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Books for Before a Dentist Visit

Is it time for your 5- to 8-year-old child's dental checkup? Help ease the worry, or introduce the dentist with these fun stories.
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Doctor De Soto
by William Steig Illustrated by William Steig
Doctor De Soto, the mouse dentist, is very good at his work. He treats small animals in his normal dentist's chair, and bigger animals by climbing on a ladder.
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ABC Dentist
by Harriet Ziefert Illustrated by Liz Murphy

A trip to the dentist's office is easy once you know the ABCs of it. In this book kids will learn important words like "appointment," "cavity," "plaque," and "X-ray." Informative text and lively collage illustrations make this the perfect book to calm any child's fears about the dentist.

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Just Going to the Dentist
by Mercer Mayer Illustrated by Mercer Mayer
When he went to the dentist for the first time, Little Critter learned that it wasn't so bad.
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Going to the Dentist
by Anne Civardi Illustrated by Stephen Cartwright
This series introduces young children, in an amusing and friendly way, to situations they might find themselves in for the first time — such as going to the dentist.
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Never Take a Shark to the Dentist
by Judi Barrett Illustrated by John Nickle

There are many things you should never, ever, ever do. Like sit next to a porcupine on the subway (ouch!). Or hold hands with a lobster (double ouch!). Or take a shark to the dentist (triple ouch!).

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Crocodile and the Dentist
by Taro Gomi Illustrated by Taro Gomi

It is not unusual for someone to be afraid of going to the dentist! In this fun book for young audiences, both the crocodile and the dentist are feeling anxious about seeing each other.

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Zack at the Dentist
by Jonathan London Illustrated by Jack Medoff
If Dr. Potomus were grading, he'd give Zack a D for brushing and an F for flossing! Readers will laugh out loud as they (along with Zack) learn a thing or two about dental hygiene!
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