Caring for your teeth is a critical part of your overall healthcare plan. Seeing your dentist in Raleigh twice a year is recommended by the American Dental Association, but finding the time to get to the dentist can be a challenge. However, there are times throughout the year that are easier to get an appointment than others.
Most people dislike going to the dentist in Raleigh, so scheduling your appointment during busy times can add to the stress that you experience at your appointment. Dental offices experience heavy patient volumes during spring break when children are out of school and parents are able to take time off of work. August and September during back to school time is another buy window for dental offices. Children and families will be rushing to get back to school dental visits done and get custom mouthguards made for fall sports. November and December see another surge in traffic because many people are trying to get their dental benefits used before they expire.
If you’re looking to have a more relaxed experience in your dentist’s office, try these times to find a less hurried pace. Early summer, especially the month of June, when many people are on vacation is a great time to see your dentist. The week after Thanksgiving and the week between Christmas and New Years is also an excellent time to sit in the dentist’s chair. Late fall, after the back to school and fall sports rush, has died down often finds dental offices quite and ready to devote undivided attention to their patients. If you can schedule your appointment for these times you can expect shorter wait times.
It is also important to note that dental labs which make custom mouthguards, crowns, partials, and other dental apparatuses are also busier when dentists are busier. Waiting a few more weeks to see your dentist could expedite the return of your new crown or bridge if you need a product from the lab. Remember that the holiday season in November and December could see the lab closed for holiday observances.
Seeing your dentist in Raleigh twice a year helps identify potential issues with your teeth and with your overall health. If it’s been more than six months since your last cleaning and screening appointment, call the office of Dr. Katherine Garrett today. Dr. Garrett and her staff use the latest technology to screen each patient for common head and neck cancers, prevent broken or lost fillings and identify major dental issues before they begin to cause you pain.
Schedule your appointment with our office and be sure to ask about our new tooth whitening procedure that can have your teeth looking dramatically whiter in just under an hour. We are a full-service dental office and offer dental services for the entire family as well as cosmetic and restorative dental procedures. Make 2019 the year of the smile! Call Dr. Katherine Garrett today!