Preparing For Your Child’s First Dental Visit

First Dental Visit of Your Child | Wellesley, MA - Tocci Dental Associates | Dr. Jeff Tocci

If you want some professional suggestions to get ready for your child’s first dental visit, call Tocci Dental Associates at 781-304-8172 to book and speak with one of our friendly team members today.

We treat patients of all ages at our Wellesley, MA dentist office with quality family dentistry and so much more. This way, you won’t have to visit a pediatric dentistry for your small children, a family dentist for your children and teens, and a separate dentist to get the care you and your loved ones need.

We’ll do everything we can to help your kiddo develop a positive association with visiting the dentist and with oral hygiene in general so they’ll develop and maintain a healthy and beautiful smile for years to come. And because your child will continue seeing us as they age, they won’t have to get used to one new dentist after another as they grow!

So you can get your kid’s appointments taken care of before you take them to school, we offer early visits starting at 7:00 a.m. on:

  • Mondays
  • Tuesdays
  • Thursdays
  • Fridays

We also stay late until 7:00 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday if an evening suits you better.

Try These Approaches For Your Child’s First Dental Visit

Do you remember some of the things that you used to be afraid of or at least intimidated by as a kid? As you may know, it can be very useful to keep things like that in mind when it comes to concerns your little ones may be feeling.

Depending on how young your little one is when you bring them to see us for the first time, they will not be able to understand what is happening, so it’s important that we do our best to make them comfortable. To that end, we can provide toys and games for your little one, as well as other comfort options.

But you can also do a lot to help your kiddo feel relaxed before they even arrive at our office.

For starters, don’t surprise them with a dental visit. Tell them about it beforehand and answer any questions that they may have. Talking about it in positive terms and in a happy voice will also help your child feel more at ease about this new experience.

If you want, you can also bring your child in to watch you get a dental cleaning and exam before you bring them in for their own visit. That way, they’ll be able to see that there’s nothing to worry about!

Modeling good oral hygiene habits for your children is also a good idea. Try brushing and flossing your teeth with your kids to show them how it’s done and to encourage these good oral hygiene skills. You can even make these activities fun by playing a favorite song and dancing with your kids as you clean your teeth and gums together.

Get help making your child’s first dental visit a great one by putting your trust in the team at Tocci Dental Associates. Call 781-304-8172, visit our Wellesley, MA dentist office in person, or use our handy online form to book.