Oral health reads through the ages

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September 7th, 2017

For International Literacy Day, we’re checking out popular oral-health themed reads for every age group. Have you read any of books the below? Do you have some favorites? Tell us what you think on Facebook or Twitter!


Cover of the Brush Brush Brush book by Alicia Padron

Brush Brush Brush by Alicia Padron This toddler-focused book is meant to help kids learn about the importance of dental habits. It uses cheerful pictures to demonstrate each step of brushing teeth, like putting toothpaste on the brush and rinsing with clean water.



Cover of the Tooth Book by Dr. Suess

The Tooth Book by Dr. Seuss This Dr. Seuss-authored book is fun and whimsical, helping children understand what teeth do and how to care for them.


Elementary School

Cover of the Open Wide: Tooth School Inside book

Open Wide: Tooth School Inside by Laurie Keller School is in, and the incoming class of 32 teeth are eager to learn! By putting the reader in the middle of “Tooth School,” this book seeks to educate elementary readers on both crucial and fun oral health facts.


Middle School

Cover of the Smile Book

Smile by Raina Telgemeier This memoir brings the reader through the author’s journey of middle-school braces and headgear, as well as the typical pains and lessons that come with growing up.


High School – Adult

Cover of the Teeth book by Mary Otto

Teeth by Mary Otto This in-depth dive into America’s oral health system, perceptions and society from its very beginnings to present day has been on the top of booklists since its release in March, 2017.