3 Books to Help Prepare Your Child for a Dentist Appointment

Posted Jun 18th, 2019 in Helpful Tips for Parents, Preparing Your Child

3 Books to Help Prepare Your Child for a Dentist Appointment

When it comes to helping children not be afraid of the dentist, parents and caregivers play an important role. A fun and easy way to help kids prepare for their upcoming dental appointment is by enjoying dentist themed story books. Here are 3 suggestions from our Burnaby children's dentists. 


If children learn early on that going to the dentist is an important part of staying healthy they will be able to maintain good oral health throughout their early years and adulthood. 

To help get ready for their next visit to the dentist, here are three terrific books that you and your child can enjoy together. These books will give your child an an opportunity to feel excited about their upcoming dental appointment, and give them an idea of what to expect during the appointment.

Just Going to the Dentist by Mercer Mayer

Little Critter is off to the dentist for a thorough check-up, complete with dental x-rays. When Dr. Ghum insists on filling a cavity, Little Critter is brave. The visit is painless to the reader thanks to Little Critter's delightful way of looking at things.

Curious George Visits the Dentist by H. A. Rey

Lovable 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 George's first dental appointment so naturally he's nervous, but he soon overcomes his fear and learns about better dental hygiene, with a little good-natured mayhem along the way!

The Berenstain Bears Visit the Dentist by Stan & Jan Berenstain

Mama, Papa, Brother, and Sister take a trip to the dentist where they’ll all be checked for cavities, have their teeth cleaned, and learn all about the tools the dentist uses to help keep teeth healthy and strong.

To book an appointment for your child contact our Burnaby children’s dentists today. We look forward to seeing you and your child soon. 

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