When is the Best Time of Year?
Just like any other type of business, dental offices have busy seasons, and we have slow seasons.
Typically, many patients tend to schedule appointments near the end of summer, right before the children get ready to go back to school. The winter months of December, January and February are often busy as families use up their insurance benefits or take advantage of a new policy taking effect. Many parents also tend to schedule appointments while their children are on spring break. This means that you are more likely to have an easier visit in the late spring, early summer, fall, and early winter.
The Best Time of Day for Appointments
You may be wondering what the best time of day to schedule your appointment. If you can, try to schedule your appointment for first thing in the morning. If you can get the very first appointment of the day, this is even better. This way, you do not have to worry about any appointments ahead of you running behind, leaving you waiting in the office past your actual scheduled appointment time. Being the first in the office ensures that you get seen right on time, getting you in and out with little disruption to your daily life.
Another excellent time to schedule an appointment is right after lunch. Much like being the first appointment in the morning, you ensure that get in on time rather than having your appointment pushed back due to others running over. If you can take the time away from work, this can help you to avoid the potentially long wait you might be faced with after work.
When Should I Be Seen?
While the time of year and the time of day you come in can be important factors in ensuring that you have a smooth appointment with little disruption in your busy life, it is essential that you schedule an appointment as soon as possible if:
|•||It has been a while since your last regular dental cleaning and exam. It is important that you be seen every six months. Regular cleanings and exams are important for helping to prevent serious issues from occurring and spotting issues in their earliest stages.
|•||You are experiencing a toothache.
|•||Your gums are sore.
|•||You are experiencing symptoms that are concerning.
|•||You have suffered tooth damage and need to have a restoration.
|•||You are finding it difficult to eat, speak, or even move your mouth.
|•||The appearance of your smile is not what you want it to be, and you want to enhance it.|
If it has been a while since your last dental appointment, it is time to be seen. Call Cooley Smiles at (425) 249-3509 to schedule your appointment today.