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5 Books to Read to Your Kids Before Visiting the Dentist

5 Books to Read to Your Kids Before Visiting the Dentist

One of the best ways to feel more comfortable about unfamiliar experiences is to go in prepared! Here’s a list of 5 books that are sure to get your kids ready - and excited - for their next visit to their Surrey children's dentist.

Dr. De Soto | William Steig

Dr. De Soto, the skilled mouse dentist, treats animals of all sorts; little ones in his regular dentist’s chair, and big ones by climbing on a ladder, or even a pulley for the really huge ones! The only animals he and his dental assistant are careful not to treat are the ‘dangerous’ ones: those that eat mice. Read the book to find out what happens when a miserable fox with a toothache shows up at Dr. De Soto’s practice one day!

How Many Teeth? | Paul Showers

This classic has been around for over 30 years. It teaches kids about how many teeth they’ll have during all the different stages of their lives, and about what happens when ‘little’ teeth fall out to make way for ‘big’ teeth. Kids tend to love this one because of the idea that big teeth coming in means they’re growing up; and what kid isn’t eager to be a ‘big’ kid?

The Berenstain Bears Visit the Dentist | Stan Berenstain

Trust the Berenstain Bears to comfort your kids about visiting the dentist! In this book, Brother and Sister Bear visit the dentist; Brother, to have a small cavity filled, and Sister, to have a dangling baby tooth removed. Adorable, familiar illustrations and a great message that visiting the dentist isn’t scary at all!

My Dentist, My Friend | P.K. Halliman

This sweet rhyming story does not discuss any of the potential negatives about visiting the dentist. Instead, it’s a step-by-step guide to what a visit to the dentist will be like. Kids tend to find this book very reassuring; it’s a great book to help them feel more comfortable about future dental visits.

The Tooth Book: A Guide to Healthy Teeth And Gums | Edward Miller

This book is great for kids who are a bit older. With bright, fun illustrations and lots of sound dental advice for taking care of your teeth, it’s both informative and fun. It covers everything from what to do if you have a loose tooth, to what to expect when you visit the dentist.

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