Our Favorite Children’s Dental Books!

At Holly Tree Pediatric Dentistry, we recognize the profound impact of captivating storytelling. Books are magical tools that can transform nervousness into excitement, especially for young ones encountering new experiences like a visit to the children’s dentist. Our goal is not just to provide exceptional dental care but to also instill a lifelong enthusiasm for oral health in our young patients. One of the most effective ways to achieve this is through the enchanting world of children’s literature. Here, we share some top picks for dental-themed children’s books that seamlessly blend education with entertainment.


The Tooth Book by Edward Miller

The Tooth Book by Edward Miller is an engaging and educational children’s book designed to teach young readers about the importance of dental care and oral hygiene. Through vibrant illustrations and engaging text, children embark on an enlightening journey through the whimsical world of dental care. The book explores the structure of teeth, the different types of teeth, and their functions as well as underscores the importance of dental hygiene practices such as brushing, flossing, and regular visits to the dentist. By making oral care relatable and enjoyable, “The Tooth Book” serves as a terrific resource for parents and educators seeking to instill healthy dental habits in children from an early age.

The Tooth Book (A Guide to Healthy Teeth and Gums)




Sugarbug Doug: All About Cavities, Plaque, and Teeth by Dr. Ben Magleby

In this imaginative tale, children are introduced to Sugarbug Doug and his mischievous friends who aspire to wreak havoc on teeth. The story serves as a creative metaphor for the dangers of plaque and cavities, teaching kids the significance of regular dental care and making healthy food choices to combat these ‘sugarbugs.’ Dr. Ben Magleby’s approach is not only informative but also interactive, offering access to complimentary materials and a website for further exploration into defeating Sugarbug Doug and his gang, making dental care an engaging adventure for children.

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Melvin the Magnificent Molar by Julia Cook and Laura Jana, MD

Julia Cook and Laura Jana, MD, bring us the story of Melvin, a molar with a mission to promote dental health. Through Melvin’s journey, children discover the importance of regular brushing and dental check-ups.  Melvin and his tooth friends’ journey teaches children the consequences of neglecting oral hygiene, in a way that’s both fun and memorable. This captivating story not only educates but also motivates children to take proactive steps towards achieving and maintaining a healthy smile.

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Remember, introducing your child to the concept of dental health through captivating stories can make their next visit to the dentist a much more pleasant and exciting experience. These selections are especially dear to us at Holly Tree Pediatric Dentistry because they align with our mission of nurturing a positive attitude towards dental care from an early age. Each book, with its unique approach to storytelling and education, helps parents and caregivers looking to ease their children’s apprehension about dental visits and instill good oral hygiene practices.


We encourage you to check out each of these books and let us know how well your child liked them! Happy reading!