Teaching children about cavities (early childhood caries, tooth decay) can help them create healthy lifestyles and prevent tooth pain and oral disease.

Brochures for Parents

25 Snacks for Happy Teeth  
Baby Teeth DO Matter  
Brushing Properly 
Oral Health for Children with Special Needs

Prevent Sharing Cavities 
Soda All Day = Tooth Decay 
When Should We Visit the Dentist? 

Resources for Caregivers and Educators

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Children's Books About Teeth, Oral Health, and Visiting the Dentist

Whether it's a book before bedtime or something your child can enjoy reading on their own, the titles below are some well-known books that teach about oral hygiene and regular visits to the dentist.

  • Brush, Brush, Brush by Alicia Padron
  • Just Going to the Dentist (Little Critter) by Mercer Mayer
  • Open Wide: Tooth School Inside by Laurie Keller
  • Sammy the Centipede Goes to the Dentist by Maria Luchsinger
  • The Berenstain Bears Visit the Dentist by Stan and Jan Berenstain
  • The Tooth Book by Dr. Seuss
  • Throw Your Tooth on the Roof: Tooth Traditions from Around the World by Selby Beeler
  • Walter Wolf Goes to the Dentist (Kindle only) by Leela Hope
  • What If You Had Animal Teeth? by Sandra Markle
  • Why Do I Brush My Teeth? by Angela Royston
  • Oral Health Books for Children - book list, PDF

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