On a scale of one to 10 how excited are you to visit the dentist?
Let’s just leave that question in the air for now…
Visiting the dentist can be like attending a family function: you don’t really want to go, but you have to anyway.
It’s important to visit your dentist at least twice a year for checkups. But doing so may not be as easy for many people who fear the trip. Here’s how you can overcome dentophobia:
Make your fears known
Speak to your dentist beforehand about your fears. If you have a fear of needles, your dentist may use a numbing gel before injecting you. They could also recommend laughing gas so you can sleep throughout your dental procedure. There are many ways to put you at ease and a good dentist will make sure you’re as comfortable as possible.
Be mindful of who you choose
Search the internet for dentists in your area and read the online reviews. Those are some of the most honest ways you’ll learn about your dentist. Also ask around on social media. There’s no way someone would recommend a dentist they had a terrible experience with.
Drown out the drill sound
Even though you won’t feel any pain when the dentist uses a drill in your mouth, the sound can aggravate your fear. Ask your dentist if you can listen to music while he or she uses it so that you don’t hear the sound of the drill. Listening to music makes for a much more pleasant and relaxed experience.
Don’t feel embarrassed
If your teeth are in bad shape you may feel embarrassed about having them checked. But remember, your dentist is experienced in dealing with different kinds of unhealthy teeth and gums and would hardly flinch while examining your mouth. It’s also their job to take care of your teeth, and restore your smile.
Nobody really likes going to the dentist.The best way to avoid regular dental procedures is to take care of your teeth. Use Closeup Deep Action Toothpaste, which contains active Zinc mouthwash that fights up to 99% of germs that cause bad breath. Then you won’t need to visit the dentist as often.