Dealing with Dental Anxiety

Do you get nervous just thinking about going to the dentist? You are not alone. Maybe you think it will hurt or you are worried what the dentist will find.

Whatever your reason, the team at Love Family Dentistry will make sure your dental and your emotional health are taken care of. The more you delay – or just don’t see us, the higher your risk of developing dental problems that will make gearing up for future dental visits more difficult. Regular visits can actually make the entire process – from making an appointment to sailing through it – much easier on many levels.

Use these strategies at your next appointment with Dr. Love to help ease your anxiety and strengthen your smile.

1. Speak up

Anyone with anxiety knows sharing your feelings makes a world of difference. If you’re tense or anxious, do yourself a favor and get your concerns off your chest. Dr. Love and his dental team are better able to treat you if they know your needs.

2. Distract yourself

Taking your mind off the exam may seem impossible when you’re nervous, but there are some things that that can help distract your thoughts.

3. Use mindfulness techniques

Try deep breathing exercises to help relax tension in your muscles.

We want you to have the most comfortable experience at Love Family Dentistry. If you have any concerns or there is something we could provide to help you relax, please let us know!

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