Dentist Storytime Ideas
To help calm fears about going to the dentist, offer some of these funny stories and hand out free toothbrushes. For a craft activity, make one of the ideas listed here: https://pocketofpreschool.com/dental-heath-themed-activities-and-centers/
Burke, Tyler Clark. The Last Loose Tooth. Lou is the last baby tooth and he doesn’t want to leave.
Cousins, Lucy. Maisy, Charley, and the Wobbly Tooth. Maisy accompanies Charley the crocodile to his first visit to the dentist.
Gomi. The Crocodile and the Dentist. With repetition that will engage storytime listeners, both the croc and the dentist are afraid of each other.
Munsch, Robert N. Andrew’s Loose Tooth. Andrew’s painful loose tooth just will not come out!
O’Donnell, Patrick. Did Dinosaurs Have Dentists? In this rhyming story, a child wonders if dinosaurs ever brushed or flossed.
Steig, William. Doctor De Soto. In this charming Caldecott Honor book, a mouse dentist has a fox for a patient.
Penny Peck, San Jose State University iSchool