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Pediatric Picks: Top Children’s Books to Reduce Dental Anxiety

January 12, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — adampreece @ 8:55 pm
Child reading a dental anxiety book with her mother

Is your child feeling anxious about visiting the dentist? Dental anxiety is common among children, but there are ways to help alleviate their fears and make dental visits a positive experience. One of the best ways to help them cope with their anxious feeling is through the power of reading! Here are some of the best books that can help you explain dentistry to your child.

1. The Berenstain Bears Visit the Dentist by Stan and Jan Berenstain

This classic children’s book  follows Brother and Sister Bear as they visit the dentist for the first time. Through engaging storytelling and colorful illustrations, the book helps children understand the importance of dental care. It introduces them to the dental office and explains some common treatments in a fun and reassuring way.

2. ABC Dentist: Healthy Teeth from A to Z by Harriet Ziefert

This book takes children on a journey through the alphabet, teaching them all about dental care and oral hygiene! Its big, simple text and easy-to-follow pictures are a great introduction to dental health for tiny tots.

3. Brush, Brush, Brush! by Alicia Padron

“Brush, Brush, Brush!” is an interactive book that teaches a cute song that can be sung before brushing (or you can sing it while helping them.) Many parents profess the book’s magical ability to calm their toddlers while trying to perform their oral hygiene routine.

4. The Tooth Book by Dr. Seuss

No children’s reading list would be complete without a visit from Dr. Seuss. In The Tooth Book, your child will learn all about their teeth, what they’re for, and how to clean them. The silly rhymes and iconic illustrations by Joe Mathieu will keep them entertained as they learn.

By introducing your child to these engaging and educational books, you can help them feel more comfortable and confident about visiting the dentist. Reading together can also provide an opportunity to discuss any fears your child may have, paving the way for great dental experiences for life. So grab a book, snuggle up with your little one, and embark on a dental adventure together!

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