One good tooth deserves another, and another, and another. It’s understandable that making and keeping a dental appointment sometimes ends up at the bottom of one’s to-do list. But did you know that missing an appointment or postponing an appointment can lead to further procrastination, which can lead to more and more tooth trouble?
Omit or Commit?
According to a study published in Science Direct patients miss or cancel appointments for varied reasons. According to this research, one out of every four respondents has missed an appointment, and 40% have canceled at least once.
Fret or Forget?
Chewing on the study results a bit more, we discover that the top reason for missing an appointment is plain old forgetfulness. Last-minute scheduling conflicts came next. It was also discovered that those who missed an appointment were far more likely to have canceled on at least one other occasion.
The cancellation of a dental appointment for oral surgery might lead to serious consequences if rescheduling is not done at the same time. One trick to keep you on track is to schedule dual appointments with other family members. With family dentistry, you’ll probably be more likely to keep those appointments, because more people are involved if you have to cancel or reschedule. Of course, adding the event to your mobile device calendar helps.
Spring for Your Dental Appointment Now!
There is no time like the present to get back on track with dental health. At Mukilteo Dental Arts you will find exceptional quality, affordable rates, and compassionate and committed staff. For a basic checkup, cleaning, or even a cosmetic procedure, contact us today to schedule!
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