Thursday, January 10, 2013

Fear Of The Dentisit?

Dentophobia, also known as fear of the dentist. Did you know one in four people fear going to the dentist?

Having a fear of the dentist can mean different thing to different people. Maybe it's the thought that it will hurt, the sounds, the smell, or even previous bad experiences.

If you are anxious about seeing the dentist here are 8 tips to ease your dental fear:

  1. Find a dentist that you feel comfortable with. Ask a friend or a family member for recommendations.
  2. Once you found your dentist, call and make an appointment to walk through the office, meet the staff and get a feel of the environment.
  3. Pick an early morning time, less time to think about the visit.
  4. Take a friend or family member with you.
  5. First appointments are usually check ups.
  6. Agree with a sign, so the dentist knows when you need a break.
  7. Start with simple procedures and work your way up to more difficult procedures.
  8. Take your ipod with you to drown out the noise.

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