10 Books To Get Your Children Excited About The Dentist


Dental visits can be scary for children, and challenging for you. To help you educate them on what to expect, we’ve hand-picked some of our favorite books about teeth and the dentist!


The Tooth Book: A Guide to Healthy Teeth and Gums Paperback by Edward Miller (March 1, 2009)

Every child studies dental care in school and this lively picture book makes learning how to care for your teeth fun. Taking good care of your teeth and gums is an important part of maintaining overall health. After all, you need your pearly whites to eat, smile, and talk. But what should you expect when you go to the dentist? What should you do if you lose a tooth? Full of straightforward advice and animated, colorful art, as well as some bite-sized bits of history and lore, this guide provides accessible information about taking care of your teeth. The much-needed dental advice in this book is both timely and accessible to today’s children. The “Monster Health Book”, companion title to “The Tooth Book”, was named a Bank Street Best Children’s Book of the Year and earned shining reviews.


Brush, Brush, Brush! (Rookie Toddler) Board Book by Alicia Padron (March 1, 2010)

  Each board book in this series features the rhythmic, rhyming interactive text that is becoming a hallmark to the Rookie Toddler line, along with bright and energetic full-color illustrations or photos that depict readiness concepts and body awareness.


Melvin the Magnificent Molar Paperback by Julia Cook (March 15, 2010)

A great book for teaching children about their teeth! (Ages 3 and up) Meet Melvin, the lovable tooth. Through Melvins view of the world, this book encourages children in a fun-loving, unique way to actually want to brush their teeth. By promoting brushing, flossing, and regular visits to the dentist, Melvin shows readers young and old how to make sure they will have happy teeth and healthy smiles that will last them a lifetime!


How Many Teeth? (Let’s-Read-and-Find-Out Science 1) Paperback by Paul Showers (March 15, 1991)

When you were a baby, you didn’t have any teeth at all. Then as you grew, your teeth started to come in. First one, then two – and finally, twenty teeth in all!  But you won’t keep these teeth forever. First one, then two, will wiggle loose. Maybe you’ve lost some of your first teeth already. When the little teeth come out and the big teeth come in, everyone can see – you’re growing up.



Sugarbug Doug: All About Cavities, Plaque, and Teeth Paperback by Dr. Ben Magleby  (March 11, 2009)

Follow sugarbugs as they try to destroy your teeth and ruin your breath. Learn how to stop them so that you can keep your teeth healthy for your whole life. Sugarbug Doug is a children’s book written and illustrated by a dentist to help children learn what causes dental disease. When a child learns and applies the principles in this book, trips to the dentist will be less painful, less frequent, less expensive and more fun for the rest of their life.


Maisy, Charley, and the Wobbly Tooth: A Maisy First Experience BookPaperback by Lucy Cousins (March 10, 2009)

 On his first trip to the dentist, Charley gets lots of moral support from Maisy and friends in a full-length story readers will be eager to sink their teeth into.  Maisy’s friend Charley has a wobbly tooth! He’s going to the dentist for the first time, and he’s a little nervous. Luckily, Maisy, Tallulah, Eddie, and Cyril are happy to accompany their toothy friend to the dentist’s office, where they make some fun discoveries: a twirly chair that goes up and down, a special cup to spit in, and a proper tooth-brushing demonstration. Charley gets an x-ray, a smiley button, and a book to take home, but what will happen with his wobbly tooth?


Loose Tooth (My First I Can Read) Paperback by Lola M. Schaefer (April 5, 2005)

A young boy wakes up one morning to find that he has his very first loose tooth. But no matter how much he pushes, pulls, and wiggles it, it just won’t come out! Lola Schaefer’s energetic text and Sylvie Wickstrom’s exuberant illustrations perfectly capture the excitement and anxiety of a child losing his first tooth in an appealing book about a childhood milestone. Beginning readers will recognize and respond to the familiar situation of a child with his very first loose tooth.  Energetic and engaging, Lola M. Schaefer’s very simple story is perfect for the youngest beginning readers.  Expressive and lively illustrations will delight young children.  Ages 3–5.





The Berenstain Bears Visit the Dentist Paperback by Stan Berenstain (October 12, 1981)

Sister Bear watches Dr. Bearson fill Brother Bear’s small cavity. Then it’s her turn in the chair to have a dangling baby tooth removed. An entertaining story for preschoolers of a cheerful and informative visit to a dentist.


Sammy the Centipede Goes to the Dentist Paperback by Maria Luchsinger (January 20, 2014)

A fun and educational way to introduce children to dental care. Sammy talks about what to expect on a visit to the dentist.



The Magic School Bus and the Missing Tooth by Jeanette Lane (Cartwheel Books, 2007)

When Ms. Frizzle takes her class on the Magic School Bus, it transports them into Maria’s mouth to teach them about teeth.

Remember, at Children’s Dental Center, we think Dentistry Is Fun! Reading is a fun way to educate your children about the importance of going to the dentist! They’ll know what to expect, and they have a solid foundation of knowledge for years to come!

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