Dental Advice for the Sweet Tooth

Hey! I'm Frankie, and welcome to my dental advice blog. I'm a foodie and I love sweet treats, but I also love my teeth! It can be hard to keep your dental health in top condition when you've got a sweet tooth, but it's not impossible. Over the years, I've learned tons of great advice from friends, family members and dentists, and I'd love to share it with you. My blog is here to give you all the tips and tricks you need to stay free of decay and other tooth problems without giving up all your favourite foods and snacks.

Family Dental Care: Booking Dental Appointments For All The Family

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Families with younger children often miss dental appointments because they either struggled to find the time to book an appointment or, when the day of their appointment arrived, they couldn't make it to the dental surgery on time. If you keep missing important dental appointments, you should take a look at the following tips.

Look for a dental clinic which opens late or on weekends

One major hurdle you may face when booking a dental appointment is finding a clinic which is open for business at a time which is convenient for all the family. While your kids may be finished at school by 4 pm, you make not get out of work until much later, which will make it difficult to find an appointment at a standard dental clinic. By booking an appointment with a dental office which opens on the evenings and weekends, you can ensure that you can find a spot which suits every member of your family.

Book back-to-back appointments 

Once you have found a dental clinic which opens outside of the usual business hours, you should look to book back-to-back appointments, requesting enough slots so that you, your spouse and your children can all be seen in one block of time. This will help to prevent a situation in which you need to wait around for a long time for one person to be seen by the dentist and will also make it easier to coordinate your plans. After all, if everyone is visiting the dental office, you do not need to worry about childcare or other concerns.

Look at a dental appointment as an opportunity rather than an inconvenience

As with so many things in life, the way you approach them can completely change their meaning. If you see waiting around in the dental office as nothing but a waste of time, it will be a waste of time. However, if you cultivate a more positive view, and see the time spent waiting as time to chat with your kids, read a book or to catch up with your emails, a dental appointment will become an opportunity rather than an inconvenience.

Dental appointments play a vital part in maintaining your family's oral health and keeping their teeth and gums healthy. If you would like to book a check-up for all the family, you should contact your local dentist today for further help and assistance.


17 August 2017