4 Ways to Make Caring for Your Family’s Dental Health More Routine
Dental Health Planning Made Easy
How often do you think about your dental health? If you’re like most folks, it probably isn’t the first thing that pops into your head when you wake up in the morning.
However, once you build a regular dental health routine, you don’t really have to think about it. As long as the basics of preventative care are a part of your schedule, the likelihood of running into other dental problems or emergencies is low. This includes both at-home habits like brushing and flossing your teeth daily as well as making twice-yearly trips to see your general dentist for preventative care.
To that end, we, the dental professionals at Tomasik Family Dental would like to share with you a few tips. These are all excellent ways to make caring for your family’s dental health more routine and less of a chore.
1. Organize Your Dental Needs
Before you can plan anything, you need to know what you’re dealing with. Sit down and make a list of specialists, doctors, dentists, and other appointments you anticipate needing in the coming year. Be sure to think about each member of your family and what their needs will require.
Start with the typical two dental visits a year and go from there. Do one or more of your children need braces? You’ll have to factor in seeing the orthodontist in that case, as well as frequent appointments for adjustment visits.
2. Schedule Multiple Appointments at Once
Once you have everything laid out in front of you, it’s time to get those appointments on the calendar. Online scheduling makes this easy. Simply head over to our website and request an appointment to set up your dental visits for the year.
Getting this on the calendar reduces the likelihood of you procrastinating or forgetting to do it. This is especially important when you’re juggling the dental needs of several members of your family.
But don’t worry; dental appointments are not set in stone, so you’re not putting yourself in a box if things change closer to the appointment date. If you discover a scheduling conflict as your appointment nears, you can always call and reschedule if necessary.
3. Join the Membership Plan
A great way to put preventative dental care on autopilot is to sign up for the membership plan we offer here at Tomasik Family Dental. For one low yearly payment, you get all your preventative care needs wrapped up in one easy package!
Your membership includes benefits such as two free exams and two free cleanings per year. You also get one set of X-rays a year, plus adults get one free tooth whitening treatment and kids get one free fluoride treatment. You can set up appointments for all those visits at once (with most treatments being done in one visit) and we’ll help you keep track of them.
The best part is that you get all of these things for a low yearly fee, plus a family discount for multiple members of your family. You don’t have to worry about insurance, claims, copays, deductibles, maximums — or anything else. You’ll even get 10% off the most-needed kinds of extra dental treatment. It couldn’t be easier to stay on top of your oral health!
4. Set Reminders on an Electronic Calendar
Technology is helpful in many ways these days. Use it to your advantage and set up electronic reminders about your dental appointments. Of course, your dental office will call you a few days before to confirm, but if you set up your own reminders you’ll have time to plan.
Set up a reminder for a couple of weeks before your appointment to prompt you that it’s coming up. This will help you avoid double-booking yourself. A last-minute reminder a day or two before is also a good idea. Appointments that are outside of our regular routines are often hard to remember.
Dental Health on Autopilot
We get it — life is busy! That’s why it’s so important to make visits to your general dentist a part of your family’s routine. By staying on top of preventative care, you reduce your risk of facing dental emergencies or other problems.
We do our utmost at Tomasik Family Dental to support your dental health — and that goes beyond your visits to our office. We’ll help you set up appointments and remind you about your visit with our friendly family dentist in Bee Cave or Lakeway.
Our membership plan makes it easy and affordable to keep up with your dental care. Your family’s dental health is always our top priority!