Tips & Tricks: Overcoming Your Fear of the Dentist

Does the thought of going to the dentist make you feel uneasy? Do you avoid the dentist at all costs until you are in pain? Some people fear the tools, while others do not like having their personal space invaded. Whatever your obstacle is, we are here to help you overcome it so that you can get the care that you deserve and needHere are a few tips to get you through your appointments.

1.       TALK TO US. We are here to make your appointments as comfortable as possible. We want to know about your concerns so that we can talk things through with you. We never want anyone to be fearful of any procedure. You are in great hands!

2.       LISTEN TO MUSIC. Do the sounds of the tools and suction bother you? Bring some headphones and relax to your favorite tunes! We don’t mind, as long as it is low enough that you can still communicate with us.

3.       HOLD SOMETHING.  Kids may be comforted by their favorite stuffed animal. For adults, a good stress ball may do the trick!

4.       FOCUS ON BREATHING. Remember to breathe normally! When we are fearful, we tend to hold our breath. It is important to focus on your breathing so that you do not upset yourself or further increase any negative feelings you may have.

 

Don’t let dental anxiety keep you from a healthy smile. Not getting the preventative care you need could cost you in the long run with even more extensive dental work. Talk to us about any concerns you have. Remember- you are in great hands! We will take great care of you.

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