It’s Never Too Early To Teach Children About Dental Health! [BLOG]

Greetings, from your friends at Northwest Dental Group!

We have exciting news to share with you today!

Dr. Katie Post, DDS, is launching a new series of children’s books dedicated entirely to their dental health. It’s a fun way to introduce kids to the dentist, as well as good oral hygiene habits so you can start them on the road to a lifetime of healthy smiles.

Today, we want to give you a sneak peek of this great new series and how we hope it will empower your child to feel confident about visiting our Rochester, MN dental office and to be informed about lifelong healthy dental habits.

It’s Never Too Early To Teach Children About Dental Health!

The younger your child is when you introduce oral hygiene at home and take them to the dentist for the first time, the better chance you’ll have of instilling in them ownership of their health and confidence about maintaining dental visits into adulthood.

Dr. Post has always relied on storytelling to help kids understand more about dentistry and their oral health. It’s a very effective way to create positive perceptions of the dentist office and, ultimately, prevent dental anxiety as they grow.

However, Dr. Post always had a tough time finding books geared specifically for kids that painted a more current, relevant picture of what’s it like going to the dentist these days.

Technology has improved dental treatment dramatically in recent years, so it’s been challenging to find kid-friendly literature that reflects these changes.

Thanks to her own creativity and vast experience with young patients, Dr. Post decided to take on the challenge by writing children’s books of her own!

Kids (& Parents!) Can Learn From Dr. Post’s Book Series

We plan to use these books as tools to educate kids, roughly from ages one to six, about keeping their teeth and gums healthy, visiting the dentist office for a variety of reasons, as well as catering some stories to kids with anxiety and special needs.

You’ll also find helpful tips for parents and caregivers throughout the series so you can join the effort to teach kids about the importance of a healthy mouth.

So far, there are three different stories set to publish, each with a new child’s dental adventure!

First, you’ll read about Olivia and her first visit to the dentist office, followed by Ethan’s experience getting a tooth pulled, and William trip to the dentist for a tooth filling.

Each story in Dr. Post’s series is meant to take kids on various dental journeys through the eyes of characters who are a lot like them, even some who have special needs that make their trips to the dentist office especially unique.

Learn More About How To Get Your Copy!

Dr. Post is someone who understands just how critical it is to make the dentist office a fun place for kids to visit. That’s why she’s taken on the challenge of shaping a positive perception of professional dental care in the minds of our smallest patients.

Not only will your child love her new book series, but they will feel safe, comfortable, and confident about visiting Dr. Post and our team in Rochester, MN!

To learn more about how you can get copies of Dr. Post’s children’s books, call Northwest Dental Group today at 507-216-6252! You can also fill out our online form to request an appointment with us.