A new feature for the SmileTown Dentistry Blog, the SmileTown Book Club Series will feature informative, engaging, and comforting books for children about visiting the dentist.
Sugarbug Doug, written and illustrated by dentist Ben Magleby, is all about sugarbugs, who are out to destroy your teeth and ruin your breath! Sugarbugs are bacteria that live in your mouth and feed on the sugars you consume, causing tooth decay and bad breath.
Ben Magleby has written this book to help teach children what causes dental disease, and what they can do to stop it. It discusses how a few simple steps involving dietary choices, oral hygiene habits, and regular dental appointments can all help keep the sugarbugs at bay, and teeth clean and healthy.
This book appeals to kids for a couple of great reasons. It shows them that they have agency over their oral health, and it gives them the information they need to take control of their own dental care. It shows them that with a few simple steps, they can keep their smiles health for life.