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Dental Books for Kids

If you have a a young child, you may find yourself worrying about how they may react to their first dental check-up. Many children have a fear of the dentist; however, there are ways you can help to alleviate their worry. One of the most important things you can do is to emit a sense of calm yourself. If you have a fear of the dentist, then it’s likely your children will pick up on that. Be aware of how you respond to the idea of trips to the dentist’s office yourself, and make sure you aren’t sending negative messages by your behavior or words, even if it is unintentional. Another great way to help kids overcome (or even avoid developing) a fear of the dentist’s office is to prepare them with age-appropriate children’s books on dental topics. There are a number of excellent children’s books available. Here are our recommendations: – Show Me Your Smile: A Visit to the Dentist (A Dora the Explorer book) by Christine Ricci (Author) and Robert Roper (Illustrator) – What to Expect When You Go to the Dentist (What to Expect Kids) by Heidi Murkoff, Laura Rader (Illustrator) – The Berenstain Bears Visit the Dentist by Stan and Jan Berenstain – Just Going to the Dentist: Golden Look-Look Book (Look-Look) by Mercer Mayer (Illustrator) – Going to the Dentist by Anne Civardi

There are also very good books available which cover general dental topics for kids, such as losing a first tooth, good dental hygiene, and the anatomy of the mouth. Our favorites include: – Open Wide: Tooth School Inside! by Laurie Keller – Arthur’s Tooth by Mark Brown – The Tooth Book: A Guide to Healthy Teeth and Gums by Edward Miller – Brush, Brush, Brush! By Alicia Padrón – The Tooth Book (Bright & Early Board Books by Dr. Seuss (Author), Joe Mathieu (Illustrator)


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