Even though Nick is nearing four and a half he hasn’t yet been to visit the dentist. His doctor isn’t too happy about this fact, but our family dentist doesn’t feel it’s necessary for most kids to come in until they’re four to five years old. Now that it’s about time for visiting the dentist I want to start getting him ready for the visit. He’s practically a pro at doing the doctor thing between well visits, sick visits, and allergist visits. The dentist is a bit different though. Being the language arts major that I am I always turn to books for things like this. I did some research and found 10 great books about visiting the dentist that you can read to your child to help prepare them for their visit.
10 Books About Visiting the Dentist
Sister Bear watches Dr. Bearson fill Brother Bear’s small cavity. Then it’s her turn in the chair to have a dangling baby tooth removed. An entertaining story for preschoolers of a cheerful and informative visit to a dentist.
From Appointments, Bibs, and Cavities through X-rays and how to combat icky Yellow film on teeth, this book takes kids on a reassuring tour of a trip to the dentist’s office. Bright, friendly collage artwork pairs with informative facts on equipment and procedures. This new edition includes an addendum with activities, frequently asked questions, and suggestions for parents and teachers on how to maximize the book’s usefulness.
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!C
Mercer Mayer’s very popular 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 funny, honest way of look at things — including the world of dentistry.
Nickelodeon’s Dora the Explorer gets a checkup from her doctor and dentist! This 2-in-1 storybook featuring two Dora stories is a great read for girls ages 3–7 plus it includes over 50 stickers!
Walter Wolf is like any other four year old. He hates going to the dentist! Except he’s never actually gone before. But he’s heard how scary it is, full of drills aiming for his canines.
Imagine his surprise when his Mommy lets him skip the dentist appointment. But there’s a catch–to protect his teeth, he can’t have any candy! Walter discovers there are far worse things than going to the dentist after all.
Walter Wolf Goes to the Dentist is a light and funny tale that will charm kids aged 3-7 while teaching them there’s nothing to fear about going to the dentist.
Have you ever had a toothache? Or gotten your teeth cleaned? Dr. Florez could help you out! She’s a dentist, and today she has an office full of curious visitors. They try out her dentist’s chair and look at X-rays of teeth. They also learn how she helps patients keep their teeth clean and healthy. Hooray for dentists!
What will happen? Will it hurt? Will you stay with me? Reading Dentist with your child is the perfect opportunity to talk about these questions, and many more! Young children’s lives are full of new experiences and these books help make them less scary. The simple conversational text and lively illustrations are carefully designed to encourage further dialogue between reader and child. Use these books as a starting point to talk to your child and help them to understand and prepare for these events, and to share any worries they may have.
Peppa, George and Mr Dinosaur are going to the dentists. It’s George’s first visit and he’s a teeny bit nervous. Find out how the trip goes in this lovely little adventure.
The Big Bad Wolf has a toothache, but is nervous about going to the dentist! His good friend, Elmo, decides to go with him. With the help of Miss Stella, Elmo shows Big Bad there is nothing to be afraid of!