Your child’s first visit to our multilingual Garland, TX children’s dentist office marks one of the most important milestones in his life. As adults, we sometimes view dental visits as routine. For our children, however, the first visit may trigger feelings of anxiety. Studies show that children who understand the purpose for dental visits and the basics of oral hygiene will experience less apprehension, and will be less likely to resist when it’s time to sit in the dental chair. Dr. Vi Truong-Mai and the team at Mai Dentistry love a good book, and we have a feeling that your children will love these “friendly dentist” selections.
Smile Wide, Look Inside by Judith Dember-Paige
Smile Wide, Look Inside tells the story of Nicole, a bubbly young girl on her first dental visit. The book, written by a registered dental hygienist, is available in English and Spanish. Parents and children will appreciate the colorful images and simple explanations about the importance of oral hygiene.
Sahir Goes to the Dentist by Chris Petty
Petty’s multilingual tale focuses on Sahir, a young boy who has just lost his very first tooth. Yasmin, his friend, must also visit the dentist to repair a hole in her tooth. We like that Sahir Goes to the Dentist is available in more than a dozen languages, including English, Spanish, Vietnamese, Chinese, and Japanese.
Show Me Your Smile! A Visit to the Dentist by Christine Ricci
For children who can’t get enough of Dora the Explorer, we recommend this fun, bilingual book. While Dora accompanies her mother to the dentist for an exam, she teaches readers about dental x-rays, dental equipment, and what happens if your child need a filling. Show Me Your Smile features English and Spanish terms throughout.
Why Children Love Visiting With Dr. Mai
We know a thing or two about catering to children, so it’s no surprise that we’ve added kid-friendly touches to our office and waiting area. Our clean, colorful play area features toys, games, and educational coloring books. Cuddly pillows and blankets keep your child warm and snug. Our gentle approach puts children to ease, and of course the stickers and post-visit grab bags don’t hurt, either!
Searching for a compassionate children’s dentist in Garland, TX? To schedule an appointment with Dr. Vi Truong-Mai, contact our Garland dentist office at 972-530-0552. We offer dentistry for the whole family, including patients living in Garland, Dallas, Murphy, Wylie, and surrounding cities, and we speak fluent English, Spanish, and Vietnamese. For the latest dental news and healthy living tips, follow Mai Dentistry on Facebook.