When Should You See A Dentist During The Winter?
Parents often schedule family dental visits during the winter for many different reasons. First and foremost, it is always a great idea to try and get that first dental appointment of the year in as early as possible. Getting an appointment set up in January or February means it will be even easier to get your two recommended dental appointments in during the calendar year. Every dentist in the country will tell you that you should be seeing the dentist at least twice a year for regular exams, cleanings and checkups. In this article, we will cover a few things to consider when setting up winter dental appointments for yourself and your family members. If you live in the Swampscott area and need to see a dentist please give us a call.
Schedule Dental Appointments Near Winter Break & Summer Break
Since you are supposed to see the dentist twice per year with a six month gap between the appointments, it is really smart to aim for winter and summer breaks. If you have high school students or college students that need to see the dentist, it is easy to use the gaps between semesters for dental visits. These gaps are perfectly positioned to have the six month gap in between them. A quick appointment in January and an appointment in July is a great way to get both appointments out of the way. One piece of advice. For kids coming home from college, we recommend aiming that dental appointment towards the beginning of their winter break. The main reason is that the winter break tends to be shorter than the summer break, and if any follow up appointments are needed for fillings or other dental work you want to have ample time to make those secondary appointments.
When Should You Schedule An Adult Dental Appointment?
Above we talked about how to handle scheduling for students, but as an adult you might not have the winter and summer break that teens and young adults have. For that reason, you might want to aim towards February. There is sometimes a surge of bookings that happen during the holiday breaks for college students and high school students who have a limited break to see their dentist in their hometown. Waiting for that surge to end is a great way to avoid crowds. Scheduling for a less busy time of day like the first appointment in the morning can also make it easier to get in and out of your dental appointments. Almost any dentist will tell you that once one appointment goes long or there is a dental emergency, there are often ripples through the rest of the day. The key to a quick dental appointment is to pick a day in the middle of the week and to go early.
Schedule Dental Appointments in Swampscott
If you live in the North Shore and are looking for a dental office with modern technology, a friendly team, and who can help see you and your family, we would be happy to help. Give us a call, or use the contact us button to get in touch with our team.