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Family Book Club: If the Dentist Were an Animal

Updated: Jan 3

If the Dentist Were an Animal

Written by: Rachel Grider, R.D.H.

Illustrated by: Summer Morrison

Do you have a hard time getting your little one to practice good oral hygiene? Or are they a little nervous to go to the dentist? Then this book is a perfect addition to your library. The illustrations are fun and engaging and they will make your child laugh about going to the dentist and realize it isn’t scary at all. There are even some fun activities in the back. This is a book dental offices should give out to new patients in the waiting room to read while they pass the time. Written by a Registered Dental Hygienist who really knows her stuff both with oral care and children.

Here are some questions to get your minds thinking, after you read this book as a family: (as always, adjust questions as needed for the age range in your household):

1. Have you ever been to the dentist?

2. When do you brush your teeth?

3. When do you floss your teeth?

4. Which illustration is your favorite and why?

5. Is there another animal you can think of that would make a good dentist?

6. What fruits and vegetables do you eat to stay healthy?

7. Which activity was your favorite?

8. How many times did you find the frog in the book?

This is a great tool to help teach your child a skill for life. Creating a habit in the morning and night of taking care of your teeth is so important. Remind them that they should only brush and floss the teeth they want to keep. . . which of course should be all of them. The helpful activities in the back will make it even more fun and engaging. Then use the chart to help them (and you) keep track of their progress. Going to the dentist has never been so much fun.

You can purchase this wonderful book here:

If the Dentist Were an Animal

Happy Reading!

Megan Pighetti

Author of Fairy-Tailed Wish – Available on Amazon

It’s more than a book. . . it’s a childhood experience to be treasured for a lifetime.

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