11 Children's Books Teaching Kids About Oral Hygiene

My kids are all about their teeth right now. We’ve been losing baby teeth, talking about the tooth fairy, and recently going to the dentist (my 4-year-old just went for the first time!) Our dentist gave us a little extra nudge to do a better job on our oral hygiene all around. I’m not sure if we are horribly bad with our habits or if she just says that to everyone!

Either way, we have new fire under our gums to get in a better family routine for our teeth.

To help us get in the groove and learn more about the dental process, we’re turning to some books on the topic. I’ve found 11 excellent picture books helping get kids excited about oral hygiene and how important it is.

As no matter how often I tell them it’s important, it seems to hit home a little easier with my kids if they read about from a cartoon character 😉

Here are 10 picture book pics for kids and oral hygiene:

  • Clarabella’s Teeth 1 of 11
    Clarabella's Teeth
    Clarabella's Teeth talks about a crocodile who has a lot of teeth. It takes him a long time to brush, taking up most of his day, as he's dedicated to brushing. Until his friends bring him a new gift to help him out!
  • Melvin the Magnificent Molar 2 of 11
    Melvin the Magnificent Molar
    Melvin the Magnificent Molar makes sure he keeps to his routine for oral hygiene. He ensures you'll have happy healthy teeth.
  • Ready, Set, Brush 3 of 11
    Ready, Set, Brush
    Ready, Set, Brush follows Elmo as he keeps his teeth healthy and strong. Even monsters brush their teeth!
  • Show Me Your Smile: A Visit to the Dentist 4 of 11
    Show Me Your Smile: A Visit to the Dentist
    Show Me Your Smile is a fun story with Dora going to the dentist. She shares what a trip to the dentist is all about.
  • Greedy Mouth and Achy Tooth 5 of 11
    Greedy Mouth and Achy Tooth
    Greedy Mouth and Achy Tooth don't seem to get along. Greedy mouth wants to eat sweets and treats all the time, but Achy Tooth is in pain. This book talks all about keeping up healthy habits.
  • Brush, Brush, Brush 6 of 11
    Brush, Brush, Brush
    Brush, Brush, Brush is a interactive board book for toddlers. It's great for showing little ones that it's important to keep up good teeth habits.
  • Pony Brushes His Teeth 7 of 11
    Pony Brushes His Teeth
    Pony Brushes His Teeth is a silly tale about a horse and how it can been tricky to brush teeth. But all you have to do is open wide to get started!
  • I Know Why I Brush My Teeth 8 of 11
    I Know Why I Brush My Teeth
    I Know Why I Brush My Teeth talks about all the parts of the mouth and teeth and how to properly take care of them.
  • Taking Care of Your Teeth 9 of 11
    Taking Care of Your Teeth
    Taking Care of Your Teeth is a story about two dogs and how they each take care of their teeth. One of them needs help and the other one comes in to the rescue.
  • Have You Ever Seen a Moose Brushing His Teeth? 10 of 11
    Have You Ever Seen a Moose Brushing His Teeth?
    Have You Ever Seen a Moose Brushing His Teeth? Well, in this book, you will! It's a fun motivating story about a moose who learns to care for his teeth.
  • Brush, Floss, and Rinse 11 of 11
    Brush, Floss, and Rinse
    Brush, Floss, and Rinse shows what should be a part of your everyday routine and keeping your teeth healthy.

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