Visiting the dentist can be intimidating, even for adults! But children often struggle even more than adults with new experiences. Did you know that reading books helps your child process their emotions? Characters in books can help to name emotions they don’t understand, model appropriate behavior, and normalize your child’s experience. They can also help take the mystery out of a new experience to help your child prepare themselves for unexpected situations. We’ve found 7 books that will help you start conversations with your child about experiences they might have at their next dental appointment, and how to handle them.