Saturday, October 20, 2018

Step Back & Relax

Life is stressful enough, you don’t want to be more stressed when you have to get that crown done or that broken tooth fixed. Thousands of patients a year skip their dental appointments due to anxiety and fear around visiting the dentist. Now is your chance to change all that. You don’t have to be afraid because you can apply these 5 tips to control your dental anxiety.

  1. Take a step back and imagine the most calming place that you have ever been. Research shows that visualization can help put your mind into a state of relaxation and enjoyment.
  2. Listen to calming music before and during your visit. There is no reason for you to be in a state of fear. Sit back, relax and enjoy the blissful sound of waves or a mediation.
  3. Do something that relaxes you before your visit. You don't’ want to do something that is over exciting, but you also don’t want to sit around thinking about the upcoming appointment.
  4. Tell your dentist. You are not alone in this and therefore, there is no reason to go through this by yourself. Enjoy a calming and relaxing chat with your dentist so they know what is going on with you.
  5. Go for a walk. Walking can help to increase endorphins and decrease negative emotions.
This dental visit is critical. For more information on how to decrease your dental anxiety. 
Contact Dr. Judy Strutz and her team.

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