October is National Book Month and you may not know this, but we are a group of voracious readers! Did you know our team does a regular book club? This allows us the opportunity to read the same book and get together for some out of the clinic social time to discuss. As a group of book lovers, we wanted to take this opportunity to share some books you may want to consider reading written by dentists.
October is National Book Month – Must Reads Written by Dentists
The books listed below are not just for those in the dental field but are also incredibly beneficial for the general public. You will notice that many of the titles listed below focus on the link between overall health and oral hygiene, which many of us overlook. Great reads!
“The Dental Diet: The Surprising Link between Your Teeth, Real Food, and Life-Changing Natural Health” by Dr. Steven Lin
Dr. Steven Lin’s groundbreaking book explores the connection between oral health, nutrition, and overall well-being. Lin explains how our dietary choices impact not only our teeth but also our entire body. He provides practical advice on incorporating nutrient-rich foods and avoiding harmful ones to improve oral health and prevent dental issues. This book is a must-read for anyone looking to transform their dental health through diet.
“Tooth Truth: The Surprising Role of Teeth in Our Health” by Dr. Frank J. Jerome
Dr. Jerome explores various aspects of dental health, from dental hygiene to dental materials and their impact on overall health. This book provides insights into making informed decisions about dental care.
“The Holistic Dental Matrix: How Teeth Can Control Your Health & Well-Being” by Dr. Nicholas Meyer
Dr. Nicholas Meyer delves into the holistic approach to dentistry. This thought-provoking book explores the intricate connection between oral health and overall wellness. Dr. Meyer emphasizes the importance of considering the whole body when addressing dental issues. Readers will gain valuable insights into how their dental health can impact their overall quality of life.
“Brush: A Tale of Two Trips to the Dentist” by Dr. David Leonardi
Dr. David Leonardi takes a unique narrative approach to educate both children and adults about the importance of dental hygiene. Through a captivating story, Dr. Leonardi highlights the consequences of neglecting oral care and the rewards of maintaining healthy teeth and gums. This book is an excellent choice for parents looking to teach their children about the significance of dental health in a fun and engaging way.
“Gasp! Airway Health: The Hidden Path to Wellness” by Dr. Michael Gelb and Dr. Howard Hindin
Dr. Michael Gelb and Dr. Howard Hindin shed light on a crucial aspect of oral health that often goes unnoticed: proper breathing. They explore how breathing issues, such as sleep apnea and mouth breathing, can impact dental health and overall wellness. The book offers valuable insights and practical solutions for improving airway health and achieving better dental outcomes.
Books for Children
- “The Berenstain Bears Visit the Dentist” by Stan and Jan Berenstain
- “Just Going to the Dentist” by Mercer Mayer
- “The Tooth Book: A Guide to Healthy Teeth and Gums” by Edward Miller
- “Doctor De Soto” by William Steig
- “The Tooth Fairy Wars” by Kate Coombs
- “Open Wide: Tooth School Inside” by Laurie Keller
- “Clarabella’s Teeth” by An Vrombaut
- “ABC Dentist: Healthy Teeth from A to Z” by Harriet Ziefert
- “The Crocodile and the Dentist” by Taro Gomi
- “Dentist Trip” by Scholastic
Have Additional Book Recommendations?
Our list is definitely not comprehensive, so if you have additional reads you would recommend let us know! Feel free to message us on Facebook or Instagram with your favorite dental reads!