5 Great Books to Read Before Visiting the Dentist

Posted Oct 7th, 2015 in Helpful Tips for Parents, Preparing Your Child

5 Great Books to Read Before Visiting the Dentist

There's nothing like being prepared when it comes to feeling more comfortable about unfamiliar experiences! Here’s a list of 5 books that are sure to get your kids ready - and excited - for their next visit to their Langley children's dentist.


Dr. De Soto | William Steig

Dr. De Soto, is a skilled mouse dentist who treats animals of all sorts: small ones in his dentist’s chair, larger ones by climbing on a ladder, and for the really huge ones, a pulley! The only animals Dr. De Soto and his dental assistant do not to treat are the ‘dangerous’ ones: animals that eat mice. Pick up the book to find out what happens when a miserable fox with a toothache arrives at Dr. De Soto’s practice one day!

How Many Teeth? | Paul Showers

This classic book has been around for more than 30 years. It teaches kids how many teeth they’ll have during all the various stages of their lives, and about what happens when primary teeth fall out to make way for ‘big’ teeth. Kids love this book because of the idea that big teeth coming in means they’re growing up into ‘big’ kids!

The Berenstain Bears Visit the Dentist | Stan Berenstain

Let the Berenstain Bears comfort your kids about visiting the dentist! In this book, Brother and Sister Bear visit the dentist; Sister, to have a dangling baby tooth removed, and Brother, to have a small cavity filled. Sweet, familiar illustrations and a wonderful message that visiting the dentist isn’t too bad all!

My Dentist, My Friend | P.K. Halliman

This rhyming story does not cover any of the potential down sides to visiting the dentist. Rather, it’s guides kids step-by-step through what a visit to the dentist is like. A very reassuring read, this a great book to help kids feel more comfortable about dental visits.

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

This book is great for slightly older kids. With fun, bright illustrations and plenty of great dental advice for caring for your teeth, it’s both fun and informative. It discusses everything from what you should do if you have a loose tooth, to what to expect when going to the dentist.

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