Welcome to The Dental Library Review! In this feature, we will be reviewing and highlighting different children’s books we have collected at our office. Our staff have personally used these books with their own children and have had great reception. Today, we will be going over My Tooth is Loose! by Martin Silverman and Amy Aitken.
This book follows Gorgie, a young boy with a loose tooth. Unsure of what to do with this discovery, Georgie consults his friends. They offer him a number of options on removing the tooth, ranging from eating an apple to tying a string around it. He is unsatisfied with their answers and decides to ask his Mom. She assures him that if he leaves the tooth alone, it will come out on its own.
Our office recommends this book because it helps ease concerns about loose teeth and what to do with them. Children can have all types of wild ideas on how to remove loose teeth, some of which can be potentially dangerous. It is best to let the teeth loosen and come out on their own.
My Tooth is Loose! is a Penguin Young Readers level 2 book. As such, it features large pictures, simple sentences and context clues. If you would like to know more about this book or any other books we have at our office, please stop by! We love getting our patients and their children excited about oral health topics!