Taking children to a dentist regularly will help ensure their smile stays beautiful and healthy. It will also help them understand the importance of oral hygiene between visits and to get excited about seeing the dentist.
Learning dental healthy habits now will benefit them into adulthood, but how can we prepare children for their first visit? Going to the dentist can be scary for children. They may not understand what’s going to happen or why they need to go in the first place.
Here are 3 books about the dentist for kids, that we recommend to help prepare for their first trip. These books will give them in a creative way a bit of context on what to expect and create a moment to solve questions they might have before the visit.
Dentist Trip (Peppa Pig), by Scholastic
This book is great for children who are new to the dentist. George is nervous about going to the dentist for the first time, but Peppa Pig shows him that there is nothing to be scared of. Going to the dentist can be fun!
Let's Meet a Dentist, by Bridget Heos
If you are looking for a book to teach children why going to the dentists is so important, look no further. In Let's Meet a Dentist you will see how Dr. Florez helps people keep their teeth healthy and clean. Kids can learn about x-rays, tools, and sitting in the dentist's chair.
Maisy, Charley, and the Wobbly Tooth: A Maisy First Experience Book, by Lucy Cousins
Part of growing up means losing your baby teeth. Here is a great book to help children understand why they need to see a dentist when they have a loose tooth. In this book, Charlie has a wobbly tooth and needs to see the dentist. His friends go with him because he is worried. He soon learns there is nothing to be worried about.
Taking the time to talk to your kids about their teeth and going to the dentist will help ease any nervousness they may be feeling. Reading these books to them can help prepare them for the big day guided by their favourite characters during story time.
Remember that at Morrin Dental we have a team specialised in children's dentistry that build a relationship with your child to make this a good experience for them.
Contact us for more tips on preparing your little ones for a dental visit or to make an appointment.