20 Teeth Books for Little Learners

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Teaching this teeth unit is such an important one – and there’s so many fun ways to explore it with our little learners! Watch their minds be amazed as they learn all about our teeth, germs, and going to the dentist! It’s even more fun as they read through teeth books related to this unit.

Finding all kinds of dental health and teeth books to read is such a great addition to the teeth unit!

Reading dental health and teeth books with little learners is so important as they go through this teeth unit. They’ll discover all kinds of things about teeth – some things they may already know like how to brush and others might be totally new such as what happens at the dentist.

I’ve found some wonderful teeth books for you to use with this teeth unit that can be purchased on Amazon. Click the links below and stock up on some of your favorite teeth books! I love using my prime membership so I can get them to me with FREE 2-day shipping.

Pony Brushes His Teeth

Pony learns how to brush his teeth by watching Dad. This simple story follows the steps of brushing from choosing a toothbrush to rinsing your mouth. With humorous illustrations and repetitive text, this is sure to be a favorite with little ones and their dads.

Why We Go to the Dentist

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.

Brush, Brush, Brush!

A series that continues to celebrate a toddler’s world of firsts with board books that reflect two important areas: readiness concepts and body awareness–each book features rhythmic, interactive text; bright, energetic full-color illustrations or photographs; and a parent note at the end with suggested activities linked to the story and its theme.

Ganesha’s Sweet Tooth

The bold, bright colors of India leap off the page in this fresh and funny picture book retelling of how Ganesha came to help write the epic poem of Hindu literature, the Mahabharata. Ganesha is just like any other kid, except that he has the head of an elephant and rides around on a magical mouse. And he loves sweets, but when Ganesha insists on biting into a super jumbo jawbreaker laddoo, his tusk breaks off! With the help of the wise poet Vyasa, and his friend Mr. Mouse, Ganesha learns that what seems broken can be quite useful after all. With vibrant, graphic illustrations, expressive characters, and offbeat humor, this is a wonderfully inventive rendition of a classic tale.

The Tooth Book

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? Full of straightforward advice and animated, colorful art, as well as some bite-sized bits of history and lore, this guide provides accessible information about taking care of your teeth. The much-needed dental advice in this book is both timely and accessible to today’s children.

Open Wide: Tooth School Inside

It’s time for tooth school and Dr. Flossman is excited to meet the incoming class of 32–eight incisors, four canines, eight premolars, and twelve molars, including the four wisdom teeth. There’s just so much to learn–from brushing and flossing to dentin and pulp to every student’s nightmare: tooth decay!

Just Going to the Dentist

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!

Ready, Set, Brush!

Even monsters need to brush their teeth to keep them healthy and strong. Elmo, Zoe, and their friends from Sesame Street show kids how easy it is to care for their teeth in Ready, Set, Brush! Flaps to open, wheels to turn, and fun pop-ups help illustrate elements of oral hygiene: applying toothpaste, brushing, rinsing, and regular visits to the dentist. Learning to brush has never been so much fun!

A Bad Day for Danny Decay

A Bad Day for Danny Decay is an educational book for children 4-10 years of age that focuses on dental health.


What will happen? Will it hurt? Will you stay with me? Reading Dentist with your child is the perfect opportunity to talk about these questions, and many more! Young children’s lives are full of new experiences and these books help make them less scary. The simple conversational text and lively illustrations are carefully designed to encourage further dialogue between reader and child. Use these books as a starting point to talk to your child and help them to understand and prepare for these events, and to share any worries they may have.

Brush Your Teeth Please

What child can resist imitating a chimp brushing its teeth back and forth? Or a shark that flosses every day? Youngsters will have lots of fun learning about proper dental hygiene in this delightful pop-up book.

The Berenstain Bears Visit the Dentist

Come for a visit in Bear Country with this classic First Time Book® from Stan and Jan Berenstain. 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. Includes over 50 bonus stickers!

How Many Teeth?

When you were a baby, you didn’t have any teeth at all. Then as you grew, your teeth started to come in. First one, then two – and finally, twenty teeth in all! But you won’t keep these teeth forever. First one, then two, will wiggle loose. Maybe you’ve lost some of your first teeth already. When the little teeth come out and the big teeth come in, everyone can see – you’re growing up.

Let’s Meet a Dentist

Have you ever had a toothache? Or gotten your teeth cleaned? Dr. Florez could help you out! She’s a dentist, and today she has an office full of curious visitors. They try out her dentist’s chair and look at X-rays of teeth. They also learn how she helps patients keep their teeth clean and healthy. Hooray for dentists!

Open Wide: the Ultimate Guide to Teeth

Pearly whites, chompers, canines, tooth fairy bait, no matter what you like to call them, teeth play a vital part in your life and have an interesting past. In Open Wide, you’ll find out everything you need to know about your teeth; from what ancient civilizations believed about teeth, to how scientists use teeth to learn about past societies and solve investigations in the present.

No Place for Sugar Bugs

Sugar bugs are not pretty. They are not sweet. They’re certainly not the type of bugs you’d want to keep in your creepy-crawly box! Kids come in contact with bacteria each day, but it’s not always easy to explain to them just how harmful these little germs can be. Sugar Bugs is the name given to one such bacterium that lives inside our mouths. They can cause tooth-decay or cavities if we eat sugary foods and do not brush and floss each day. This funny and creative story was written for kids to help them better understand these bacteria.

Make Way for Tooth Decay

In this witty, easy-to-read story, children learn what bacteria is, how it causes tooth decay, and how they can fight against it. Told from the point of view of the bacteria, the fact-filled, rhyming text shows dentists, in a non-threatening way, as they help youngsters guard against tooth decay. The bright, energetic illustrations are a perfect compliment to the humorous text.

Elmo Visits the Dentist

The Big Bad Wolf has a toothache, but is nervous about going to the dentist! His good friend, Elmo, decides to go with him. With the help of Miss Stella, Elmo shows Big Bad there is nothing to be afraid of!

Curious George Visits the Dentist

When George bites into a shiny apple made of wax, his tooth begins to hurt. The next morning George shows his wiggly tooth to the man with the yellow hat, who takes him to the dentist. George is nervous about his first visit to the dentist, but overcomes his fear and learns about better dental hygiene—with a little good-natured mayhem on the side!

Show Me Your Smile!: A Visit to the Dentist

It’s time for Dora’s checkup at the dentist. Dora explores the dentist’s office, gets her teeth cleaned, and more! She even gets a special treat for being such a good patient!

Exploring this fun teeth unit is so much fun for little learners as they get to explore the different things about teeth! It’s fun for us too as we watch them learn and grow and be amazed with all the new things to learn. Grab some fun books with this teeth unit and explore all the things about our teeth.

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