If your child is at college, you may feel proud of them because they are now out there living their own independent lives. This autonomy is great, but you still need to ensure that they are keeping up with their dental appointments. The holidays are the best time for you to get them booked for an appointment. If you missed this holiday season, booking them in during the next holiday season is always a good move.
Keep reading to learn more about why booking a dental appointment for your college student during the holidays is helpful.
During the holidays, many people choose to go on vacation, or they go and visit relatives. After all, it’s the best time for you to plan something because all of your kids will be out of school. If you want to book your child a dentist appointment, you should know that there is usually way more availability. If you have a college student who always likes to be out of the house, allowing them to decide when they are free for an appointment is a good way to encourage their independence while ensuring their dental needs are met.
No Need to Miss School
Many students who attend college don’t want to miss essential lectures. Sometimes missing one afternoon can make it very difficult for them to catch up on class the next day or week. This time away from school can increase depending on how far home is from college. If you want them to avoid this, consider booking their appointments during the holidays. If you can do this in advance, you won’t have to worry about missing an appointment.
Flexibility for After-Care
Missing an hour of college for an appointment might not seem like a big deal, but this time can increase if your child needs to have any work done beyond the initial appointment. Your child may have to spend a few days at home, and they may also need someone to take care of them if extensive work is required.
These extra needs can make the situation more stressful for everyone. If you can book your child for a dentist appointment when they are home from college for the holidays, you all can have less stress. You can also make it so their next six-month check-up falls during the holidays again so that you know your child will always be able to attend. It makes it easier for them to maintain a good standard of oral hygiene while continuing their education.
Flexible and Extended Holiday Time Available for Your Family’s Dental Appointments
Everyone has a lot going on in their lives with little time leftover for chores like dental appointments. The time crunch can be even more serious for college students, especially those who live far away from home. Here at Signature Smiles Dental, we understand you have a busy schedule and many appointments filling your schedule. To adapt to your busy schedule, we have extended hours at both our locations to help your family get the dental care they need. Give us a call today to schedule your next appointment.