Getting your child to take care of his/her teeth or go to the dentist can be a challenge. One of the best ways to ease your child into the habit of brushing is to monitor them until they are confident to do it on their own. Another great way to teach your children is to introduce them through learning. There are wonderful books for children that tell stories revolving around dental care and visiting the dentist. Here are some books to inform and get your child excited about dental health.
Brush, Brush, Brush!
This book is a fun and cute way to introduce brushing to your toddler. With fun and colorful illustrations and rhyming words, it is sure to keep your toddler’s attention.
It can be read or sung to the tunes of “Row, Row, Row Your Boat” or “Do Your Ears Hang Low.”
The Teeth that Looked for a New Mouth: A Story of a Boy Who Didn’t Like to Brush his Teeth
Do you have a little one that doesn’t like to brush?
This book is about a boy, Luke, that doesn’t like to brush his teeth so his teeth venture off to find a new mouth that will take care of them. Luke learns the hard way that not taking care of your teeth will lead to tooth loss!
This read is sure to teach your child the importance of proper dental hygiene! Following the story of Luke, your child will learn how important it is to brush and floss everyday.
Recommended for children ages 8 and up, Smile is about a sixth grader, Raina, who falls and damages her two front teeth.
It follows her journey of oral surgery, braces, and head gear while going through normal middle school drama. This book is a great read for a child with braces.
We care about the dental health of your children, and think that these books will be both fun and educational for your children.
Make an appointment today for your little one with Dr. Stacy Felix of Vista Family Dental Care. We have long-term experience taking care of children and make going to the dentist comfortable and fun for young patients! Schedule an appointment with Dr. Felix today!
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