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Picture Books: A Visit to the Dentist


Berenstain, Stan & Jan. The Berenstain Bears Visit the Dentist J PB PIC B
Sister Bear watches Dr. Bearson fill Brother Bear's small cavity. Then it's her turn in the chair to have a dangling baby tooth removed. (Ages 3-6).

Civardi, Anne. Going to the Dentist J PB PIC C
When Jake and Jessie Judd visit the dentist, he checks their teeth and cleans them, fills Jake’s cavity, and tells them to take care of their teeth by eating healthy foods and brushing their teeth properly. (Ages 2-5).

Cousins, Lucy. Maisy, Charley, and the Wobbly Tooth J PIC COU and J PB PIC C
Maisy the mouse and her animal friends accompany nervous Charley on his first visit to the dentist. (Ages 2-4).

Keller, Laurie. Open Wide: Tooth School Inside J PIC KEL, J PB PIC K, and J CD KEL
Learn all about your teeth and how to care for them from the teeth who are Dr. Flossman’s students in this funny yet informative romp. (Ages 5-8).

Steig, William. Doctor De Soto J PIC STE and J PIC STE CALDECOTT and J CD STE
Dr. De Soto is a mouse who doesn’t treat animals who might eat him, yet he takes pity on a suffering fox, removing a rotten tooth that is causing great pain. But how will he ensure that when the fox returns for his new tooth, he won’t eat Dr. De Soto then? (Ages 5-8).

Ziefert, Harriet. ABC Dentist J PIC ZIE
This friendly, basic introduction to the ABCs of visiting the dentist includes information about the “dental chair” and “hygienist” and defines “plaque” and “x-ray.” (Ages 3-7)


Goulding, Sylvia. Taking Care of Your Teeth J 617.601 GOU
Discusses how to brush your teeth, why flossing is important, what foods are good or bad for your teeth, and a visit to the dentist. (Ages 6-8).

Kemper, Bitsy. Out and About at the Dentist J 617.6 KEM
In this class visit to the dentist, children are introduced to everything from the waiting room to the lab and learn about fluoride, fillings, and x-rays. (Ages 4-8).

Kuklin, Susan. When I See My Dentist… J 617.601 KUK
Featuring clear color photographs that include close-ups of all the tools, a four-year-old girl explains in detail everything that happens at her dental checkup. (Ages 4-8).

Marleau, Eve and Michael Garton. Visit to the Dentist J 617.6 MAR
A very basic introduction to a dental checkup, including some information on how to keep teeth healthy.
(Ages 3-5).

Meister, Cari. Dentists J 617.6 MEI
This photo-illustrated book for early readers tells what dentists do and how they work to keep our teeth healthy.

Miller, Edward. The Tooth Book: A Guide to Healthy Teeth and Gums J 617.6 MIL
This accessible introduction to teeth and dental health includes information on what’s in a tooth and how to clean teeth properly, as well as short sections on dental visits and first aid for dental problems. (Ages 5-8).

Murkoff, Heidi. What to Expect When You Go to the Dentist J PARENT'S CORNER PIC MUR
Helps parents prepare their children for what to expect from a dental check-up, answering questions like“Why do I have to go to the dentist?” “Does a tooth checkup hurt?” and “What’s a cavity?” (Ages 4-7).

Salzmann, Mary Elizabeth. Dentist’s Tools J 617.6 SAL
Basic definitions and clearly labeled photographs explain the tools a dentist uses. (Ages 4-8).