I love infusing great children’s literature into all my lessons. Here are 25 picture books to spark young minds and infuse healthy habits when learning about dental health.
Scroll to the end of this list to find links to some FREE printable emergent readers!
Moose has a wibbly, wobbly tooth and it just won’t fall out. See how his friends try to help their adorable friend with his tooth troubles.
Read along in this classic as bear’s friends help him deal with his first loose tooth!
It’s never too early to start healthy habits. This rhyme will inspire little ones to brush their teeth.
Everyone’s mouth is full of teeth, and all of them have a job to do. Discover what different types of teeth look like, what they do, and how to keep them healthy.
Read along as Little Rabbit solves her dilemma in this gentle classic that captures all the excitement of losing a first tooth.
Who doesn’t love Olivia? Read along as Olivia helps the Tooth Fairy!
This imaginative tale takes children on a fun, informative, and imaginative journey as they explore what it would be like if their own front teeth were replaced by those of a different animal.
Take a trip to the dentist with Peppa Pig. She shows George that a trip to the dentist can be lots of fun!
Never Take a Shark to the Dentist
Laugh along with this crazy tale of something you should NEVER do. Take a shark to the dentist!
Taking good care of your teeth and gums is an important part of maintaining overall health. After all, you need your pearly whites to eat, smile, and talk. But what should you expect when you go to the dentist? What should you do if you lose a tooth?
Celebrate the exciting event of loosing a tooth with this lively story of the tooth fairy’s escape from some very determined kids! Get ready to laugh along with this zany story as the tooth fairy dodges traps, drool, dental floss webs, and more in this fun bedtime book for kids that combines silly rhymes and bright illustrations with STEAM concepts! Can you catch her?
What child can resist imitating a chimp brushing its teeth back and forth? Or a shark that flosses every day? Kiddos will have lots of fun learning about proper dental hygiene in this delightful pop-up book.
A goofy and lonely resident of the jungle has just one talent and it is scaring other creaturs with his BIG, scary teeth! What on earth would he ever do with out them?
Fancy Nancy and the Loose Tooth
Everything Nancy does is super fancy! That’s why she must absolutely have her first tooth fall out at school. That way she will be sure to receive the special tooth-holder necklace from the school nurse. Find out in this whimsical tale if Nancy make this happen!
The Berenstain Bears Visit the Dentist
Join Mama, Papa, Brother, and Sister for a trip to the dentist where they’ll get checked for cavities, have their teeth cleaned, and learn all about the tools a dentist uses to help keep teeth healthy.
Who isn’t a little nervous about visiting the dentist? This picture book lets your little learner see what to expect each at a dental check up. This sweet storybook is perfect for little ones who need some reassurance as they take their seat in the dentist’s chair!
Even monsters need to brush their teeth to keep them healthy and strong. Let Elmo, Zoe, and their friends show your little learners how easy it is to care for their teeth.
Mercer Mayer’s Little Critter is having a checkup at the dentist in this classic, funny, and heartwarming book. Whether he’s having an X-ray taken, getting a teeth cleaning, or finding a cavity, both parents and children alike will relate to this beloved story. A perfect way to help allay any fears of going to the dentist!
Follow along in this fun little lift the flap book as little ones learn why we all need to brush our teeth. From learning about cavities and bacteria to learning about how long we should brush for and how often, this book is filled with pressing questions and charming illustrations to educate young children about personal hygiene.
Can this little prankster pull off the ultimate prank and fool the Tooth Fairy? You will have to read this one to find out!
Teeth need lots of brushing and flossing to stay healthy―but why? Going to the dentist helps us learn more about the importance of clean teeth! Lively, carefully leveled text, age-appropriate critical thinking questions, and colorful photos help young readers learn about healthy habits.
Learn how to brush your teeth along side Dad in this adorable how to book.
Pete the Cat and the Lost Tooth
Poor Pete. It’s not easy being the Tooth Fairy. Will Pete find the missing tooth in time?
Who doesn’t love Dr. Seuss and all his whimsical characters. Jump into Dental health month with some giggles and fun advice from this all time favorite author!
Check out this list of FREE printable emergent readers!
How to Take Care of Your Teeth from Teachings a Hoot
My Healthy Teeth! by Sweet Sounds of Kindergarten
Sounds Check Up by Preschool Everyday
Dental Health Emergent Reader by Passionate Panther
Health Teeth Emergent Reader by Miss Raz’s Resources
Click HERE to find a few of my favorite hands on learning activities to explore dental health!