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Book Club! Your Teeth-Loving Summer Reading List.

Reading lights up the imagination and teaches us about everything from fictitious faraway lands to our own backyards. So why not include some books about teeth in your summer reading?


We hand-selected books for kids of all ages that give age-appropriate insights into teeth, brushing, and going to the dentist. Happy reading!


Ages 1-3

  • Brush your teeth, please (a pop up book) by Leslie McGuire

  • Brush, Brush, Brush! by Alicia Padron

  • Just Going to the Dentist (Little Critter) by Mercer Mayer

  • Daniel Goes to the Dentist (Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood) by Jason Fruchter

  • Help the Lion Brush his Teeth! by Sophie Schoenwald

  • The Tooth Book by Dr. Seuss




Ages 4-6

  • Pete the Cat and the Lost Tooth by James Dean

  • My Wiggly Smile: Olive’s Stubborn Little Tooth by Dr. Amira May Woodruff

  • How to Catch the Tooth Fairy by Adam Wallace

  • The Tooth Book by Mark Bacera

  • The story of Happy Tooth and Sad Tooth by Ariel Cornwall

  • If you don’t brush your teeth by Edward Jazz

  • If the Dentist were an Animal by Rachel Grider


Ages 7-13

  • The Truth about the Tooth by Mistie Psaledas

  • The Tooth Mouse by Susan Hood

  • Cavities vs Toothpaste by Didi Dragon

  • Sugarbug Doug by Dr. Ben Magleby

  • Sami and her electric toothbrush by Cymanthia Connell and Adam Ali

  • Sharks for Kids: A Junior Scientist’s Guide to Great Whites, Hammerheads, and Other Sharks in the Sea by David McGuire


Ages 14+

  • So you want to be a Dentist? by Marcus Neff, Troy Stevens, Ryder Waldron

  • The Excruciating History of Dentistry: Toothsome Tales by James Wynbrandt

  • The Complete Human Body by Dr. Alice Roberts


Sources: Colgate, MouthHealthy, Healthline, WebMD, Dentistry for Kids

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