My Friend Toothy

How to Practice Good Dental Hygiene

Children - Educational
Kindle Edition
Reviewed on 04/02/2022
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Author Biography

As a mom, Stacey knows the challenges of proper dental hygiene all too well. Her own two-year-old daughter struggled with brushing, which resulted in multiple cavities. Stacey was able to turn things around for her daughter when she introduced a plush stuffy she called “Toothy.” It soothed her daughter’s fears and encouraged her to build healthy hygiene habits. Stacey was inspired to write My Friend Toothy in hopes of assisting parents and caregivers who are struggling with kids' anxiety surrounding dental care, and to build a healthier mindset around this topic.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Vincent Dublado for Readers' Favorite

My Friend Toothy: How to Practice Good Dental Hygiene by Stacey Laviolette will get your kids brushing their teeth. Piper is a little girl who needed to see the dentist, who found some spots on her teeth. Piper had not brushed her teeth all week, because she didn’t have time, and brushing often slips her mind. This is where a magic tooth named Toothy appears to her one morning, and teaches Piper to end old bad habits. Toothy guides Piper in developing good oral habits such as the importance of flossing to keep away the sugar bugs that cause decay. Toothy also teaches Piper the proper way of brushing and how to consistently maintain the goals that they have set. Piper’s next visit to the dentist is going to be different.

Teaching your children good dental hygiene and oral care from a young age is important to help prevent tooth decay. My Friend Toothy helps to ease parental frustration about children dodging the basic things that maintain good health. Toothy reminds them about brushing through this good story. Stacey Laviolette makes her story easy to recall by making her words rhyme, providing tooth jokes, fun dental tips, and a tooth tracker record. Kateryna Rohotova’s lovely illustrations occupy whole pages and draw young readers' eyes. This is a superb storybook to teach children the habit of brushing their teeth regularly, and it is easily recommended. It is a story that will help your child achieve a bright and healthy smile.