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6 Tips for Managing Dental Anxiety

6 Tips for Managing Dental Anxiety
Blooming Smiles Dental Studio
BY Blooming Smiles Dental Studio

You gotta do what you've gotta do. When your dental pain becomes stronger than your fear of the dentist, you know what you've got to do. Even so, it's not right for a routine trip to the dental office to cause you so much anxiety.

What can you do to put your worries at ease?

1. Dress comfortably

Tight, restrictive clothing can give you a feeling of claustrophobia. Wear something that lets you breathe freely.

2. Eat Breakfast

Unless a certain procedure requires otherwise, plan a light meal before your appointment. This can settle your stomach and mind.

3. Stay Warm

Feeling chilly only increases that nervous sensation. Dress in layers and bring a blanket.

4. Tune Out The World

Bring along a set of earbuds to listen to a movie, music, or audiobook. Mask your eyes with sunglasses or an eye mask, if necessary. You'll forget anyone is even working on your teeth!

5. Ask About Sedation

At Blooming Smiles Dental Studio, we've got a variety of techniques for dulling pain and reducing anxiety. All you have to do is clearly communicate your concerns and health history with us, and we'll do the rest!

6. Practice Makes Perfect!

The more often you visit the dentist, the sooner you'll realize it's not all that bad. As you get used to the environment, your mind and body will relax and accept it.

High levels of anxiety from one dental visit can tire you out. Call Blooming Smiles Dental Studio to schedule a meeting with Dr. Gabriela Duares to discuss your concerns. We want to make your next dental experience a relaxing and pleasant one!

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