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Visiting the Dentist

Doing something, such as visiting the dentist, for the first time can be a bit strange and worrying.  Sharing books about other people visiting the dentist can be comforting and can help prepare a child for what might happen during their visit.

 

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At the Dentist / Going to the Dentist – Roderick Hunt & Annemarie Young

This ‘first reader’ gives has lots of information about dental health in a story format.
Age: 4+

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Freddie Visits the Dentist – Nicola Smee

A simple introduction to both the dentist and tooth care. A warm gentle story covering a potentially scary occasion in an unthreatening way.
Age: 3+

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Going to the Dentist – Sally Hewitt

A reassuring account of a child’s visit to the dentist with good photographs and clear text.
Age: 2+

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Going to the Dentist – Vivian French

When Dad gets toothache Mum decides it’s time everyone went to the dentist for a check-up.
Age: 3+

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Maisy, Charley and the Wobbly Tooth – Lucy Cousins

Charley has a wobbly tooth and goes for a reassuring visit to the dentist. Positive message in the simplest of forms.
Age: 3+

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Molly at the Dentist – Angie Sage

Bold, bright and appealing pictures. Very simple text and storyline. Reassuring story that visiting the dentist is good and that brushing teeth is fun.
Age: 2+

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Open Wide – Tom Barber

A dentist tells stories about some of his more unusual patients while treating a nervous boy.
Age: 4+

 

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