Children are thrilled about their teeth when they can place them under their pillow for the tooth fairy, but when it comes to brushing them, the thrill quickly disappears.
You can buy all kinds of toothbrushes made to make brushing fun and flavored toothpastes help, but children often learn best through story-telling. With that in mind, here are a few books to add to your reading time that will help teach your kids the importance of good dental hygiene.
- Noah’s Visit to the Dentist by Jupiter Kids
This book helps make the experience seem more familiar and thus less scary for the young child who may be facing their first visit.
- Curious George Visits the Dentist by Margaret and H.A. Rey
Every child is familiar with this little monkey who gets into all sorts of exciting situations. In this tale he has fun as he visits the dentist.
- Who Needs Teeth by Sally Huss
Children learn better when they know “why”. This book explains why it is important to take care of your teeth.
- The Teeth That Looked for a New Mouth by Jill Jones
What happens when you neglect your teeth? They just may decide to go on a search for someone who will take better care of them and leave you toothless.
- Flossy and Toothy Save Your Smile by Melissa Larsen
Flossy and Toothy are animated characters that help a child understand how to care for their teeth.
- Pony Brushes His Teeth by Michael Dahl
Pony learns to follow his dad in regards to eating properly and caring for his teeth. Young children will understand the wish to imitate parents.
- The Tooth Book by Dr. Suess
In familiar, fun fashion, Dr. Suess relates the importance of tooth care to make teeth last a lifetime.
So take care of your kids smile. You may also get yourself a healthy smile and help an underprivileged child, as we, Plaza Dental Group, are a proud participant in The Smiles for Life Campaign.Want to know more about smiles for life campaign?, contact Plaza Dental Group today to find out more or call us at 515-612-7148
Dr. Steffany Mohan is the Owner of Plaza Dental Group and is a leading dentist in Des Moines, Iowa. Dr. Mohan is an expert in implant, family and cosmetic dentistry (including Dental Implants and teeth whitening),is Invisalign certified and has gained a reputation of excellence in the dentistry community.