth? by Paul Showers
This is a great book to teach children all about their mouth and why they’re teeth fall out and new ones grow in their place.

The Mixed-Up Tooth Fairy by Keith Faulkner
Perfect for children who have or are about to lose a tooth, this book tells a tale about the Tooth Fairy looking for the owner of a lost tooth.

Dear Tooth Fairy by Alan Durant and Vanessa Cabban
Answers all the questions children have about the Tooth Fairy and why she collects children’s teeth.

Sam’s Science: I Know Why I Brush My Teeth by Kate Rowan
An informational book about the importance of keeping your mouth clean with good oral hygiene habits.

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