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April is National Poetry Month

/April is National Poetry Month

National Poetry Month began in 1996 to widen the attention of individuals and the media to the art of poetry, to living poets, to our complex poetic heritage, and to poetry books and journals of wide aesthetic range and concern.

How about some tooth / dental poems? Here is a collection of 17 dental poems and rhymes.


Got My Toothpaste

Got my toothpaste, got my brush,
I won’t hurry, I won’t rush.
Making sure my teeth are clean,
Front and back and in between.
When I brush for quite a while,
I will have a happy smile!

Brush Your Teeth

Brush your teeth,
Brush you teeth,
Give your teeth a treat.
Brush up and down and all around,
To keep them clean and neat!
Brush them once,
Brush them twice,
Brush three times a day.
Brush up and down and all around,
Keep cavities away

Tooth Fairy, Tooth Fairy

tooth fairyTooth Fairy, Tooth Fairy
When will you come?
I’ve finally jiggled
My tooth from my gum.
I’ll put it ‘neath my pillow
When it is night,
I’ll be under the covers, tucked in just right,
One last kiss and hug, then off goes the light.

I Have a Loose Tooth

A wiggly, jiggly loose tooth
I have a loose tooth
A-hanging by a thread
So I pulled my loose tooth
My wiggly, jiggly loose tooth
Put it ‘neath my pillow
and then I went to bed
The fairy took my loose tooth
My wiggly, jiggly loose tooth
and now I have a nickel
and a hole inside my head

Brush Your Teeth
sung to “Row, Row, Row your Boat”

toothpaste and brush

Brush, brush, brush your teeth, at least two times a day.
Cleaning, cleaning, cleaning, cleaning, fighting tooth decay.
Floss, floss, floss your teeth, every single day.
Gently, gently, gently, gently, whisking Plaque away.
Rinse, rinse, rinse y our teeth, every singly day.
Swishing, swishing, swishing, swishing, fighting tooth decay.

My Wobbly Tooth

Once I had a wobbly tooth
That wobbled to and fro,
Every time I ate my toast
I thought the tooth would go.
But then I ate a candy,
A sticky toffee roll,
Now where my wobbly tooth was
There’s nothing but a hole!

Wiggly Tooth

Once I had a little tooth
That wobbled every day;
When I ate and when I talked,
It wiggled every way.

I Wonder About Tooth Fairies

I have a little space in the middle of my face
And in that space, there used to be a tooth.
It was little, it was white, and it just fell out one night.
And a fairy came and took it – that’s the truth!
The fairy left me money when she took my tooth away-
Took it from the pillow it was under.
What do fairies want with teeth they get from underneath
My pillow as I’m sleeping? That, I wonder!

I Lost A Tooth

missing toothOh, I lost a tooth,
Whatever shall I do?
I’m left with a window and my tongue is sticking through.
I laugh and I giggle each time I look at you!
Oh, I lost a tooth
Whatever shall I do?

My Tooth

My tooth fell out and left a space
So big my tongue can touch my face,
And every time I smile I show
The place where something used to grow.
I miss my tooth as you can guess
But now I have to brush one less!

A Gift to Keep

I will put my tooth in a pouch
And on the pillow lay to sleep
In the morn in it I will peep
And find a gift for me to keep.

Out With the Baby

Out with the baby teeth
In with the new
Brush every day
And CHEW, CHEW, CHEW!

The Toothbrush Song
to the tune of “Row,Row, Row Your Boat”

Brush, brush, brush your teeth
Brush them everyday.
We put toothpaste on our brush
To help stop tooth decay.

Floss, floss, floss your teeth.
Floss them every day!
Using the string to clean between
Keeps the plaque away!

Clean, clean, clean your teeth.
Clean them every day!
Your teeth will sparkle for years to come
In the most beautiful way!

Brush, brush, brush your teeth.
Brush them every day!
Happy, healthy teeth you’ll have
If it’s done this way.

Brushing My Teeth

child brushingUp and down and round and round
I brush my teeth to keep them sound;
To keep them sound and clean and white
I brush them morning, noon and night

Keep Them Bright

Your teeth are important – they help you to chew,
They help you to smile and say, “How do you do?”
Be sure to take care of them morning and night
By brushing and flossing, you’ll keep your teeth bright.

My Toothbrush

I have a little toothbrush.
I hold it very tight.
I brush my teeth each morning,
and then again at night.

I go brush, brush, brush
And rinse, rinse, rinse,

And then when they’re all clean
I will blow you a kiss.

My Teeth

Can you see my teeth?
I use them to chew.
I chew things like carrots
so my teeth stay like new.

Can you see my teeth?
I use them to bite.
I bite things like apples
so my teeth will stay white.

Can you see my teeth?
I use them to speak.
I say “t” and “f”
every day of the week.

Can you see my teeth?
I use them to smile.
I brush until my grin
is as wide as a mile!

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