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3 Ways to Overcome Dental Anxiety

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Easing Your Fears About Going to the Dentist

Going to the dentist may not be your favorite activity — but it is essential to your health. We understand that many patients have a fear of going to the dentist, and we’re here to help ease your worries while providing you with exceptional dental care.

Here are three ways you can make your dental visits easier:

1. Communicate With Your Dentist

It’s important to communicate your reservations about your appointment with your dentist and hygienists. Knowing your concerns helps them put you at ease. Often, patients experience dental anxiety due to a past negative experience at another office or not knowing what’s happening during their visit.

Be sure to ask as many questions as you want, and give your doctor the most information about your medical history and experiences possible. Communicating with your dentist is one of the best ways to improve your uneasy feelings.

2. Try a Distraction

Patients report the actual procedures being done to be the cause of their anxiety — such as cleanings or filling cavities. At ProHEALTH Dental, we aim to make you as comfortable as possible during your visits. You may want to bring something additional to your appointment. Listening to music or your favorite TV show during your visit may help distract your mind and allow you to relax.

3. Improve Your Dental Hygiene Routine

Many of the procedures we complete in the office occur due to poor dental hygiene. You can avoid having issues with your teeth that have to be resolved by your dentist by keeping up with a healthy dental routine at home! This includes:

  1. Brushing 2-3x per day.
  2. Flossing once daily.
  3. Drinking plenty of water.
  4. Avoid foods that harm your teeth.
  5. Eating a healthy and nutritious diet.
  6. Visiting the dentist if you experience pain or discomfort.
  7. Scheduling regular dental cleanings.

Caring For Your Dental Health at ProHEALTH Dental

Though you may have reservations about going to the dentist, it’s still important to make regular appointments for checkups and cleanings. If you are experiencing anxiety, speak to your ProHEALTH Dental dentist at your next appointment.

ProHEALTH Dental’s mission is to provide services and education to patients regarding the critical importance of proper oral health care and its impact on systemic health. Book your dental next check-up today online or call (855) 750-5011

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