4 Fun Dental Health Books

by Jason 4/24/2014 8:00 AM

Tooth decay is the single most common infectious disease affecting U.S. children. But, if your child never picks up the bacteria that eat away at their teeth, he or she could possibly be free of cavities for their lifetime.

Good oral health begins with parents teaching their children how to brush and why they need to brush. There are many good books that can help you in teaching your child good oral habits. Here’s a list of our favorite oral health books. Check them out from your local library this week! 

  1. Brushing Well (Dental Health) by Helen Frost – This book helps transition your child into brushing his or her own teeth. It includes illustrations and is written to help a child begin brushing independently.
  2. I Know Why I Brush My Teeth (Sam’s Science) by Kate Rowan & Katharine McEwan – This is a good book for your older, curious child who asks, “Why do I need to brush my teeth?” It contains a lot of facts about oral health, and also some of Sam’s jokes.
  3. My Tooth Is About to Fall Out by Grace Maccarone and Betsy Lewin – This is a great book for children about to lose a tooth. It helps them understand why their tooth is going to fall out and what will happen after it’s gone.
  4. Barney Goes to the Dentist by Publishing Lyrick – Read this book to your child before his or her first dental visit. The familiar Barney character could help reduce any fears. 

A variety of great oral health books are available to you – so you can teach your child about the importance of brushing and flossing, and have fun at the same time. 

 

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