Going to the Dentist by Anne CivardiAs the title suggests, this picture book is about going to the dentist. The pages detail what happens when the dentist and staff clean a childs teeth, as well as what happens when they discover a cavity. The only part that is different at our local dentist is that a cavity usually requires a separate visit. Nevertheless, I think this book would be calming for a child to read -- helping them understand the importance of going to a dentist as well as knowing the staff is friendly and concerned about the health of their teeth.
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Just Going to the Dentist by Mercer Mayer - Little Critter - Read Aloud Books for Children
7 Picture Books to Get Kids Ready for the Dentist
As parents, the feeling of watching your child do something for the first time is wonderful. Parenting is full of exciting firsts for you and your child. Their first bath, smile, giggle, food, tooth, steps, word. Each first is monumental. The feeling of pride is shared between parent and child, each embarking on a new journey. But sometimes new experiences and places can cause anxiety for children, like their first dental appointment.
There are quite a few stories available that help guide young kids through what they may experience when they go, from the waiting room to the exam room to a potential hopefully not!
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Going to the dentist can be an unsettling or scary experience for preschoolers and sometimes for adults! Reading books about dentists and their helpful work can create more positive attitudes in preschoolers. These books are perfect for talking about dentists and would be great additions to your home or classroom, especially when you are talking about dental health or community helpers. A Trip to the Dentist by Penny Smith Another story of children visiting the dentist with photographs. A Day in the Life of a Dentist by Heather Adamson A nonfiction book with photographs that follows a dentist through her workday. The amount of text may challenge the attention span of younger preschoolers but just a picture-read of this book is good information.