Back-to-school season is the perfect time to encourage kids to brush up on good oral health habits. And what better way to do that than with a good book?
Books about visiting the dentist and dental health are a great way to get kids enthusiastic about being independent and to learn how to care for their teeth on their own.
If you’re ready to kick off your collection, here are a few of our favorite kids books that you can read to your child, or for him or her to read independently.
- Brush, Brush, Brush by Alicia Padron (for children ages 1-3)
This board book is perfect for kids learning about the importance of dental habits. It uses cheerful pictures to demonstrate each step of brushing teeth, like putting toothpaste on the brush and rinsing with clean water!
- Going to the Dentist by Anne Civardi (for children ages 3-5)
This book teaches young children about visiting the dentist in an amusing and friendly way. It encourages kids to not be afraid of a dental visit and shares the different tools the dentist uses during a visit.
- Brush, Floss, and Rinse by Amanda Doering Tourville (for children ages 5-8)
This book teaches children about the importance of brushing, flossing and rinsing teeth. Kids learn that brushing keeps plaque and cavities away, flossing keeps gums healthy and rinsing gets rid of all of the bacteria that gathers in the mouth.
- How Do My Braces Work?: Teeth by Steve Parker (for children ages 8-10)
This book is great for kids who want to learn about parts of the body. Along with an explanation of how braces work, this book gives kids a good understanding of the anatomy of the mouth and teeth and how to keep them clean.
With these fun reads, your book worms will learn how to keep their smiles sparkling right into adulthood.
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