As a parent or caregiver, you can play an important role in helping your child not be afraid of the dentist. A book is an easy and fun way to help them prepare for their next appointment.
The earlier children learn that going to the dentist is an important part of staying healthy, chances are they will be able to maintain good oral health throughout their early years and into their adult life.
Here are three books you and your little one can read together to help get ready for their next visit. These books will give them an idea of what to expect and an opportunity to feel excited about the experience.
The Berenstain Bears Visit the Dentist by Stan & Jan Berenstain
Mama, Papa, Brother, and Sister take a trip to the dentist where they’ll get checked for cavities, have their teeth cleaned, and learn all about the tools a dentist uses to help keep teeth healthy.
Curious George Visits the Dentist by H. A. Rey
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 his first time, and George is nervous, but he overcomes his fear and learns about better dental hygiene-with a little good-natured mayhem on the side!
Just Going to the Dentist by Mercer Mayer
Little Critter is on his way to the dentist. It's a thorough check-up, complete with dental x-rays. When Dr. Ghum insists on filling a cavity, Little Critter goes through it bravely. The visit is painless to the reader because of Little Critter's way of looking at things - including the world of dentistry.