Book List: 13 books about going to the dentist

13 books about going to the dentist

We all know that looking after our children’s teeth (and our own!) is right at the top of the list of super important parental tasks. We’ve nailed the brushing and we talk about good dental habits, but actually going to the dentist? That can be scary even for parents!

Reading stories about what to expect can help make that first trip to the dentist a whole less scary for everyone. We’ve found 13 fantastic books about going to the dentist that will banish the dental demons and turn your child into the perfect patient.

So, grab a book and make an appointment today (that goes for you too!)

Peppa does it

Peppa Pig - get the kids ready for their first trip to the Dentist.

Peppa Pig: Dentist Trip by Ladybird: If Peppa can do it, then you can too! This is an essential read for any Peppa fans (do non-Peppa fans exist?!) before that first visit.

For first timers

Going to the Dentist - how to get the kids ready for their first trip to the dentist.

Going to the Dentist by Anne Civardi: This book makes going to the dentist all about fun and will help your little one enter and exit the dentist smiling (with perfect teeth of course!)

¡Hola! it’s the dentist

Dora goes to the Dentist - how to get your kids ready for their first trip to the dentist.

Dora Goes To The Dentist by Ellen Rosebrough: Ask the map to take you on an adventure to the dentist with Dora. Dora can have fun and so can you!

What to expect when you’re…

Going to the Dentist - Books to get your kids ready for their first trip to the dentist.

Going to the Dentist by Roderick Hunt & Annemarie Young: Part of a fantastic series created to help teach kids about first time experiences, this one is chock full of facts and fun about visiting the dentist.

Talking about teeth

First Time Dentist - how to get the kids ready for their first trip to the dentist.

First Time Dentist by Jess Stockham: With lovely illustrations, this charming book is a great conversation starter and will help to deal with any concerns before the funny glasses go on in the dentist’s chair!

Chomp!

Does the tiger go to the Dentist? Books to read to your child about going to the dentist.

Does a Tiger go to the Dentist? By Harriet Ziefert: No dentist wants to get up close and personal with a tiger’s teeth, but they certainly want to check out yours! This smart book helps to explain why we go to the dentist and our jungle friends don’t.

3, 2, 1… Lift off!

My First Visit to the Dentist - books about visiting the dentist.

My First Visit to the Dentist by Eve Marleau & Michael Garton: Arun isn’t worried about a trip to the dentist, thanks to his space rocket toothbrush!

Let Sammy help

Sammy the Centipede - books about going to the dentist.

Sammy the Centipede Goes to the Dentist by Maria Luchsinger: Sammy the centipede will take your tot on a technicolour tour of a trip to the dentist. Everyone will be smiling with a full set of pearly whites after this one!

As easy as 1, 2, 3!

ABC Dentist - books to prepare your child for visiting the dentist.

ABC Dentist by Harriet Ziefert: These ABCs will help your wee one to understand all the ins and outs of a visit to the dentist. From the simple stuff like wearing bibs to the slightly more intimidating x-rays, this book is the complete dental directory.

Going to the dentist is easy

Just going to the Dentist - books about going to the dentist for the first time.

Just Going to the Dentist by Mercer Mayer: It’s normal to be a little nervous, but just like Little Critter, your dental debutante will find it’s not so bad after all!

Don’t be scared Melvin

Melvin Goes to the Dentist - books about going to the dentist for the first time.

Melvin goes to the Dentist by Sara Cremeno & Colleen Genest: Written for children with special needs or anxieties, this sweet read takes the uncertainty out of going to the dentist and reassures little ones before they take that big step.

Grin and bear it

The Berenstain Bears Visit the Dentist - books about going to the dentist for the first time.

The Berenstain Bears visit the Dentist by Stan & Jan Berenstain: Brother bear gets a filling and sister bear has a wobbly tooth! There’s a ton of family fun for the Berenstain bears at the dentist.

George is curious about the dentist

Curious George visit the Dentist - books about going to the dentist for the first time.

Curious George Visit the Dentist by Margaret & H.A. Reys: Poor old George bites into an apple made of wax and ends up with a sore tooth – ouch! The man in the yellow hat takes him to the dentist where he learns a lot about looking after his teeth. Served with a side of George-style mayhem of course!