National Library Week: A Week’s Worth of Wonder

April 10, 2014

“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” – Dr. Seuss

Reading is a great way to unwind. It also allows you to learn new skills, visit exotic lands, or travel space all from the comfort of your favorite chair. Reading to your children feeds their imagination and contributes to a deeper understating of the world.

In honor of National Library Week, we asked the Tooth Fairy what her favorite books are. Here’s her list:

  1. Alley Alligator’s Awesome Smile by Timothy E. McNutt D.D.S. – This book is the perfect way to introduce dentistry to your child. It covers all the basics of a dental visit and the information is presented in a clear and non-threatening way.
  2. The Bernstein Bears Visit the Dentist by Jan & Stan Bernstein – This is a cute story about loose teeth and cavities. Read this to your child if he/she has a loose tooth or a cavity that needs to be filled.
  3. The Tooth Book by Dr. Seuss –Here’s a fun rhyming book with plenty of information about animals that have teeth and how they use them.
  4. How Many Teeth? by Paul Showers – This is a great book to teach children all about their mouth and why their teeth fall out and how. New ones grow in their place.
  5. The Mixed-Up Tooth Fairy by Keith Faulkner – This is perfect for children who have or are about to lose a tooth. It tells a tale about the Tooth Fairy looking for the owner of a lost tooth.
  6. Dear Tooth Fairy by Alan Durant – This book answers children’s questions about the Tooth Fairy and why she collects children’s teeth.
  7. Sam’s Science: I Know Why I Brush My Teeth by Kate Rowan – This is an informational book about the importance of keeping your mouth clean with good oral hygiene habits.

There you have it —the Tooth Fairy’s favorite books to help you teach your child about good oral health, a key to good overall health.