Dentist and You

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The Dentist and You is a book for any young child making a trip to the dentist's office. It familiarizes children with many of the dental tools and procedures they are likely to encounter during their visit, allowing them to become more comfortable with dentists and oral hygienists. By showing how specific instruments are used to examine or treat them, why they are used, and how they work, this book helps children develop positive attitudes about their dental appointments.

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Overview

The Dentist and You is a book for any young child making a trip to the dentist's office. It familiarizes children with many of the dental tools and procedures they are likely to encounter during their visit, allowing them to become more comfortable with dentists and oral hygienists. By showing how specific instruments are used to examine or treat them, why they are used, and how they work, this book helps children develop positive attitudes about their dental appointments.

Some of the things examined include: dental lamp, rubber gloves, mirror, X-ray camera, scaler, air hose, saliva ejector, fluoride treatment, syringe, burr, and filling tools.

Because control over their own bodies is very important to young children, their role in the use of each dental tool is emphasized through a special feature called "Your Job." Appearing on each double-page spread, "Your Job" briefly explains what children can do to help with the procedures, providing them with a confident and active role in their own dental care.

The information is presented in a forthright manner. Potential fears associated with dental procedures are also addressed in a comforting and honest way.

"Points for Parents" is a feature that offers advice about discussing the book with children and suggests activities to do together before and after a trip to the dentist to help children become comfortable with the visit and procedures.

The Dentist and You is illustrated with photographs of children visiting various dental offices and contains line drawings. It includes an index.

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Editorial Reviews

Fresno Bee - Nzong Ziong
A new easy-to-read book is out to help parents make their children's next visit to the dentist easier and less fearful.
Resource Links - Nancy Cohen
Parents wanting to prepare their children for their first visit to the dentist will appreciate The Dentist and You.
Nzong Ziong
A new easy-to-read book is out to help parents make their children's next visit to the dentist easier and less fearful.
Fresno Bee
Nancy Cohen
Parents wanting to prepare their children for their first visit to the dentist will appreciate The Dentist and You.
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Children's Literature
A trip to the dentist does not have to be a scary thing. Although many adults still cringe at the thought of a check up, children prove to do very well with dental visits especially when they know beforehand what to expect. Swanson has developed an interesting, informative book explaining what happens at the dentist office. The reader is taken step by step through an average office visit. An introduction to procedures, equipment basic care of teeth and oral hygiene in a simplistic non-threatening way will help to prepare children ahead of time. Questions children might ask are anticipated and answered in sidebars throughout the book, setting up some great discussion starters for parents sharing the book with a child. The illustrations and colorful graphic layout make the book visually appealing and the portrayal of an Asian family in the photos helps to fill a multicultural gap as well. 2002, Annick Press,
— Paulette Jackson <%ISBN%>1550377299
School Library Journal
Gr 2-4-Although it's probably impossible to describe dental visits without at least a little bit of traumatic detail, this title is mostly reassuring in its presentation. Aside from the picture of a young patient about to receive an injection of novocaine, the information and full-color photos are straightforward and nonthreatening. The text addresses fillings, cleanings, tooth sealants, X rays, and impressions, and includes a page of hints for parents to prepare their children for exams. Each spread has tips for children while they are in the chair: "Hold your mouth open"; "Take deep, slow breaths"; "Close your eyes and think about something you really like." Reading this book may allow children to sleep the week before their appointment.- Christine A. Moesch, Buffalo & Erie County Public Library, NY Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781550377286
  • Publisher: Annick Press, Limited
  • Publication date: 3/2/2002
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 660,818
  • Age range: 4 - 7 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.25 (h) x 0.12 (d)

Meet the Author

Diane Swanson is a successful, award-winning writer of non-fiction for children. She is the author of over 40 books for children, including The Doctor and You (2001) and Nibbling on Einstein's Brain: The Good, the Bad and the Bogus in Science (2001). Diane lives in Victoria, B.C.

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Table of Contents

  • Visiting the Dentist
  • Seeing You Best
  • Dressed for the Job
  • One Tooth, Two Teeth
  • Inside Look
  • Clean-up Team
  • Water Control
  • Building Armor
  • Sealing Out Trouble
  • Soothe a Tooth
  • Get Ready
  • Out with the Bad
  • Get Set
  • In with the Good
  • Points for Parents
  • Index

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Preface

Introduction: Visiting the Dentist

Step up to a mirror and SMILE. You're looking at a marvelous set of teeth. They help you chew your meals, speak clearly — even look great.

Every day, you protect your teeth by cleaning them. But like everybody else, you need a little help at least twice a year. That's why you visit dentists regularly: to make sure you're cleaning all your teeth well and to prevent or fix problems.

Visiting dentists means going to offices that have special tools to care for your teeth. The dentists use many of them. Dental hygienists use some, too. The tools that are pictured in this book are common ones. You'll spot a lot of them on your visits — even if the tools don't look exactly like the ones on these pages.

When you see, hear, or feel a dentist's tools, they can seem strange. That's why it's good to read this book with a parent before you visit a dentist. You'll find out how the tools are used and why. You'll discover that most of them won't bother you at all and that a few might — just for a short time. But remember: these tools are there to help you.

You are the person in charge of your teeth, so you are important to their care. In this book, you'll read about some of the jobs you'll have at the dentist's office. Look for them on pages that say "Your Job." Then try them out on your dentist visits.

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Introduction

Introduction: Visiting the Dentist

Step up to a mirror and SMILE. You're looking at a marvelous set of teeth. They help you chew your meals, speak clearly -- even look great.

Every day, you protect your teeth by cleaning them. But like everybody else, you need a little help at least twice a year. That's why you visit dentists regularly: to make sure you're cleaning all your teeth well and to prevent or fix problems.

Visiting dentists means going to offices that have special tools to care for your teeth. The dentists use many of them. Dental hygienists use some, too. The tools that are pictured in this book are common ones. You'll spot a lot of them on your visits -- even if the tools don't look exactly like the ones on these pages.

When you see, hear, or feel a dentist's tools, they can seem strange. That's why it's good to read this book with a parent before you visit a dentist. You'll find out how the tools are used and why. You'll discover that most of them won't bother you at all and that a few might -- just for a short time. But remember: these tools are there to help you.

You are the person in charge of your teeth, so you are important to their care. In this book, you'll read about some of the jobs you'll have at the dentist's office. Look for them on pages that say "Your Job." Then try them out on your dentist visits.

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