Thursday, February 21, 2013

10 Books About Tooth and Dentist

10 Childrens Books About Tooth and Dentist
 My daughter Putti, who just turned 5 at the end of December, lost her first primary tooth yesterday. Here is she sporting a gummy smile :)
10 Books About Tooth and Dentist
She had become sort of obsessed with the idea of losing teeth for the last couple of months. Ever since a few of her preschool classmates reached the first-lost-tooth milestone, making them real cool kids at school, she began asking us the 'When' question.  Though, I kept telling her repeatedly, that she has to wait for it, she couldn't wait to join them. And in an effort to feed her need for tooth loss information, we had read a lot of tooth books as part of her bedtime reading.  And so, I thought I’d share some of the tooth books we loved. 
The Tooth Book  by Dr. Seuss is about who has teeth, who doesn't, and how to keep the ones you have! This book has been a favorite with Putti for years now even before all this tooth talk began. 
How Many Teeth?  by Paul Showers tells kids about how many teeth they will have during the various stages of their life. It talks about what happens when little teeth fall out and big teeth grow in. Kids get excited about their “big” teeth coming out because it talks about how that means they are growing up and as we know, all kids love saying “I’m a big kid now.
The Tooth Book: A Guide to Healthy Teeth and Gums has FUNtastic illustrations and great dental advice about taking good care of your teeth. It talks about everything from what to do if you lose a tooth to what your kid should expect when visiting his/her pediatric dentist. It really makes dental hygiene fun experience for your kids!
Truman's Loose Tooth by Kristine Wurm is the tale of one little boy's life-changing experience when losing his first tooth. From the time he realizes something is happening with his tooth, to the end of the book when "Yep" another tooth is loose, he goes through the feelings and experiences everything children in this situation do. He overcomes his fears, faces his loss and finally feels good about it.

Junie B., First Grader: Toothless Wonder is our first foray into chapter book with my girl, and I have to say, she really enjoyed it!
Throw Your Tooth on the Roof is really a fun book for both kids and adullts. Many of you may be familiar with the Tooth Fairy here in America, but I did learn about it very recently. This book talks about what happens with those lost teeth in other countries and cultures? I found it most enjoyable and discovered so many fascinating tooth traditions from around the world.
Open Wide: Tooth School Inside helps your kids learn all about teeth in a fun and amusing way and even take a quiz on what they’ve learned. This book takes 32 students (8 incisors, 4 canines, 8 premolars and 12 molars) to a class about how to care for your teeth and through some trivia questions. Dr. Flossman, the teacher, churns out fun facts about tooth care throughout the book. 
The Berenstain Bears Visit the Dentist Sister Bear watches Dr. Bearson fill Brother Bear's small cavity. Then it's her turn in the chair to have a dangling baby tooth removed. An entertaining story for preschoolers of a cheerful and informative visit to a dentist.  
Show Me Your Smile!: A Visit to the Dentist (Dora the Explorer)Every Kid’s favorite adventurer gets her teeth checked out.  Vamonos! 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!
Elmo Visits the Dentist Use Elmo’s inexplicably magical toddler-attention-grabbing skills to help get your little one prepared for their own first trip. Elmo accompanies the “big bad wolf” to the dentist, where the dental assistant explains what is going to happen on the visit. The book is well written, has fun illustrations and is a great way to prepare your kid for their first visit to the dentist.
What other books do you recommend?

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Oh what great choices - and so much choice!
My 5 year old has a special cushion for the tooth fairies for when he loses his.
Thanks for sharing.

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