Even though you know that you should be seeing your dentist twice a year for regular cleanings and checkups, it doesn’t always happen like you want it too. With your busy schedule, often times, you forget to make a new appointment and when you do, you need to delay it because something else comes up. The issue is that when you’re missing your dental visits, you could end up with a variety of oral health problems in the future that will cost you additional time and money. Continue reading to learn some tips from your dentist in Dublin about how you can keep up with your appointments in the future.
You know how easy it is to put off making an appointment. You said that you’ll do it tomorrow, and suddenly two years pass and you still don’t have an upcoming dental visit. The best way to keep this from happening is to schedule your next appointment while you’re still in the dental office. There is no reason to wait. You can always move it around later but at least you have it on the calendar.
Visit the Same Time Each Year
Certain times of the year tend to be busier than others. If taking your children to and from school has shown to make attending your own appointments more difficult, maybe it’s best that you make your appointments during the summer when there is less stress. Then you won’t need to visit again until six months later, when it is winter break. Your dentist understands that you have a busy life and will be as flexible as possible to accommodate to your needs.
Put It in Your Calendar
If you never write down when your appointment is, you could easily forget about it and end up back in square one. As soon as you schedule your visit, write it down right away. If you have a physical calendar, write it in big red letters and circle it. If you prefer using your phone, make sure that your notifications are turned on so that you don’t miss it. You could ask the dental staff if they are able to send you email and text reminders. Being reminded a few weeks ahead of time can help you to plan ahead.
You can’t let your busy schedule get in the way of your oral health. By planning ahead of time and accordingly, you’ll be able to better take care of your smile.
About the Author
Dr. Eric Buck earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery from The Ohio State University College of Dentistry and is involved in several professional organizations so he can continue to expand his knowledge and skills in the field. They include the American Dental Association and the Academy of General Dentistry. For more information on preventive dental care or to schedule an appointment, visit his website or call (614) 792-1800.