Take Care of Your Teeth!: Starring The Helpful Hounds (Paperback)
Join two Basset Hound brothers, Murray and Mikey, as they discuss taking care of their teeth. Murray will help teach Mikey- a hesitant tooth brusher- the importance of taking care of his teeth. Together they will review the importance of teeth and the many ways to take care of your teeth and mouth. Read this book to your child as part of a tell-show-do technique, which is a common teaching technique used by dentists for pediatric patients. For the "tell" portion, you are first educating your child as to what brushing your teeth means and how it happens in an age appropriate fashion. Even if this book may be a little advanced for your child at this time, you can show and describe the pictures to them as you work up to reading it. This is the first step in creating a positive environment of oral health care for both you and your child. This book will assist in creating a strong foundation for your child on proper brushing and flossing of teeth as well as other ways to take care of your teeth. This will not only promote good oral health now but also good oral habits for a lifetime. Dr. Susan Long, a mother and a dentist, wrote and illustrated this book for her daughter to teach her the importance of taking care of her teeth and excite her for brushing her teeth. Murray and Mikey are the Long family dogs from which their likeness was used for the illustrations.