February is National Children's Dental Month. I know visiting the dentist can be nerve-racking for kids and even some adults. Sometimes reading a book before visiting the dentist can help to ease any anxiety children experience. I have compiled a list of books you can use to have conversations about visiting the dentist.
At the Dentist by Mari Schuh
This book explains going to the dentist in a very simple way for young learners. The photographs shows what to expect at a dentist visit.
The Berenstain Bears Visit the Dentist by Stan and Jan Berenstain
Sister Bear has a loose tooth and is nervous about visiting the dentist. She joins her brother on his visit to the dentist and learns about all the tools a dentist uses. She even gets a turn to sit in the chair and get her teeth checked out.
Just Going To The Dentist by Mercer Mayer
Little Critter visits the dentist with his mom. It shows him playing in the waiting room and then being called to see the dentist all by himself.
Brushing Teeth by Mari Schuh
This informational text teaches children why we brush and what type of toothbrush they should brush with.
All About Teeth by Mari Schuh
An informational text about teeth. Children will learn about molars, canines, and cavities.
Flossing Teeth by Mari Schuh
An informational text for young learners explain what floss is and why it is important to floss every day.
Pete the Cat And The Lost Tooth by James Dean
Pete lost his tooth and placed it under his pillow. The tooth fairy showed up and invited Pete to help her for the night.
Snacks for Healthy Teeth by Mari Schuh
A book about good snacks that keep your teeth and gums healthy.
Eating the Alphabet by Lois Ehlert
The perfect book to teach the the alphabet and promote healthy eating for healthy teeth.
Alan's Big, Scary Teeth by Jarvis
Alan has a big set of shiny teeth that he brushes every day for 10 minutes.
How To Catch the Tooth Fairy by Adam Wallace
Keep little ears perked as they listen for all the rhyming words throughout the story.
How to Trick the Tooth Fairy by Erin Danielle Russell
If your kid is into pulling pranks, then this is the perfect book. How will Kaylee trick the tooth fairy?
The Night Before the Tooth Fairy by Natasha Wing
When the little boy's tooth becomes loose, he is very excited about it falling out.
Open Wide by Laurie Keller
At the tooth school, the students are teeth and the principal is a dentist. Make sure you start your morning with the tooth pledge of allegiance.
Brush Your Teeth Please by Jean Pidgeon
Youngsters will enjoy this pop-up book as they learn proper dental hygiene.
Why We Go To The Dentist by Rosalyn Clark
This book gives children all the information they need to know about visiting the dentist and why it is important.
What If You Had Animal Teeth? by Scholastic
What If? Start this story by telling children to put on their imagination hats as they listen to facts about animal teeth.
Pony Brushes His Teeth by Michael Dahl
Simple how-to book for toddlers. Pony learns to brush his teeth from his dad.
A Day in the Life of a Dentist by Heather Adamson
A non-fiction book about a dentist's workday. Ideally, it would be suited for K-2, but if you read this to preschoolers, focus on the pictures as it can be wordy for younger learners.
Let's Meet a Dentist by Bridget Heos
A group of children visit Dr. Florez to find out how to keep teeth clean and healthy. The children visit the exam room and ask Dr. Florez a lot of questions.
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Hi, I am Odessa. I'm a mom of two wonderful children and a teacher. I have a Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education and a Master of Science in Childhood Education with over 10 years of PreK and Kindergarten experience. I am a lover of all things literacy for children and their curiosity of the world. Get comfy and click around my site. I hope you find something you'll like, and something your kids will love! P.S. Akwaaba means 'welcome' :)
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