Social stories help prepare children for transitions and experiences. You can modify this one, about going to the dentist, to fit the needs of your child. Have fun with it! Draw illustrations together or google images of children at the dentist's office if you want to add a visual. These stories work well with most children and we recommend reading this one multiple times before the visit to the dentist!
Today, I am going to the dentist.
A dentist is a type of doctor that takes care of teeth.
Mommy will take me to the dentist at 9:00.
I will sit in a special chair and put on something that looks like a bib. This is to keep my shirt dry and clean.
The dentist will ask me to open my mouth wide.I will open my mouth wide so that the dentist can look at my teeth.
The dentist may use some special tools to poke around in my mouth, It will not hurt!
The dentist may use a special toothbrush to clean my teeth. Sometimes this tickles but it will not hurt.
The dentist will finish up and I can close my mouth. Then I can hop down from the chair.
Going to the dentist is fun. Dentists are helpers. They keep our teeth healthy and feeling great!0