5 Resources to Celebrate Children’s Dental Health Month

Children's Dental Health Month

Make the most of Children’s Dental Health Month with these resources.

February is Children’s Dental Health Month. Children with dental problems have proven to develop difficulties in smiling, eating, sleeping, concentrating, and learning. In fact, a total of 51 million hours of school a year have been missed due to preventable oral health problems. Encourage your kids to develop healthy oral hygiene habits with these fun activities and resources:

1. Top Oral Health Books for Kids

Sink Your Teeth Into a Good Book

This handy resource provides a list of 33 books perfect for kids up to 3rd grade to learn about oral hygiene. Renaissance Dental asserts that kids should brush for 2 minutes, 2 times a day, and read 20 minutes a day for a healthy body and mind!

2. Fun Science Activities on Dental Health

Fun Science Activities

Learn about dental health while having fun with these five science experiments! Each activity comes with step-by-step instructions and key takeaways for better dental health.

3. 17 Fun Tooth Facts for a Healthy Mouth

Fun Tooth Facts

Did you know the toothbrush was invented in 1498? The bristles were made from pig hair! This and 16 other facts make up this fun printable that educates kids on dental health.

4. Brushing & Reading Log Sheet

Brushing & Reading Chart

Keep track of your kids’ brushing and reading habits with this handy chart. Cultivate a healthy body and mind through daily brushing and reading.

5. Teaching Tools and Classroom Resources

Teaching Tools & Classroom Resources

Teach your kids about oral health with these fun lesson plans, videos, activities, and more. These educational materials will help teachers and caregivers engage with students about good oral health habits.


Our book recommendations:

Our Book Recommendations

1. Brush, Brush, Brush! by Alicia Padron

2. The Berenstain Bears Visit the Dentist by Stan & Jan Berenstain

3. Curious George Visits the Dentist by H. A. Rey

4. Dentist Trip (Peppa Pig) by Neville Astley and Mark Baker

5. Throw Your Tooth on the Roof: Tooth Traditions from Around the World by Selby B. Beeler


Health Books for Kids

This post was written by Megan Habel, the marketing associate at BookPal. She is currently reading A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle.

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