Dr. Jeff Tocci on a child's first visit Tocci Dental Associates in Wellesley, MA understands how important your child’s first dental appointment is to the future of their smile. This first appointment is what sets the tone for the rest of their dental care moving forward. We offer a pre-tour to get them acclimated, and we tailor their care to whatever they can handle at their current age. We also offer TVs, games, toys, and headphones to help entertain them and make them feel at home.
If they have a comfortable and calm experience, everything after that will go smoothly. This will go a long way toward preventing any future dental anxiety problems as well.
Let the experts at Tocci Dental Associates make sure your child gets started on the right foot. Call us at 781-304-8172 to set up a time to bring your child into the office.
When Should My Child Start Seeing the Dentist?
The American Dental Association says that a child should see the dentist by the time their first tooth comes in, or at six months old (whichever is first). Talk to Dr. Tocci about when he feels it would be appropriate for you to bring your child in.
What Can I Do to Help Them?
Here are a few things you can do to help your child feel comfortable at the dentist and be successful in taking care of their own smile.
- Brush and Floss Your Teeth Together – This will help them see the proper way to brush and floss their teeth and keep their mouth clean.
- Bring Them to Your Appointments – Show them that the dentist is a priority by bringing them with you to your dental visits.
- Eat a Smile-Friendly Diet – Cut out the sodas, candy bars, and other high-sugar items from your family’s diet.
Get Your Child’s Smile Started Off on the Right Foot
Call our office at 781-304-8172 to schedule your child’s first dental appointment today. You can use our online form to schedule their appointment as well. Our caring, comforting staff and dentist will make sure they have a wonderful first visit!