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Dental Phobia

Dental phobia is real. Why the fear of the dentist?

People are anxious about dental visits for different reasons.

Some anticipate pain. Others worry that the dentist mi...

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7 ways to manage your anxiety about going to the dentist

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Tips for staying calm when you visit the dentist
  1. Share your fears: Trust and communication can benefit both you and your dentist. If you're tense or anxious, tell your dentist and the dental staff. Expressing your concerns w...

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2. Focus on breathing regularly and slowly during procedure

When people are nervous they tend to hold their breath, which decreases oxygen levels and further increases levels of panic.

You can learn some meditation techniques, focus on slow, regular b...

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3. Listen to some music

If the sound of the drill bothers you, bring along your favorite music playlist and earphones.

It is totally okay to listen to music through your headphone during a dental t...

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4. Watch what you eat and drink.

Avoid caffeine before a dental appointment.

Eat high-protein foods which – unlike sugary foods – produce a calming effect.

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5. Learn to use hand signals

You can learn some basic hand signals from the dentist itself to communicate during the procedure. When you feel uncomfortable, signal the dentist to ease off or stop the procedure. This also avoid...

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6. Choose a low-stress appointment time.

Select a time for your dental visit when you’re less likely to be rushed or under pressure.

This might mean a Saturday or an early-morning appointment.

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7. Check for good reviews

If you’re looking for a dentist , ask friends and relatives for recommendat...

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