Brushing teeth isn’t always a fun topic for children. But books are an excellent way to learn and make brushing more fun. The following books are a great way to encourage reading and get children comfortable with their mouths and brushing.
Ages 0-2 Brush, Brush, Brush by Alicia Padron
Ages 2-4 Brush Your Teeth, Please by Leslie McGuire and Sesame Street – Ready, Set, Brush
(Both of these are pop up books with great diagrams)
Ages 4-6 Sugarbug Doug: All About Cavities, Plaque, and Teeth by Dr. Ben Magleby
Ages 6-10 The Tooth Book: A Guide to Healthy Teeth and Gums by Edward Miller
(This book delves into the science behind the mouth)
Find any of these books online or ask your local bookstore. Also, be sure to ask your pediatric dentist at Children’s Dental Center for additional brushing tips.
-Joe Olsen, DDS