Our Top List of Kids Books on Teeth: Just for fun!

Our Top List of Kids books on Teeth: Just for fun!

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The Tooth Fairy Legend: The Touch of Kindness By John Arthur Long, Chet Meyer, illustrated by Nadine Zenobi
The reason behind the Tooth Fairy’s visits to children is revealed! This is an imaginative read along book that dispels the “fear” some children have of a winged fairy visiting their rooms at night to take their teeth.  Ages 4-8

The Tooth Fairy Legend

The Berenstain Bears Visit the Dentist

The Berenstain Bears Visit the Dentist by Stan & Jan Berenstain
Sister Bear watches Dr. Bearson fill Brother Bear’s small cavity. Then it is her turn in the chair.
Ages 3-6
Show Me Your Smile! : A Visit to the Dentist (Dora The Explorer) By Christine Ricci
This book follows Dora and her Mom, as she goes to the dentist to get her teeth cleaned, has x-rays, and learns what the different instruments are for.
Ages 3-6

Show Me Your Smile

Sesame Street Ready, Set, Brush

Sesame Street Ready, Set, Brush: A Pop-Up Board Book By Che Rudko and Tom Brannon
Even monsters need to brush their teeth to keep them healthy and strong. Elmo, Zoe and friends show kids how easy it is to brush their teeth.
Ages 1-3
Doctor De Soto By William Steig
Doctor De Soto is a well-respected mouse dentist who believes in professional service. What will he do when a fox with a toothache shows up for treatment?
Ages 4-8

Doctor De Soto

Never Take a Shark to the Dentist: and Other Things Not to Do

Never Take a Shark to the Dentist: and Other Things Not to Do By Judi Barrett
This is not just about taking sharks to the dentist but, a humorous spin on absurd pairings that should definitely be avoided.
Ages 3-6
Adventures of My Dentist and the Tooth Fairy by Karen Jean Matsko Hood
This is an activity book with word puzzles, mazes, coloring pages and more. It introduces a child to the fundamentals of healthy teeth.
Ages 4-8

Adventures of My Dentist and the Tooth Fairy

Dental Health Versus Dental Insurance

Dental Health Versus Dental Insurance

Why did my dental insurance deny payment?

Many people have dental insurance or an allowance to supplement the cost of dental treatment. Sometimes after treatment the patient will receive an explanation of benefits  from the insurance carrier stating they won’t pay for the procedure.

Upset with with your dental bill?

Now you’re mad at that bleep, bleep dental office.

Did  your dentist do something you didn’t need?

Why didn’t the receptionist known they wouldn’t cover that procedure?

How can you prevent this from happening? Here is an examination of the different groups involved.

What just happened?

Get the facts before the work is completed.

None of the four different entities involved; the patient, the insurance company, the company purchasing the insurance, and the dentist have the same objectives. Each group wants its own goals to be met at the cost of the others.

The company purchasing the policy is looking to spend as little as possible. So they buy a policy that doesn’t cover the newest, best, longest lasting treatments.

The insurance company wants to maximize its profits. They write confusing, continually changing, benefit packages that only cover the cheapest alternative. They don’t allow anyone to see the details of the plan. And, if those hurdles aren’t enough they will employ a “consultant” to deny treatment.

The patient wants the best longest lasting, beautiful, stress-free, painless dental care that doesn’t cost them any out of pocket expenses.

The dentist wants to perform a procedure that saves the most tooth structure, is  long lasting, maintenance free, and aesthetic. The doctor wants to be paid enough to provide a comfortable environment, qualified staff, and make a profit.

How to prevent the surprise bill

Its interesting to note which set of objectives are the closest, the patient and the dentist. That’s one of the reasons they should be choosing the treatment together during a consultation appointment. Not allowing a third party to dictate the cheapest alternative.

Does that mean the patient won’t have to pay something out pocket? No. But that possibility should be discussed before treatment is started.

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