7 Children’s Books to Get Kids Excited About the Dentist

A brother and sister smile as they read a children's book about the dentist

It’s common knowledge that oral health is important for children and adults. However, it’s also very important to introduce your child to the basics of good oral health habits at a young age. If you’re looking for good books or information on dentistry for children, then consider the books listed below:

  1. The Berenstain Bears Visit the Dentist by Stan & Jan Berenstain
  2. Did you read The Berenstain Bears as a child? After all, the Berenstain Bears have been around for decades. Over the years, this children’s literature series has covered numerous topics, including going to the dentist. With The Berenstain Bears Visit the Dentist, you’ll introduce your child to what a visit at the dentist’s office might entail. This book also covers how to treat cavities.

  3. Curious George Visits the Dentist by H. A. Rey
  4. Curious George is another classic children’s book character. Over several decades, Curious George’s shenanigans have taught kids about everything from flying a kite to learning the alphabet. His trip to the dentist can teach your child about how dentists treat common oral health issues, such as toothaches. Additionally, Curious George Visits the Dentist can help your child understand why a visit to the dentist’s office is nothing to be afraid of.

  5. ABC Dentist: Healthy Teeth From A to Z by Harriet Ziefert
  6. Is your preschooler in the process of learning the alphabet? Check out ABC Dentist: Healthy Teeth From A to Z. This dual-purpose book provides basic information on common dental terms and procedures while also teaching your child the alphabet.

  7. The Crocodile and the Dentist by Taro Gomi
  8. Although dental anxiety is a common problem for children and adults, going to the dentist is nothing to be afraid of. The Crocodile and the Dentist a helpful book if your child experiences anxiety about going to the dentist. In this book, Crocodile discovers the benefits of overcoming dental anxiety.

  9. What to Expect When You Go to the Dentist by Heidi Murkoff
  10. The better your child is prepared for what they’ll see, hear, and feel, the more likely their trip to the dentist will be a comfortable and positive experience, instead of a scary one. Some oral health books for children offer detailed information on the various tools and procedures in dental offices. What to Expect When You Go to the Dentist will teach your child about many dentistry topics, including why it is important to make regular visits to the dentist.

  11. Just Going to the Dentist by Mercer Mayer
  12. Just Going to the Dentist can help introduce your child to the basics of dental checkups, and even more complex procedures like X-rays and dental fillings. Little Critter is a popular children’s character created by Mercer Mayer in the mid-1970s. In Just Going to the Dentist, Little Critter receives mouth X-rays, a thorough checkup, and a filling after the dentist finds a cavity.

  13. The Tooth Book by Dr. Seuss
  14. Sometimes, it’s best to stick with what is familiar, and nearly everyone is familiar with the Dr. Seuss! In The Tooth Book, Dr. Seuss shares the basics of maintaining healthy teeth in his distinctive rhyming and rhythmic verse.

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