Staying home for spring break? Why not take advantage of a little wiggle room in your kids’ schedules and visit your dentist? I know I find it difficult to fit our dental cleaning appointments for our family during the busy school week. I try to make appointments on a Saturday, but that doesn’t always work either since it seems like our weekends fill up fast with various commitments. I think it’s so much easier to go to the dentist on a weekday morning during a break from school. If your family is spending spring break at home, I encourage you to check dental cleanings off of your ever growing to-do list and visit the dentist!
I’m hoping for some nice weather for this spring break. We have been cooped up long enough this winter! I feel like I’ve basically been a hermit since December, just hunkered down at my house dreading any reason to have to go out into the snow other than absolutely essential trips to work, school, or the grocery store. Because of this, I’ve let a few things fall by the wayside. My family needs to have their teeth cleaned and I think spring break will be just the time to visit the dentist. When did you and your family last have their teeth cleaned? Did you know we need to visit the dentist twice per year for a cleaning and checkup? Has it been longer than six months for you?
If you know it’s time for a cleaning but you don’t really feel like “wasting” spring break at the dentist, let me just remind you that a cleaning appointment can take as little as thirty minutes! Just a quick visit and you’ll still have the day to yourself for whatever stay-cation fun activities you may have planned for your family. At your visit, you’ll have any necessary x-rays taken and your teeth will be cleaned by the hygienist. Then the dentist will perform a complete examination and review your x-rays if they were taken. Your kids may need a fluoride treatment, you can ask you hygienist and dentist what they have planned for your child’s care. You’ll also have an oral cancer screening. If your kids are nearing age eight, you and the dentist can discuss their potential orthodontic treatment needs as well. Your dentist will go over a complete treatment plan for you or your children if anyone is in need of further dental treatment.
So as you can see, in that brief appointment a whole lot gets done. You’ll head off for the rest of spring break feeling like you accomplished something by taking care of your family’s dental care needs. You’ll also head out the door with some new toothbrushes and other dental goodies, so that’s always a bonus! Call 1-800-PAINLESS today to schedule your appointments. You’ll be glad you did!
Bright Side Dental is a dental group with locations in Sterling Heights, St. Clair Shores, Livonia, Canton, Southfield, Clarkston, Farmington, and Royal Oak, Michigan. Visit www.BrightSideDental.com.