Brushing your child’s teeth may be difficult, but brushing is essential for children. To assist, we’ve compiled a list of ten fascinating books about brushing to read at night.
#1 Brush Your Teeth Please By Leslie Mcguire and Jean Pidgeon
Brush Your Teeth Please is a pop-up book that teaches children about proper oral hygiene with the help of animals such as the lion, shark, bear, hippopotamus, and gorilla. The pop-up book has toothbrush pull tabs that are moveable up and down, left and right.
In addition, the lion page has a toothbrush-shaped board attached to a string that your child can use to brush the lion’s teeth all over. The shark, on the other hand, has a page dedicated to teaching about flossing.
The colors are vibrant and will certainly appeal to your child’s eyes. The book is appropriate for children aged two to five. It is 12 pages long and written in English.
#2 Brush, Brush, Brush By Alicia Padron
Brush, Brush, Brush is a board book with simple, rhythmic text intended for reading aloud to your child. In addition, it features large and bold artwork, photos, and illustrations that are sure to please your children.
Scholastic publishes the book as part of the Rookie Toddler book series. It also includes suggested activities for the story at the end.
Brush, Brush, Brush is appropriate for children aged two to four. It has 12 pages of entertainment.
#3 Clarabella’s Teeth By an Vrombaut
Clarabella’s Teeth introduces your child to Clarabella, the crocodile, and her friends — Rosie, Max, Liam, and Zoe. While her friends are painting pictures, playing games, and eating lunch, Clarabella is busy brushing her teeth which takes a long time since a crocodile has so many.
Because she misses a whole day’s worth of activities, Rosie, Max, Liam, and Zoe surprise Clarabella with a bigger toothbrush suitable for a big crocodile, so she won’t miss out on the fun and will be able to join her friends the next day.
The book is appropriate for children aged four to seven. It has 32 pages where your child can meet exciting animals, enjoy the bright and fun illustrations, follow the simple story, and learn about the importance of dental hygiene.
#4 Melvin The Magnificent Molar By Julia Cook, Laura Jana, and Allison Valentine
Melvin the Magnificent Molar will teach your child about teeth through the sweet tooth, Melvin. The book’s goal is to encourage children ages three and up to brush their teeth, floss, and visit their dentist in a fun and unique way.
It contains 32 pages of informative and entertaining reading with delightful illustrations. You can also ask the Tooth Fairy to send your child emails!
#5 Pony Brushes His Teeth By Michael Dahl and Oriol Vidal
Children, they say, learn by example, and Pony Brushes His Teeth focuses on that concept as Pony learns how to brush his teeth from his father. It’s a simple story that teaches children how to brush their teeth, from picking the right toothbrush to rinsing their mouths. It also reminds parents of their responsibilities to their children.
The 20-page book features amusing illustrations and simple text for kids aged two to four.
#6 I Know Why I Brush My Teeth By Kate Rowan and Katharine McEwen
I Know Why I Brush My Teeth is part of Sam’s Science series. This book uses Sam and his mother’s easy banter to discuss proper dental hygiene and share information about baby and adult teeth. In addition, it discusses the parts, types, and functions of teeth.
The book makes learning about dental-related vocabulary and topics like plaque, fluoride, enamel, dentin, etc., enjoyable and simple for children between the ages of five and seven. In addition, your child can learn the significance of brushing with the book I Know Why I Brush My Teeth, which uses simple diagrams combined into a friendly cartoon style.
#7 Have You Ever Seen A Moose Brushing His Teeth? By Jamie McClaine and April Goodman Willy
Have You Ever Seen A Moose Brushing His Teeth? is a delightful sequel to Have You Ever Seen A Moose Taking A Bath?. This sequel teaches children basic tooth brushing habits. Children will enjoy its simple rhyming lyrics and vibrant, action-packed illustrations.
In this book, kids will meet the lovable Moose who did not take care of his “toofers,” which ended up with slime! Moose then takes the proper steps to regain his “pearly white” smile.
Have You Ever Seen A Moose Brushing His Teeth? has 24 pages of information and fun that children ages two to 10 will enjoy.
#8 I Love To Brush My Teeth By Shelley Admont, Sonal Goyal, And Sumit Sakhuja
I Love To Brush My Teeth introduces children to Jimmy, a sweet little bunny who dislikes brushing his teeth. However, a magical toothbrush teaches him the importance of brushing his teeth.
It has lovely illustrations that are ideal for children who hate brushing their teeth. Plus, there’s a free video book inside and 42 pages of good reading.
#9 Sesame Street: Ready, Set, Brush! By Che Rudko and Tom Brannon
Sesame Street: Ready, Set, Brush! taps the help of our Sesame Street crew to provide children with fun reminders about proper tooth care. It has flaps that open, wheels that turn, and fun pop-ups that will make brushing your teeth a fun learning activity for your children.
Elmo, Zoe, and their friends will show your child how to use toothpaste, brush, rinse, and visit the dentist regularly. It’s a 12-page book for children ages two to five.
#10 Brush, Floss, And Rinse: Caring For Your Teeth And Gums By Amanda Doering Tourville and Ronnie Rooney
Brush, Floss, and Rinse: Caring for Your Teeth and Gums features easy-to-read text. It emphasizes the value of oral care to overall health. Children will meet Kyle and Alan, who brush their teeth every morning and night, floss with their mom, and replace their toothbrushes when the bristles are bent.
Kids will love the watercolor illustrations while developing good habits and healthy choices.
The book has 24 pages of learning for children ages five to eight years old.
According to the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), 42% of children ages two to 11 have tooth decay in their baby teeth. Meanwhile, 21% of children ages six to eleven have dental caries on their permanent teeth.
Tooth decay, five times more common in children than asthma and seven times more common than hay fever, can lead to serious dental problems and negatively impact your child’s health.
Prevent this by teaching your child to brush their teeth as early as possible. If sweet talks don’t work on your child, turn to books! Here are ten books to include in your bedtime stories that encourage your child to brush their teeth.