Great books about teeth for kids of all ages
Loose teeth, new teeth, visiting the dentist, learning to brush teeth. Getting braces, having cavities, learning about your body. These are all things kids, tweens and teenagers go through.
What better way to learn about themselves, their teeth and how to take care of them than through books?
Here are some great books for children – from pre-school through elementary to middle school – about their teeth, how to brush them, what to expect at the dentist and how to deal with cavities braces.
Brush Your Teeth, Please: A Pop-up Book
by Leslie Mcguire
What child can resist imitating a chimp brushing its teeth back and forth? Or a shark that flosses every day? Youngsters will have lots of fun learning about proper dental hygiene in this delightful pop-up book.
The Tooth Book
by Dr. Seuss
Teeth–they come in handy when you chew or smile! In Dr. Seuss’s hilarious ode to teeth, little ones will laugh out loud as they find out all the things teeth can do and how to take care of them so they last a lifetime! All the fun and charm of the original book are in this new board book version for the youngest readers.
Pony Brushes His Teeth (Hello Genius)
by Michael Dahl
Pony eats a lot every day, just like his dad. So Pony needs to brush his teeth every day. He does everything just like his dad until his teeth are and nice and clean.
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?
Elementary school kids
The Berenstain Bears Visit the Dentist
by Stan and Jan Berenstain
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.
Just Going to the Dentist (Little Critter)
by Mercer Mayer
Mercer Mayer’s very popular Little Critter is on his way to the dentist. It’s a thorough check-up, complete with dental x-rays. When Dr. Ghum insists on filling a cavity, Little Critter goes through it bravely. The visit is painless to the reader because of Little Critter’s funny, honest way of look at things — including the world of dentistry.
by Victoria Kann
When Pinkalicious loses a tooth, it’s not just any tooth—it’s her sweet tooth! Suddenly candy no longer tastes sweet! With her pinkatastic pen, Pinkalicious writes a note to the Tooth Fairy and tucks it under her pillow… only to hear from Cupid, the Easter Bunny, and a Christmas elf instead. It is not until the Tooth Fairy finally responds—and works some magic—that Pinkalicious discovers where sweetness really comes from.
by Sneed B. Collard III
Grind. Mash. Munch. Simple text introduces various types of teeth, while detailed explanations regarding specific animals offer further information about teeth function, structure, and number. Vivid, accurate illustrations put teeth in context, from the great white shark with its rows of sharp teeth to the Cuban crocodile with its replacement teeth to the cutthroat trout with its tongue teeth.
The Tooth Fairy Tells All (Silly Millies)
by Cynthia L. Copeland
An easy reader for children beginning to lose their baby teeth in which the Tooth Fairy tells all about incisors, canines, and molars, and how to take care of them.
The Tooth Book: A Guide to Healthy Teeth and Gums
by Edward Miller
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.
Middle school kids
by Raina Telgemeier
Raina just wants to be a normal sixth grader. But one night after Girl Scouts she trips and falls, severely injuring her two front teeth. What follows is a long and frustrating journey with on-again, off-again braces, surgery, embarrassing headgear, and even a retainer with fake teeth attached. And on top of all that, there’s still more to deal with: a major earthquake, boy confusion, and friends who turn out to be not so friendly.
by Raina Telgemeier
The companion to Raina Telgemeier’s #1 NEW YORK TIMES bestselling and Eisner Award-winning graphic memoir, SMILE.
How to Rock Braces and Glasses
by Meg Haston
Super-stylish and uber-harsh, Kacey Simon is the social dictator of Marquette Middle School. She’s BFFs with the prettiest girls, and she even hosts her own TV segment dispensing advice and the cold, hard truth to her classmates — whether they want to hear it or not.
But then an eye-infection and a visit to the dentist leave her with coke-bottle glasses, a mouth full of metal, and… a littthp. Dismissed by her popular friends, she falls so far down the social ladder she can barely see the top, even with her magnifying specs.