What is a good children’s activity book that educates children about the importance of oral health?
To help you find the right tools to teach your kids about oral health, we asked business leaders and oral health experts this question for their best book suggestions. From “The Tooth Book: A Guide to Healthy Teeth and Gums” to “No Rushing When Brushing,” there are several books that may help you teach your child about oral health.
Here are six great books that educate kids about the importance of oral health:
- I Know Why I Brush My Teeth
- The Tooth Book: A Guide to Healthy Teeth and Gums
- Brush Your Teeth Please
- Open Wide—Tooth School Inside
- No Rushing When Brushing
- Why Should I Brush My Teeth
I Know Why I Brush My Teeth
From a technical perspective, there are some great oral health lesson plans made available to children and parents on websites like DentalCare.com. Alternatively, a good activity book is “I Know Why I Brush My Teeth” by Kate Rowan. By educating children through lesson plans or activity books, kids can begin to form good hygiene habits and be proud of taking care of their oral health at a young age.
Henry Babichenko, Eurodenture
The Tooth Book: A Guide to Healthy Teeth and Gums
“The Tooth Book,” written by Edward Miller, is a simple yet informational guide to dental hygiene for your kids. The book has fun, colorful, and eye-catching drawings, which attracts kid’s attention because it’s like they are simply reading a comic book. Moreover, these cute illustrations can help ease the fear of dentists if your child suffers from dental anxiety and makes the whole thing a lot easier for them. Regarding content, it is very inclusive and provides you with all information you can expect in a dental care book. The content ranges from teaching your kids how to brush their teeth and floss to the effects of sugar. It also gives your children a basic glimpse of tooth eruption and what food to avoid for healthy teeth. I highly recommend this book to help your kids with better dental care.
Jill Sandy, Constant Delights
Brush Your Teeth Please
“Brush Your Teeth Please” by Leslie McGuire. This entertaining and interactive pop-up book demonstrates proper brushing techniques. This delightful book will help inspire and teach your child proper dental hygiene, whether it’s a reminder to brush your teeth up and down like a bear, don’t forget the back teeth like the hippo, or floss like a shark.
Sylvia Kang, Mira
Open Wide—Tooth School Inside
One of my favorite books to help the kiddos learn how to take care of their teeth is “Open Wide—Tooth School Inside.” It’s a fun and hilarious story about your teeth attending tooth school to learn basic dental facts, proper oral care, and how often they should visit the dentist. From the student teeth pledging allegiance to the mouth to needing to clean themselves up after lunch, kids can easily relate to these events from their own school experiences. The book even has some fun homework at the end with true or false and multiple-choice questions to test your kids on their dental knowledge! Overall, a wonderful choice for children to learn more about the importance of taking care of their teeth.
Jessica Lawson, Lawson Family Dentistry
No Rushing When Brushing
For a children’s book to teach children about the importance of oral health, I recommend “No Rushing When Brushing” by Shah Humairah. It’s colorful, with neat characters on the front that kids are really drawn to. The first part of the book does a good job of teaching why it’s important to brush and floss and do it well. The second part helps prepare kids for what they can expect at a dentist’s office. I’d recommend No Rushing When Brushing for other pediatric or family dentists to keep in their waiting room or for parents to introduce oral health to their children.
Dr. Ben Salar, Toothfairy Pediatric Dental
Why Should I Brush My Teeth
Anyone who has ever spent time around a curious kid is familiar with the phrase, “but why?” Children are more likely to accept and follow the rules when the logic behind the law is shared. “Why Should I Brush My Teeth” by Katie Daynes does a great job of covering the reasons behind oral health routines. The book explains consequences like plaque and tooth decay in simple, non-shaming ways. Plus, the story shows that grownups need to take care of their teeth too. Viewing the act as an adult responsibility rather than a kid rule tends to make children more cooperative.
Michael Alexis, TeamBuilding