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Top 5 Dental Care Books for Kids

Dental care is an important part of children’s health, but it can be difficult to teach them about good oral hygiene habits. That’s why we’ve put together a list of the five best children’s books about dental care! These books are fun and educational, and they will help your children learn how to take care of their teeth.

Pony Brushes His Teeth by Michael Dahl

By watching his dad, Pony learned how to brush his teeth. The book targets children from 1 to 3 years old. You will see the phrase Just Like Dad” multiple times throughout this book. Pony eats a lot all day, Just like Dad, Pony brushes his teeth, Just like Dad. 

It is essential to be a role model for your kids when it comes to oral hygiene. Kids tend to copy everything we do as parents, so why not create good dental habits that they can follow?

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

Most children learn about dental care in school, but this picture book,  for 1 to 8 years old, makes the topic more enjoyable. 

Everyone knows that it’s essential to take care of your teeth and gums, but did you know that it’s essential for maintaining your overall health? Your teeth are imperative for eating, smiling, and talking. So what can you expect when making a trip to the dentist? 

With fun, colorful illustrations and clear advice, this guide is perfect for kids who have lost a tooth or are just learning about taking care of their teeth. Dental hygiene is important at any age, and this book makes it easy for children to understand why brushing and flossing regularly are essential.

Brush Your Teeth, Please by Leslie McGuire

Children love to copy what they see, so this pop-up book about dental hygiene is perfect for teaching them how to take care of their teeth. It displays adorable illustrations and fun rhymes that will keep kids engaged! 

Featuring a chimp brushing its teeth and a shark that flosses every day, your youngsters (1 to 3 years old)  will have lots of fun while learning good habits. Flossing is an essential part of children’s oral hygiene routine, but it can be difficult to teach them about it. This book can definitely help with your flossing routine, as well as our blog post on the subject.

Curious George Visits the Dentist, by Margret Rey

George takes a bite of an apple, and quickly finds his tooth in pain. The next morning he shows his wiggly tooth to the man with the yellow hat who then brings him along to see the dentist. 

At first, George is scared but he soon becomes more acquainted with dental hygiene- learning there’s nothing to be afraid of! Dental visits and losing teeth doesn’t seem so scary anymore! 

This book is perfect for teaching, 2 to 5 years old children, about the importance of visiting the dentist.

If your children are fans of series books, we recommend “Max goes to the dentist

Just Going to the Dentist by Mercer Mayer

In the book, Little Critter is taken through common dental procedures like X-rays, checkups, and fillings after the dentist finds a cavity. This can help introduce your toddler to similar experiences in a fun and non-threatening way. 

“Just Going to the Dentist” provides a more in-depth look at what to expect during your child’s dental procedures. 

These five books are sure to help children learn all about dental care in a fun and engaging way. With these books, children can become more familiar with the dentist and learn how to take care of their teeth. If you’re looking for children’s guidelines to teach them the importance of dental care, read our blog post


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