Did you know that according to research, nearly 75% of American adults are afraid to step inside a dental office? The fear of dentists or dentophobia is a common phobia among individuals of all ages. In most cases, it is associated with a fear of needles or a fear of doctors. Considering most dental issues often occur without initial symptoms, avoiding the dentist can greatly increase your chances of developing cavities and periodontal disease.
Deep breathing techniques are effective at reducing anxiety and relieving stress. They activate your parasympathetic (rest and digest) nervous system that signals your brain to release soothing hormones that calm you down.
Thanks to modern technology and medicine, dentistry isn't what is once was. One bad experience can shape your whole outlook, and, unfortunately, dentistry often gets a bad rap. Just like advances in technology shape our every day lives, dentistry has evolved for the better.
Try to go to a regular dental checkup every 6 months to develop the habit of going to a dental office. Before you know it, you’ll be more relaxed and comfortable at the idea of seeing your dentist. We want to get to know you and your concerns. That way we can get to know you better so we can serve you best.
My number one goal with every visit is patient comfort. I want to meet you and talk to you so that I can be in tune with your needs and concerns. No two patients are alike, and understanding what worries you can help us tailor your experience. Contact our office today. We'll make you a cup of coffee, introduce ourselves, and, most importantly, listen so we can give you a dental experience like you've never had.