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Top 5 Tips to Help Overcome Dentist Fear

By: rattihanda on November 30th, 2015
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1) Communicate your concerns to your dentist.

Don’t keep quiet! Dentists know that patient fear is common. If you can communicate what exactly concerns you, they can explain the problem or procedure and put you at ease.

2) Find a dentist you are comfortable with, and establish a trusting relationship.

There are many personality types within the dental field, and ensuring that you trust, can confide in and are comfortable with your dentist will enhance your experience.

3) Check out the office before your first visit.

You should feel comfortable visiting the office, talking to the dentist and staff before your first appointment. Getting familiar with the people and the space will ease your first visit, and should help you feel safe and secure.

4) Take a deep breath and try to relax.

Some simple breathing techniques can make a world of difference in times of stress. Deep breaths and happy thoughts will help keep your anxiety levels at a minimum.

5) Visit the dentist more, not less!

It may sound counterintuitive if you don’t want to be there in the first place, but consistent dental care can prevent problems. The more responsible you are about getting routine care, the fewer problems you’ll have down the road.

http://psychcentral.com/library/phobia_dentist.htm

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