Tips For Calming Your Nerves At The Dentist
Do you get nervous before you visit our office? If so, you are not the only one! Many people experience nervous feelings before they visit the dentist. However, we never want your nervous feelings to keep you from getting the dental care you need. We want to share some helpful tips to help you feel relaxed before and during your visit to our office. Read on to learn the tips.
Relax Before and During Your Visit
We never want your nervous feelings to keep you from getting the dental care you need and deserve. We want you to feel safe and comfortable while in our care. Here are some tips to help you relax before and during your next appointment:
Be Mindful of Scheduling Your Appointment
Making your dental appointment at a time that works with your schedule is ideal. We would not recommend scheduling your appointment after a long day at work, when you may already feel more stressed. We want you to be as relaxed as you can be. We suggest morning appointments whenever possible.
Caffeine is a staple in many people’s daily routines. We would suggest holding off on any caffeinated beverages until after your appointment in our office. Caffeine can increase blood flow and cause nervous and anxious feelings. It is also important to drink plenty of water before your appointment to stay hydrated.
If you are bothered by the sounds in our office, we encourage you to bring headphones. To drown out the noise, you can listen to your favorite music, a podcast, or an audiobook. It is also a great way to help time pass by quickly.
Be Honest with Us
If you have nervous feelings about your visit to our office, be sure to voice your concerns to our team. We know that we have patients who are nervous, and we are here to help everyone feel comfortable while they are in our care. If you have any questions about your treatment, we can answer any questions you may have to make you feel more secure and relaxed.
We never want nervous feelings to keep you from getting the oral care you deserve. If you have not visited our office for a hygiene examination within the past six months, we encourage you to call our office located in Terre Haute, IN and schedule an appointment today. Please express your feelings, and we will be more than happy to help you!