SUGAR LAND, Texas– In conjunction with National Read Across America Day, Sweetpea Pediatric Dentistry released a list of favorite children’s books to help kids overcome their fear of the dentists.
“Dental anxiety is all too common in our younger friends,” said Dr. Nasha Hunter of Sweetpea pediatric dentistry. “Many of these children come from homes where the parents suffer the same anxiety and may pass it on without realizing it. We suggest the best way to help a child be prepared for their visit is by reading a book about their favorite character and a trip to the dentist. This experience will help ease their mind, help them know what to expect, and has the added bonus of snuggle time with mom or dad.”
Read Across America Day is celebrated annually on March 2-the birthdate of Dr. Seuss, and is a nationwide initiative to get children excited about reading. The book list released by Sweetpea also contains popular titles from the famous tongue twisting author. Some of the books recommended by Sugar Land pediatric dentists include:
- The Berenstain Bears Visit the Dentist
- The Crocodile and the Dentist
- Show Me Your Smile: A Visit to the Dentist (Dora the Explorer)
- What to Expect When You go to the Dentist
- Just Going to the Dentist
- Look! My Tooth is Loose!
- The Tooth Book
- The Magic School Bus and the Missing Tooth
- Maisy, Charley & the Wobbly Tooth
- Elmo Visits the Dentist
- ABC Dentist: Healthy Teeth from A-Z
- Sid the Science Kid: A Cavity is a Hole in Your Tooth
- Clifford’s Loose Tooth
- Curious George Goes to the Dentist
- Brush Your Teeth, Please
For the best pediatric dentist visit for your child, preparation is key according to Sugar Land pediatric dentists. “Whether you read one of the stories listed above (or another one of your favorites), role play with the child, or bring them in for a tour of the dental office, talking to your child in a positive manner and preparing them for what to expect will help their first visit go smoother,” explains Dr. Hunter.
About Sweetpea Smiles: Sweetpea is dedicated to providing high quality oral health care to infants, toddlers and teens from board certified pediatric dentists in Sugar Land, Texas. The office strives to make each patient comfortable and provides amenities that include toys, books, video games and flat screen televisions above treatment chairs. Their staff is trained to provide treatment to all children, regardless of ability, and maintains the highest standards of excellence during all treatment procedures.