My Loose Tooth

I had a loose tooth, a wiggly, 

jiggly loose tooth.

I had a loose tooth, 

hanging by a thread.

So I pulled my loose tooth, 

this wiggly, jiggly loose tooth.

And put it 'neath the pillow 

when I went up to bed.

The fairies took my loose tooth, 

my wiggly,  jiggly loose tooth.

So now I have a nickel and a hole in my head.

            By: Ruth Kanarek

Flossing Grandpa Style

When Grandpa starts to floss his tooth,
We set the bleachers up.
He takes his false teeth from his mouth
And drops them in a cup.

In the mirror we see him grin
As he looks upon the prize.
His one remaining tooth smiles back
As pride lights up his eyes.

He measures out a piece of floss,
About four feet or more.
And as he turns to face himself
It drags across the floor.

So carefully he lifts the hand
That holds the captured end.
Like chalk across the blackboard,
We hear his elbow bend.

With one end held against that tooth,
The other end is found.
Then grandpa—at a snail-like pace
Begins the wrap around.

When wrapped he does a little hop
And twirls a dainty spin
We see the tooth begin to shine
As he flosses it again.

So then we all stand up to cheer,
He shyly takes his bow.
And says, "I'm glad for your applause,
Please listen to me now,

"My tooth is an example
That yours might well be lost,
Unless you brush them everyday
And make sure they all are flossed."

—Grandpa Tucker
Copyright ©2000 by Bob Tucker


This Tooth

I jiggled it

jaggled it

jerked it.

I pushed

and pulled

and poked it.

But --

As soon as I stopped,

and left it alone

this tooth came out

on its very own!


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!

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!

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!