For some people, the thought of going to the dentist can induce paralyzing, irrational fears. There are probably a few reasons for this—someone may have had a bad experience in the past, or it could just be the fact that dentists have been portrayed as evil in pop culture. Regardless of the reason, it’s best to combat these kinds of fears as soon as possible. The sooner you get to the dentist, the healthier and happier you’ll be. Here are some ways to cope with your fears.
Listen to Soothing Music Before and/or During Your Cleaning
Bring along your smartphone and listen to some relaxing music while you’re at your appointment. It might be wise to explain your fears to the staff and let them know that you have some anxiety surrounding dental procedures. Sometimes just expressing your fears can alleviate some tension.
Schedule Your Appointment at a Time That’s Good for You
If you know that you have a stressful day—or week—ahead of you at work, then don’t schedule your appointment during that time. Sometimes stress can compound, making you even more vulnerable than you would normally be. Be kind to yourself and try to make an appointment when you know you’ll be more relaxed.
Remember That You Are Being Kind to Your Body
Undiagnosed dental issues can lead to a host of medical problems, so taking care of your teeth and gums is the right thing to do. Feel confident in your decision to take control of your health.
Schedule Your Appointment With Daxon Dentistry
At Daxon Dentistry, we understand that every patient has different needs. If you have fears about visiting the dentist, we can help. Our team is dedicated to providing one-on-one time with you to review your concerns and goals, so we can make the best decisions for your long-term dental health and happiness. If you’d like to learn more about our services, contact us today or request an appointment online.