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By admin on Friday, January 17th, 2014 in Uncategorized | No Comments

When it comes to visiting the dentist’s office, many people find themselves feeling afraid and nervous as they approach their appointment. Though this fear may seem perfectly rational, especially if you had a difficult time at the dentist as a child, it is actually a fear that can easily be overcome.  When it comes down to it, your dentist is here to help you be healthier and more able to live your life to the fullest, so when you go in for your next appointment, here are a few things you should keep in mind:

  1. You are free to ask questions.  One of the main fears that people have about visiting the dentist is that they don’t know what will happen; this is your opportunity to take control and ask questions.  Before the procedure familiarize yourself with what will happen and what to expect, and if something is painful or uncomfortable feel free to tell your dentist so he can help you have a better experience. Though this fear may seem perfectly rational, especially if you had a difficult time at the dentist as a child, it is actually a fear that can easily be overcome.  When it comes down to it, your dentist is here to help you be healthier and more able to live your life to the fullest, so when you go in for your next appointment, here are a few things you should keep in mind:
  2. Your dentist is trying to help you.  This is important to understand, your dentist went to years of dental school and training because he truly wants to help you.  This means that he will be willing to help you make the experience as comfortable as possible and that his goal is to improve your oral health.
  3. Your dentist is a person.  This is also very important to remember—your dentist is a person, so get to know him! Before he starts working on your teeth, ask him questions and get to know him so that you can feel more comfortable with him and the work he does!

As you prepare for your next dental appointment, take some time to face your fear and embrace your smile!