It’s that time of year again!
University and college students are away to revel in the fresher’s week celebrations and moan about their fresher’s flu for at least three weeks…
So, you’ve moved out.
Your parents are worried sick and you’re excited at the prospect of complete freedom and new friends. You’ve got everything you need. Armed with new bedding, cutlery, a new laptop, expensive textbooks (that you definitely won’t read) and a secret stash of food for your room, you’re ready to face the academic year head on.
But do you have a dentist?
Young people, especially students, are notoriously bad for missing dental appointments. Without the pressure from our parents to go to the dentist and the grim prospect of having to pay for dental care because you’re now over 18, it’s easy to want to avoid the dentist. That student loan could be better spent at the pub, right?
You might think that you don’t need to register with a new dentist.
After all, you could just attend a dentist appointment when you go home to visit family and friends. But what happens if you have a dental emergency when you’re at university and can’t leave to go home for an appointment?
Ensuring you sign up to a new dentist while you’re studying away from home is really important, the same way it’s important to sign up to a new doctor’s surgery when you move from home. It might seem like quite a boring task, but doing so could save you a lot of hassle in the future.
Going to university is not an excuse to pass up on bi-annual dental check-ups!
Don’t worry, here at Defacto Dentists, we’re able to help you find a dentist in your area and it’s super simple. It only takes a few minutes, too! All you have to do is head over to our website and search the location of your new university city. Then, all you have to do is pick a practice. Take a look through your options, see what treatments are on offer and get to know a little about the practices and their teams. Finally, choose the best one for you.
Have a great time at university.
Whatever you’re off to study this year, the team at Defacto Dentists wish you the best of luck! Work hard and enjoy yourself. And if you’re off to study dentistry, then who knows – you might just see your own practice listed on our website in the not too distant future!