Books on: Visiting the Dentist & Dental Care

Books about visiting the dentist and dental care. Some titles promote good dental care including brushing teeth, others give information about some of the common procedures carried out in the dentist's surgery. Many acknowledge that some children feel nervous when visiting the dentist and seek to reassure them.

Brush your teeth, Max and Millie
Author: Felicity Brooks
Illustrator: Desideria Guicciardini
How this book may help: An ideal book to encourage a toddler to have a go at brushing their teeth independently.
Millie loves her bath, but is far less keen on letting her daddy brush her teeth afterwards. One... read more

Tags: hygiene, co-operation, teeth

Harry and the Dinosaurs Say 'Rahhh!'
Author: Ian Whybrow
Illustrator: Adrian Reynolds
How this book may help: Introducing children to some typical procedures at the dentist. Encouraging children to look after their teeth.
Harry has a bucket of toy dinosaurs which become life-size when Harry presses his magic button. Mum... read more

Tags: dentist, teeth

Go to the Dentist (Topsy & Tim)
Author: Jean and Gareth Adamson
Illustrator: Belinda Worsley
How this book may help: Gives a positive view of visiting the dentist. This book may also encourage children to clean their teeth properly, and help them to understand the link between eating sugar and tooth decay.
Mummy takes her twins Topsy and Tim for a dental check up at the Health Centre. They bump into... read more

Tags: treatment, teeth, dentist

Maisy, Charley and the Wobbly Tooth
Author: Lucy Cousins
Illustrator: Lucy Cousins
How this book may help: Promoting a positive view of dentists and good dental care. Helping children to understand that it's normal for baby teeth to wobble and fall out.
Charley the crocodile has a wobbly tooth so he goes to the dentist. The dentist is is nice and lets... read more

Tags: dentist, teeth

Dentist (First Time)
Illustrator: Jess Stockham
How this book may help: Shows what to expect at the dentist.
The book shows lots of different children experiencing treatment and interaction with the dentist... read more

Tags: multicultural, losing a tooth, hygiene, dentist, teeth

How Your Body Works (Talking It Through)
Author: Althea
Illustrator: Frances Cony
How this book may help: Inspires a sense of wonder at the human body which may encourage healthy eating and other good habits such as teeth-cleaning and hand-washing.
Simple and entertaining illustrations support a clear and informative account of the workings of... read more

Tags: eating, health, teeth, washing

Dentist Trip (Peppa Pig)
Author: Ladybird
Publisher's summary: "Peppa, George and Mr Dinosaur are going to the dentist. It's George's first visit and he's a teeny..." read more

Tags: dentist, teeth

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