It can be completely natural to get anxiety before a dental appointment, for children and adults alike. Whether it’s a fear of learning you’ll require a dental procedure, or just a general fear of the offices and tools themselves, it’s very common and happens to many people.
If you find that your have dental anxiety before a visit to your dentist, these tips may help you feel a bit more comfortable.
Bring Moral Support
Bringing a friend or family member along for your dental appointments can be a great distraction, and help you to relax throughout your cleaning or procedure. Before your next dental visit, ask if you’re permitted to bring someone with you to help keep you calm.
Help Prevent Dental Problems
Scared of getting a cavity? A proper daily routine is a great preventative measure, and will lesson the possibility of plaque build-up and tooth decay. Keeping up with your daily brushing, flossing, and inspecting your mouth daily will help to make your next dental visit a breeze.
Talk to Your Dentist
You dentist and their team will have some insights about how to make you feel more at ease in the office chair. And letting them know about your dental anxiety is always a good idea, so they can work with you to keep you calm and relaxed.
Find A Dental Office That Works to Make You Comfortable
At Southeast Dental in Markham, making our patients feel completely comfortable is one of our main priorities. We strive to make our offices relaxing for the whole family, and are always available to address and questions or concerns you may have. To book your next appointment, call us at 905-471-2002 or use our online form.
Most Importantly – Know That Some Dental Anxiety Is Completely Normal
There’s nothing to be embarrassed about – most people have experienced some form of dental fear, it’s very common!