Most people prize their time off work and want to spend it with their family and friends or on vacation.  It’s very rare to hear someone say they want to spend their time away from work at the dentist.  There are three key things you can do to maximize your time off work and use it to relax and have fun.

The first tip is obvious.  Find a dentist who is open when you are not working.  Most dentists now offer early morning, lunch and evening hours to accommodate busy schedules.   Dentistry With TLC has weekly hours available from 8 am until 8 pm.

Second, look for a dentist who provides great technology such as a dental laser, same day porcelain crowns and 3D digital x-rays.  Great technology can save you time and money.  For example, years ago it used to take 3-6 appointments to have a root canal and crown completed.  The entire process could stretch out over months, require multiple dentists and it could be very painful.  Today, with great technology, a root canal and a crown on a back tooth can be completed start-to-finish in less than 2 hours.  Dr. Smith’s patients can leave her office with their permanent porcelain crown the very same day.  This only requires one appointment and most patients report very little tenderness after the procedure.  Technology is what allows today’s best dentists to complete these procedures quickly with predictably successful results.

Third, find a dentist who offers a wide range of services, from cleanings and fillings to implants and braces.  Because Dr. Smith provides all dental work in one location, you are more likely to have your work completed while you are already in the office instead of being sent to another dentist and costing you another day off work.  Dr. Smith’s patients know she will work through lunch, stay late and even come in early when needed to help them maximize their time.