3 Tips for Making and Keeping Dental Appointments

how to make and keep dental appointments

Follow these three simple tips to help make and keep your dental appointments.

Just like your car needs regular checks and tune-ups, your teeth require their own kind of maintenance! Cavities and tooth decay can develop, plaque can accumulate, and chronic bad breath can become a problem. These complications often arise when people skip their regular dental appointments. Dentists recommend getting your teeth examined and cleaned twice a year, but we know that scheduling those appointments in a timely manner and making time for them can be challenging. By following these three simple tips, you can be sure never to miss another dental appointment. 

Schedule Your Next Appointment At Your Exam 

Scheduling a dental appointment can be an easy item to let fall off of your to-do list. You may not even remember your last appointment and therefore, when you should make your new one! Months can go by in an instant, and before you know it, you’re overdue for an appointment. You can avoid this by scheduling your next checkup at the end of your current exam. You can always reschedule if something changes, but this saves you from having to call to schedule an appointment. 

Set Calendar Reminders

Even if you schedule your dental appointment in advance, it can be easy to forget your appointment in those six months. So, when you record your next appointment on your calendar, you should also schedule a reminder two-to-three weeks before that date. This will remind you to set your schedule around that appointment and reschedule anything that needs it. 

Choose a Time of Year for Your Dental Appointments

Making dental appointments a regular part of your yearly calendar will help you remember that you are due for a checkup, even if you forgot to add calendar reminders. Back-to-school season and the winter holidays are busy times, so try to schedule your appointments outside of those windows. Scheduling your regular dental appointments for transitional times like the beginning of summer break, or the start of the year can help you remember that it is time for a checkup. 

By scheduling a dental appointment twice a year, you can avoid further appointments required to address more severe problems that can develop over missed appointments. 

Keep Your Smile Healthy with Affinity

While these tips can help with some tooth and gum sensitivity issues, we know the best way of correcting the problem is to visit your dentist regularly. Affinity Dental, located in Catonsville, MD, has six dentists and provides a variety of services from pediatric dentistry to orthodontics. Affinity Dental is capable of meeting all your needs. With 170 combined years of treating a variety of dental needs, Affinity is committed to providing quality dental care. To get your teeth back into good health and make your smile bright, call us at 410-719-7900 or contact us online. For other useful tips on dental care follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

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