6 Children’s Books about Dental Hygiene

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Children’s book authors, and even dental hygienists, must fill the need to pluck parents’ frustration on dental hygiene, from teaching the importance of dental health to preventing dental pain.

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Because, yes, we all love to see that sparkly white teeth of our kids when they smile.

By crafting relevant books for kids, the process would be easier for both parents and children—prevent tooth problems, reduce pain, and save money! The first dental visit even becomes more bearable.

If you’re a dental hygienist or an author, here are six children’s books about dental hygiene that will help keep kids’ dental health at best.

Pony Brushes His Teeth

Pony Brushes His Teeth by Michael Dahl

Here’s an adorable way to teach your little ones about the importance of brushing teeth. From bestselling author, Michael Dahl, the book shows simple yet inviting steps to know how to brush and rinse the mouth.

Sweet, short, and hilarious—this book will make your kids brush their teeth “just like Dad.”


Open Wide Tooth School Inside

Open Wide, Tooth School Inside by Laurie Keller

Welcome to Tooth School, meet Dr. Flossman, and learn the importance of brushing and flossing regularly.

Your kids will never have tooth decay and cavities again. Sum it up with facts and colorful illustrations, this children’s book is made to giggle and awe young ones all while learning about dental health.



Loose Tooth

Loose Tooth by Lola M. Schaefer

A story of a little young boy who wakes up with his very first loose tooth. He tries to fidget the tooth, but it doesn’t still come out and nothing works no matter what he does.

A fun-packed and relevant story, Schaefer’s book is an elegant read appropriate for young readers, especially to those who have their very first loose tooth waiting to fall out.


I Know Why I Brush My TeethI Know Why I Brush My Teeth by Kate Rowan

Learn a thing or two about the science of teeth through Sam. Join him as he asks his mom about molars, canines, incisors, and how to take care all of them.

Enjoy the playful banter and bold illustrations as you flip the next page. Entertaining and fun, it’s all the stuff every kid needs to know about dental routine and health.



Clarabella by An Vrombaut

Get to know Clarabella, a giant crocodile with a long row of teeth to brush.

Clarabella is a delightful read that teaches the topics of oral hygiene and the warm company of friendship. For toddlers and preschoolers, this is a fun book to read about brushing one’s teeth, the crocodile-adventure way.



Sugarbug Doug

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

Stop sugarbugs as they’ll try to break your teeth and spoil your breath! Learn more about flossing, brushing, and the effects of eating too much candies and sweets.

Written by Dr. Magleby, the book will help keep your kid’s teeth away from ugly cavities and plaque.


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