Prepare Your Child For The Dentist With These Cartoons, Videos and Books
Looking to prepare your child for their first dental visit? At Lane and Associates Family Dentistry, we’re here to help! There are so many resources available to help ease you and your child’s worries of going to the dentist. Below is a complete list of cartoons, videos, and books that our staff has recommended to help you and your child prepare for your first dental visit at Lane and Associates Family Dentistry.
Cartoons & Videos
These cartoons and videos are a fun way for your kids to learn about proper dental hygiene and how to prepare for their dentist appointment.
One of the first things your child needs to understand about going to the dentist is why it’s so important. The video “Why Do We Brush Our Teeth?” explains the importance of dental hygiene. Children must understand why teeth need to be cleaned in order for a trip to the dentist to make sense. This video can also help make establishing a dental hygiene routine at home and daily brushing easier.
In this video, Papa Shark has a toothache but is afraid to go to the dentist. It’s up to little Finny to show him how to be brave. Telling your child the dentist isn’t scary is easy, but demonstrating it to them may be difficult when you face your own fears of the dentist as an adult. Remember that you are the best example your child has and they’re watching everything you do.
Daniel Tiger visits the dentist for the first time and learns all about the tools, plaque, and how the dentist cleans teeth. At the dentist, Daniel Tiger sings “When we do something new, let’s talk about what we’ll do.” Talking through what will happen at the pediatric dentist will make your child feel more relaxed. He even gets toy tools to use on his stuffed animal to feel more comfortable. This is a method you can use to help your child feel more comfortable before a dental cleaning, too.
In this episode, Peppa and George are busy brushing their teeth. They have to go to the dentist today for a checkup and Peppa really doesn’t want to go, but they explain how important it is to visit the Dentist. She agrees and they head out. This is a great example for children who may be apprehensive about their first dental visit.
Younger children (ages 2 – 3 years old) would love this cartoon! Hello Kitty sings why it is important to brush your teeth in a very bubbly way. This would be a great cartoon to play as you teach your child to brush their teeth as well.
The SciShow Kids do a great job of explaining a dental cleaning step-by-step. This video describes what a dental hygienist is and what they do. It shows photos of each of the tools used to clean teeth and demonstrated how they are used with animated clips. This thorough video should help answer any questions your child may have about visiting the dentist.
Instead of a cartoon, this video is provided by an actual pediatric dentist walking through a dental cleaning step-by-step with a patient. The intent of this video was to help children feel more at ease before going to the dentist by knowing exactly what to expect.
This video is an animation narrated by a tooth who describes what it is like to visit the dentist for the first time. It explains what a dentist is and what they do to make sure your teeth are nice and healthy. A great short video to help describe what happens at the dentist.
This is a video for our kids who are Cocomelon fans. This Little Angel Nursery song talks about how not forgetting rot brush and keeping your teeth clean is important. The song walks you through a dental visit and shows you how the dentists are here to help you with the mouth “boo-boo’s” and make you feel better when your teeth or mouth may hurt.
You and your family can sing along with Elmo and some of his celebrity friends as he sings a song about the importance of brushing your teeth.
These books are great resources to help your child alleviate the fears of going to the dentist. They help them understand that good dental hygiene and regular trips to the dentist will lead to a healthy smile!
- PEPPA PIG: DENTIST TRIP
- DANIEL GOES TO THE DENTIST (DANIEL TIGER’S NEIGHBORHOOD)
- THE BERENSTAIN BEARS VISIT THE DENTIST
- DORA GOES TO THE DENTIST (DORA THE EXPLORER)
- ABC DENTIST: HEALTHY TEETH FROM A TO Z
- JUST GOING TO THE DENTIST (LITTLE CRITTER)
- BRUSH, BRUSH, BRUSH!
- THE TOOTH BOOK (DR. SEUSS)
- THE TOOTH BOOK: A GUIDE TO HEALTHY TEETH AND GUMS
- READY, SET, BRUSH! (SESAME STREET)
- IF YOU DON’T BRUSH YOUR TEETH
At Lane Kids! We’re Here to Help Guide Your Child Towards Great Dental Health
At Lane and Associates Family Dentistry, we are here to help during your child’s smile journey! To learn more about all of our Kids Dentistry services, visit us at www.lanedds.com/lanekids or call us at 877-LANEDDS (526-3337).