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Good Oral Health Reads You Can Really Sink Your Teeth Into


Arthur’s Tooth
by Marc Brown
Francine makes fun of Arthur for being the last kid in their class to loss his teeth. Will Arthur ever lose his “baby” teeth?
For more Arthur tooth fun, try: Arthur Tricks The Tooth Fairy by Marc Brown.

Dentists (Community Helpers Series) by Dee Ready
This book describes what a dentist does, where they work, what kind of training they’ve had and the tools they use to keep your teeth and gums healthy. (Included is a special hands-on activity section with information about the different numbers of teeth in a child’s mouth versus an adult’s mouth).

Dental Hygienists (Community Helpers Series) by Dee Ready
This book describes what a dental hygienist does, where they work, what kind of training they’ve had and the tools they use to keep your teeth and gums healthy. (Included is a special hands-on activity section with instructions on how to make your own toothpaste).

Franklin And The Tooth Fairy by Paulette Bourgeois
Franklin, the turtle, is sad to learn that he will never receive a visit from the Tooth Fairy because turtles don’t have teeth. Will Franklin be able to trick the Tooth Fairy with a stone tooth?

George Washington’s Teeth by Deborah Chandra & Madeleine Comora
Did you know that George Washington started to lose his adult teeth when he was 22 years old? Did you also know that his first set of false teeth was made out of hippopotamus teeth? This is a fascinating historical read!

Going To The Dentist (First Experiences Series) by Fred Rogers
Calm your young one’s fears about a first trip to the dentist with this reassuring and careful look at a dentist’s office through the eyes of a child.

Grandpa’s Teeth by Rod Clement
Grandpa’s false teeth are missing. Will you be the one to solve the mystery and discover the identity of the tooth thief?

How Many Teeth? by Paul Showers
Introduce your young one to the fun world of teeth with this simple look at the different types of teeth we have and the reasons behind why and when our teeth fall out.

Nice Try, Tooth Fairy by Mary W. Olson
Wanting to show her grandfather her lost tooth, Emma politely writes the Tooth Fairy with a request to return the tooth.

Open Wide: Tooth School Inside by Laurie Keller
Dr. Flossman introduces his tooth students to healthy dental care habits.

The Prince’s Tooth Is Loose by Harriet Ziefert
Everyone, from the army to the king, pitches in to help the prince lose his first tooth.

The School Play by Rosemary Wells
Yoko is unhappy about being assigned to play the cavity in the class play.

Science Fair Bunnies by Kathryn Lasky
Clyde and Rosemary come up with a winning science fair project that involves lost baby teeth and food dyes.

Tabitha’s Terrifically Tough Tooth by Charlotte Middleton
No matter what she does, Tabitha’s loose tooth will not fall out. Will Tabitha ever get a visit from the Tooth Fairy?

Throw Your Tooth On The Roof by Selby B. Beeler
This book looks at the different cultural traditions children the world over participate in when they lose their “baby” teeth. Did you know that many kids around the world make a wish and throw their lost teeth on the roof?

Tooth Decay And Cavities by Dr. Alvin Silverstein
This book is an in-depth look at the topic of tooth decay and cavities.

Young Cam Jansen And The Lost Tooth by David A. Adler
Can you help Cam Jansen find the tooth that Annie lost in art class?

Booklist Prepared by:
South Dakota State Library
With additions from the
Department of Health
February 2004

More Good Reads

The Tooth Book by Theo LeSieg
My Loose Tooth by Stephen Krensky
Dear Tooth Fairy by Jane O’Connor
Dental Health by Helen Frost
Andrew’s Loose Tooth by Robert Munsch
Just Going to the Dentist by Mercer Mayer
The Berenstain Bears Visit the Dentist by Stan Berenstain
Doctor De Soto by William Steig
Fang the Dentist by Mike Thaler, Jared Lee
I’m Going to the Dentist: A Pop-Up Book by Willabel L. Tong
Just Going to the Dentist: Golden Look-Look Book by Mercer Mayer
Teeth and Tusks (Head to Tail) by Theresa Greenway
The Crocodile and the Dentist by Taro Gomi
The Story of the Tooth Fairy by Tom Paxton
A Quarter from the Tooth Fairy by Caren Holtzman
The Tusk Fairy by Nicola Smee
The Bear’s Toothache by David McPhail
Tooth Fairy by Audrey Wood
Bill and Pete by Tomie De Paola
I Know Why I Brush My Teeth
by Kate Rowan
Loose Tooth by Steven Kroll
The Lost Tooth Club by Arden Johnson
Moose's Loose Tooth by Jacqueline A. Clarke

Good Books for Ttoddlers

Little Rabbit’s Loose Tooth by Lucy Bate
Milo’s Toothache by Ida Luttrell
My Tooth Is About to Fall Out by Grace Maccarone
Brush Your Teeth Please by Leslie McGuire
Freddie Visits the Dentist by Nicola Smee

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