Publisher description for Do I have to go to the dentist? : a first look at healthy teeth / Pat Thomas ; illustrated by Lesley Harker.


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A visit to the dentist can be a scary experience for younger children. This good-humored story emphasizes the dentist’s role as a friend and advisor who ensures that boys and girls have healthy teeth and attractive smiles. This is a new title in the appealing “A First Look At. . .” series. These books encourage preschool and early-grades children, to explore their feelings and talk to parents or other trusted elders about things that bother them. Some problems, like visits to the dentist, are passing and minor and can be solved with relative ease. Others, like dealing with allergies, can range from passing annoyances to something more serious. In all cases, children are encouraged to follow parental and medical advice so that they can engage in normal children’s activities. The books feature child-friendly color illustrations on every page. An advice to parents section follows each story.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Dentists.
Teeth -- Care and hygiene.
Mouth -- Care and hygiene.