February is National Children’s Dental Health Month (NCDHM) and there’s no better time to start your kid on a life path of great oral health. If it’s time for you to book your child’s first dental visit, call Tocci Dental Associates at 781-304-8172 to schedule a visit with our kid-friendly dentist and team.
We treat patients of all ages to high-quality family dentistry services at our Wellesley, MA dentist office, including the littlest smiles in your family. This is just part of our commitment to being your one-stop shop when it comes to getting the dental treatments you and your loved ones need and want. Don’t waste time driving from a pediatric dentist to a cosmetic specialist to other specialists!
Dr. Jeffrey Tocci has been practicing dentistry for over three decades. In that time, he’s helped innumerable patients improve the health and beauty of their smiles. With the assistance of our calming, soothing team, he has also helped countless children develop good oral hygiene skills and a positive association with going to see the dentist.
If you don’t have dental insurance, we don’t want you to put off getting your child the dental care they need. We accept a variety of payment options, including third-party financing through CareCredit.
We also offer some extended hours because we understand how busy and hectic your life is. So you can get the dental appointments taken care of in the morning before work and school, or in the evening afterward, we open our office at 7:00 a.m. four days a week and stay late until 7:00 p.m. every Tuesday through Thursday as well.
Needless to say, we love NCDHM at Tocci Dental Associates. Read on to learn a little more about the history behind this awareness campaign.
Treat Your Kiddo To A Great Dental Visit During NCDHM
If you didn’t already realize, there can be a lot riding on your child’s first dental visit. That’s because it basically sets the stage for the next time your kid will visit. And if your child develops a discomfort or distrust of dentists the first time around, that impression could last for a very long time.
According to the American Dental Association, your kid should see a dentist for the first time when their first tooth comes in or when they reach six months old, whichever comes first. You may be wondering why you should bring your child in so early – to put it simply, we won’t be cleaning your child’s teeth so much as checking for potential issues that may be coming.
But, as mentioned above, the first dental visit is also all about exposing your child to the dentist in a way that is kid-friendly, gentle, and maybe even fun. To give your little one the chance to settle in and meet our team, we can provide a fun tour of our office. We can even show off some of the cool tools we use to make smiles beautiful!
To help your child feel more at home and to entertain them while we examine their mouth, we offer various comfort items, including:
- TVs with movies to watch
- Fun games and toys to play with
- Headphones with music to help entertain and distract them
When you and your kiddo visit us, we will also provide tips on how to get them to start and maintain a good regimen of oral hygiene habits. If your child is of a certain age and is not already, they should be brushing their teeth for two minutes twice a day and flossing at least once a day as well. We can offer suggestions for making these tasks fun!
Any time is a good time to visit Tocci Dental Associates, but if you want to see us during NCDHM, we’ll do our best to go the extra mile. The campaign started in Cleveland in 1941 but has since blossomed into a national awareness month.
You can even get informational packets, cool posters, and fun activity sheets for free from the American Dental Association. They also offer special options that you can purchase if you wish. We’ll do our part to make NCDHM fun and informative, but we also want to empower you and let you know there’s a lot you can do on your own as well!