People lead very busy lives. Increasingly, people work longer hours or have multiple jobs. If you have children, there are school duties such as parent-teacher conferences.
If your children are involved in extra-curricular activities such as sports or clubs, you have to be available to take your children to these events or attend them yourselves to enjoy their successes and stay involved in the interests of your children. This leaves you with very little extra time for other activities such as visiting us, your dentists.
We know that you understand the importance of regular dental visits. They save you money because problems can be detected early. If you have children, we can alert you to problems they may have in the future once their adult teeth come in. These types of preventive visits can help you develop a strategy for expenses that may come in the future.
The biggest problem is finding a way to fit us into your busy lives. If you cannot come in on the weekend, you may have to take off work. As we all know, there is only so much paid time available, if there is any at all. That is the advantage of a family dentist. With a family dentist, the first advantage is that you only have to go to one place to take care of the whole family. The other advantage is that when you find a time when everyone is available, you can schedule your appointments accordingly.
We recommend that you review your work schedules with your children’s schedules. Mark off times when you are all available, including when you think you will be able to take off work, if necessary.
When you determine which days work for you, contact our office. Let us know that you need yourself and your children to be seen on the same day. Give our receptionist the days you have available, and we can match your available days with days where we can block off time for everyone. With this strategy, you can all visit the dentist on one day, leaving you with the time you need to do other things on the days you can all spend together.