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The 10 Best Children's Books on Brushing Your Teeth


Introducing the wonderful world of dental hygiene can be frustrating for parents and children alike. I have one child that dreaded brushing her teeth.

Fortunately, these 10 fabulous stories help encourage the importance of keeping those pearly whites healthy and happy.  Try reading one of these fun books when your little teeth-brushing-newbie starts their dental routine! And enjoy that fresh sparkly little smile! Learn more …after the break!

  • Brush, Brush, Brush! 1 of 10
    Brush, Brush, Brush!
    This cute sing-songy book makes brushing teeth fun! By Alicia Padron.
    You can buy it from Amazon
  • Open Wide: Tooth School Inside 2 of 10
    Open Wide: Tooth School Inside
    This hilarious book combines interesting facts and a quirky story by Laurie Keller. Open Wide is sure to entertain and inspire children of all ages to take better care of those pearly whites. By Laurie Keller.
    You can buy it from Amazon
  • Melvin the Magnificent Molar 3 of 10
    Melvin the Magnificent Molar
    Narrated from Melvin's perspective, this tooth book teaches little ones how to have happy healthy teeth. Written by Laura Jana, illustrated by Allison Valentine,
    You can order it from Amazon
  • Pony Brushes His Teeth 4 of 10
    Pony Brushes His Teeth
    In this book pony learns to brush his teeth by watching his dad. Tip: After reading this book have your child watch you brush your teeth and see if he can learn just like pony! Written by Michael Dahl
    Available through Amazon
  • Clarabella’s Teeth 5 of 10
    Clarabella's Teeth
    Poor Clarabella! She spends all day brushing that giant mouth of crocodile teeth! This spirited story is a fun way to discuss oral hygiene with preschoolers. Written by An Vrombaut
    Learn more at Amazon
  • The Tooth Book 6 of 10
    The Tooth Book
    This classic Dr. Seuss book talks about who has teeth, who doesn't, and how to make sure we keep the teeth we have!
    You can order it through Amazon
  • Have You Ever Seen a Moose Brushing His Teeth? 7 of 10
    Have You Ever Seen a Moose Brushing His Teeth?
    This cute story will inspire children to take care of that smile! Written by Jamie McClaine and April Goodman Willy
    Learn more at Amazon
  • The Tooth Book: A Guide to Healthy Teeth and Gums 8 of 10
    The Tooth Book: A Guide to Healthy Teeth and Gums
    This book combines straightforward advice with little sprinkles of tooth history and lore. Sure to help answer all those questions that your little one has about their teeth! Written by Edward Miller
    Available through Amazon
  • Brush Your Teeth Please Pop-Up 9 of 10
    Brush Your Teeth Please Pop-Up
    Kiddos will have a blast reading this delightful pop up book! Full of animals and fun this story is an easy way to introduce the importance of brushing your teeth! Written by Leslie McGuire
    You can order it from Amazon
  • I Know Why I Brush My Teeth 10 of 10
    I Know Why I Brush My Teeth
    Sam learns about molars, canines and incisors, baby teeth and big ones, and how to look after them all. Ideal for children in Kindergarten and older! written by Kate Rowan
    You can order it from Amazon

Do you have any tips for making brush time easier? Share YOUR ideas in the comments. We would love to hear them!


I received products from Johnson & Johnson as part of my participation in the LISTERINE® Kids Cavity-Free School Year Program. All thoughts and opinions expressed in this post are my own. Click here to see more of the discussion.


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