Caregivers and parents play an important role in helping children to not be afraid of the dentist. Books are a fun and easy way to help kids prepare for their next dental appointment.
Children will be able to maintain good oral health throughout their early years and long into adulthood if they learn early on that going to the dentist is an important part of staying healthy.
Here are three wonderful books that you and your child can read together to help get ready for their next visit to the dentist. Each of these books will give your child an idea of what to expect, as well as an opportunity to feel excited about their upcoming dental appointment.
Curious George Visits the Dentist by H. A. Rey
Lovable Curious George bites into a shiny apple made of wax and his tooth begins to hurt. When George shows his wiggly tooth to the man with the yellow hat, he takes George to the dentist. It's George's first dental appointment so naturally he's nervous, but he soon overcomes his fear and learns about better dental hygiene, with a little good-natured mayhem along the way!
Just Going to the Dentist by Mercer Mayer
Little Critter is off to the dentist for a thorough check-up, complete with dental x-rays. When Dr. Ghum insists on filling a cavity, Little Critter is brave. The visit is painless to the reader thanks to Little Critter's delightful way of looking at things.
The Berenstain Bears Visit the Dentist by Stan & Jan Berenstain
Mama, Papa, Brother, and Sister take a trip to the dentist where they’ll all be checked for cavities, have their teeth cleaned, and learn all about the tools the dentist uses to help keep teeth healthy and strong.