If you have an appointment scheduled for your child at our San Diego pediatric dentist office, then you may consider a few activities to help your child prepare for the dental appointment. One of the easiest and most effective ways to help your child is by reading children’s books that were written specifically about visiting the dentist. A few recommended books include:
Arthur’s Loose Tooth (Published by I Can Read Books)
Clifford’s Loose Tooth (Published by Bid Red Reader)
The Berenstain Bears Visit the Dentist (Written by Stan and Jan Berenstain)
I Know Why I Brush My Teeth (Published by Sam’s Science)
Going to the Dentist (Published by First Experiences)
These books can be purchased online, or many of them can be found at your local library. There are also other dental books that may be located, and it is a good idea to have a variety of books available so that you can avoid reading the same story over and over again.
You can start reading these books to your child several months before their appointment at our San Diego pediatric dentist office, to help them warm up to the idea of visiting the dentist. Contact the Children’s Dentistry of San Diego, by calling us at (858) 536-1111