5 Tooth Fairy books to read with your child for National Children’s Dental Health Month

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month. Move over princesses and dinosaurs—Tooth Fairy books are the new stars in town. Why? Parents have a lot to deal with when it comes to teaching kids about the importance of good oral hygiene and the magical being who takes lost baby teeth in exchange for money or trinkets.

We’ve rounded up 5 of our favorite books about the Tooth Fairy to help you out:

The Night Before The Tooth Fairy by Natasha Wing
This illustrated journey through the anxiety that comes with a little one’s first loose tooth is a Tooth Fairy book worth picking up. Based on a poem from Clement C. Moore, this picture book is fun to read to or with young children excited to learn more about what happens to loose teeth.

What Does The Tooth Fairy Do With Our Teeth? by Denise Barry
For kids who still have all their baby teeth intact, the title of this Tooth Fairy book is a serious question. They’ve never met the Tooth Fairy, so they’re unfamiliar with her abilities. The story provides a lovely, watercolor glimpse inside with world of the mysterious—and sometimes mischievous—sprite.

The Tooth Fairy (Peppa Pig) by Scholastic
Peppa Pig is at it again in this Scholastic book about losing her first tooth. Despite frequently playing dentist with her brother George, Peppa Pig is unsure of what to do when her first tooth falls out. Children get to follow along as Peppa Pig goes on a journey they soon will too.

How To Catch the Tooth Fairy by Adam Wallace
What time does the Tooth Fairy start work? How does she get to your house? These questions and more are answered in this cute look at what makes the Tooth Fairy so hard to capture.

Toothville by Swampline Comics
This serialized modern take on Tooth Fairy books offers a more visual treat presented to fans of comics. Readers follow along with Tilda Hillfairy as she works to save Toothville from Earthbound scientist Johann Dipplurger and his special toothpaste. Will she be able to stop Dipplurger in time to save Toothville?

Still feeling magical? Try this DIY Tooth Fairy bottle.

Used with courtesy of Delta Dental of Arizona — working hard to improve oral health by emphasizing preventive care and making dental insurance accessible to a wide variety of employers, groups and individuals.