Free Ways to Learn About Community Helpers: Dentists

December 2, 2020

Jeannette Tuionetoa

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Why are we not surprised when our kids aren’t too excited to learn about dentists? These free ways to learn about community helpers: dentists especially, can help your kids understand just how helpful dentists really are.

Free Ways to Learn About Community Helpers: Dentists


The dentists are not our enemy. Usually, when we see cartoons with dentists in them, it is NOT a good sight.

Let me rewind your mind to the dentist out of Sydney, Australia in a little movie you may have watched called Finding Nemo.

Remember when Nemo was in the tank and needed to escape back into the ocean? In the background was loud drilling noises and screaming kids.

How do we get that idea of a mad dentist out of the minds of our kiddos? It may not be easy, especially during that first dental visit or next annual visit.

Studying community helpers can be a great time to teach your kids all about dentists and what they do. This may be exactly what they need to help their comfort levels when they eventually have to visit one.

The best thing about teaching from home is that it can absolutely not cost a thing.

Check out these FREE ways to learn about community helpers: dentists, in your homeschool.

Grab these freebies and resources to help you teach all about dentists.

D is for Dentist | Making Learning Fun

Dentistry Facts for Kids | Kids.Kiddle

10 Wild and Wacky Facts About Dentistry For Kids | Pediatric Dental Specialists

Going to the Dentist | KidsHealth

Dentists! A Community Helpers Preschool / Kindergarten Series | The Disguised Supermom

FREE Community Helpers Printables

FREE Community Helpers Printables text with image collage of a police officer, mailman, and doctor

10 Fun Facts About Dentistry for Kids | Pediatric Dental Specialists

Dentists: Love to Learn about Community Helpers | Love to Laugh and Learn

Printables About Community Helpers

Printables About Community Helpers text with image of three different kinds of community helpers in their job uniforms

FREE Dentist Printable Packs | Royal Baloo

Orthodontist vs Dentist: The Main Differences | Insight State

Dentist Printable Packs | Royal Baloo

FREE Community Helpers Handwriting Practice

Community Helpers Print Handwriting Practice Free Download text with background illustrated image of a fire station

Head over to the library and check out books about dentists.

The Best Dentist Books For Preschoolers | Craft Play Learn

15 Books About Visiting The Dentist | Rock-A-Bye Parents

Storytime: Dentists | Literary Hoots

Watch videos about dentists and what they do.

Why Do I Have to Go To The Dentist? | Billy Blue Hair

A Child’s Visit to the Dentist Video | Charles E Boyk

Going to the dentist! For kids | See And Do Kids

Visiting the Dentist! | SciShow Kids

Dental Health Videos for Kids | Primary Theme Park

10 Kid Friendly Dental Health Videos | Mrs Wills Kindergarten

Create a dental office dramatic play area.

Dentist Office Dramatic Play Area For Preschoolers |

Dentists Dramatic Play Pack | Pre-K Printable Fun

Visit a local kid-friendly dentist (NOT for an appointment).

Check with your local dentist office. Arrange for a visit on a non-busy day. Getting kids to see the actual office and see them in their element will be a great experience for your kids.

FREE Social Story A Dentist Visit | Puddins the Autism Educator

Successful Dental Visit FREE Printable | Printable Parents

Incorporate these teeth/dental crafts and activities into your dentist lessons.

Popsicle Stick Toothbrushes- Kid Craft | Glued to My Crafts

DIY Tooth Models & Tooth Sensory Play (With Video) | Sugar Spice and Glitter

Mouth & Tooth Arts & Crafts for Kids | The Natural Homeschool

Dental Activities for Kids | Fairy Poppins

15 Exciting Dental Health Activities for Kids | Kindergarten Connection

Good Foods and Bad Foods For Teeth Printable Activity |

15 Activities About Teeth | Teaching Mama

Dental Health Themed Activities and Centers | Pocket of Preschool

Teach your kids about dental health.

Dental Health Printables & Resources for Children’s Dental Health

Dental Health Free Printables & Resources for Children\'s Dental Health Month text with background image of a ceramic tooth holding teeth cleaning tools

Dental Health Mini-Unit: FREEBIE | Teacher’s Lounge

Kids Dental Health Science Unit | A Dab of Glue Will Do

Dental Health FREE | Babbling Abby

My Healthy Teeth! A Dental Health Emergent Reader FREEBIE! | Sweet Sounds of Kindergarten

Dental Health and a FREEBIE! | eberhart’s EXPLORERS

Teeth Brushing Sequence Dental Health FREEBIE No Prep | Teaching Under the Sun

FREE Dental Health Mini-Book | Teaching’s a Hoot by Nicole Johnson

Dental Health Unit (Anchor Charts and Fun Poem) | Teaching with Terhune

5 Fun Ways To Teach Kids About Dental Health | Modern Mom Life

FREE Dental Health Coloring Pages | In All You Do

Dental Health Month Coloring Pages text with image examples of pages over a yellow background.

Healthy Teeth Printable | Sincerely Jean

Printable Tooth Jokes | Confidence Meets Parenting

Dental Themed Coloring Pages | B-Inspired Mama

Dental Unit with FREE Printables | Every Star is Different

Free Toothbrushing Printable for Kids | Carrie Elle

I Brushed My Teeth Punch Cards FREE Printables | She’s Kinda Crafty

Dentists don’t have to be the bad guys. Do some research and find a kid-friendly dentist. Where we lived in Florida, we found an absolutely amazing dentist.

The atmosphere was totally for the kids with games, smart devices, televisions, and Christian music to calm them and us as parents. Dentists truly are community helpers!

Free Ways to Learn About Community Helpers: Dentists

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