Book Recommendations

The Whole Tooth
Martin T. Nweeia, D.D.S.
For those of you holding back on asking your dentist a question, this just might be a more enjoyable way to get the answer. Hundreds of your questions over the years have been selected and organized by subject area and addressed in plain language.

Here you will find information on teeth and their immediate surroundings presented in an entertaining way. Imagine the words entertainment and dentistry in the same sentence. And yet it is a world of science every bit as fascinating as any other, it just needs a better story teller.
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Show Me Your Smile! A Visit to the Dentist
Dora the Explorer
Join Dora as she goes exploring for the first time! - Level One expands the vocabulary and uses longer sentences for kids who are just starting to read. Some Level One books also employ rebuses or picture icons.
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Maisy, Charley and the Wobbly Tooth
Lucy Cousins
Maisy's friend Charley has a wobbly tooth! He's going to the dentist for the first time, and he’s a little nervous. Luckily, Maisy, Tallulah, Eddie, and Cyril are happy to accompany their toothy friend to the dentist’s office, where they make some fun discoveries: a twirly chair that goes up and down, a special cup to spit in, and a proper tooth-brushing demonstration. Charley gets an x-ray, a smiley button, and a book to take home, but what will happen with his wobbly tooth?
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Behold, No Cavities!
SpongeBob Squarepants
SpongeBob can't wait for his six-month checkup at the dentist! That morning he discovers that not only has Patrick never gone to the dentist, but he's never even brushed his teeth! SpongeBob calls his dentist and gets Patrick an appointment that same day. SpongeBob is expecting another cavity-free check-up and getting his name put up on the No Cavi-Tree again when he learns some horrifying news! Will Patrick's name replace SpongeBob's name on the No Cavi-Tree? Will SpongeBob ever be cavity-free again?
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Just Going to the Dentist
Mercer Mayer
Mercer Mayer's very popular Little Critter is on his way to the dentist. It's a thorough check-up, complete with dental x-rays. When Dr. Ghum insists on filling a cavity, Little Critter goes through it bravely. The visit is painless to the reader because of Little Critter's funny, honest way of look at things -- including the world of dentistry.
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The Berenstain Bears Visit the Dentist
Stan Berenstain
Join Mama, Papa, Brother, and Sister for a trip to the dentist where they’ll get checked for cavities, have their teeth cleaned, and learn all about the tools a dentist uses to help keep teeth healthy. Also, this book includes more than 50 bonus stickers!
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What to Expect When You Go to the Dentist
Heidi Murkoff
With the help of Angus, the lovable Answer Dog, best-selling author Heidi Murkoff extends a hand to children and parents as they tackle life's first experiences together.

When you were growing up, chances are visiting the dentist wasn't your favorite thing to do. Luckily for your child there have been many changes around the dentist's office since your first visit -- changes that have made "opening up wide" a lot less scary and a lot more fun. We're here to explain who dentists are, what they do, why they use all those funny tools, and why regular visits to them can mean a healthier smile, so that your child can sit back, relax, and enjoy the checkup.
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ABC Dentist
Harriet Ziefert
The book offers 26 letter-specific entries that add up to a well-rounded idea of what kids will experience when they go to the dentist. Includes facts and explanations on equipment, procedures, typical tooth and gum conditions, dental staff, dental hygiene, and feelings and apprehensions. The book includes bright, friendly collage artwork and an addendum with activities, Q&A, and suggestions for parents and teachers on how to maximize the book's use and impact on kids has been created for this edition.

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Growing Up Cavity Free: A Parent’s Guide to Prevention
Stephen J. Moss
The best ways to handle teething, effective brushing techniques, when and how to decide about braces for adolescents, and dealing with wisdom teeth.
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