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Get Past Dental Anxiety For Better Oral Health [BLOG]

Are you ready to overcome your fear of the dentist? Are you ready to get past dental anxiety so you can have a healthy, beautiful smile in 2018?

Then our team at Highland Advanced Dental Care is excited to be here for you on your way back to better oral health!

Know Why You’re Afraid Of The Dentist

More people struggle with dental fear than you might think. It helps to know you’re not alone!

While every person’s fear of the dentist will be motivated by something different, there are some common reasons for it many people share.

Here are a few of them:

Begin Lectured & Embarrassed

We want you to trust us, and we know that lecturing is the last way to earn your trust! We’re not here to embarrass or shame you about the state of your oral health. We’re here to help you get a healthy mouth again.

That means we will listen to your questions and concerns, take our time during treatment so you don’t feel rushed, and also giving you the tools you need to stay on track with your oral care routine.

Being In Pain During Treatment

This is probably the most common reason patients dread dental appointments. It makes sense because who wants to be in pain?

We do all we can to keep that from happening. Dental technology has come so far in the last few decades, and that means more comfortable, effective numbing methods and procedures.

Being Reminded Of Past Dental Trauma

We all know how hard it is to forget traumatic experiences, no matter how long ago they happened. Remembering a horrible dental appointment you had when you were a child will stay with you and make it hard for you to go back as an adult.

When you allow our team to earn your trust and give you gentle, painless dental care, you’ll soon realize that your appointments aren’t going to be like the ones you had as a kid.

Being Out Of Control

Parents and professionals often have a hard time giving up the sense of control their used to in their everyday lives. It’s perfectly natural how you might stress about what’s coming next or what’s happening in the moment. You’re used to calling the shots, but since you’re not the expert at the dentist office, it’s scary.

We make sure you’re thoroughly informed through the treatment process and will keep checking on you so you remain calm and at ease.

How To Get Past Dental Anxiety

At Highland Advanced Dental Care, we know how important it is for our patients to feel heard. That’s why we take our time with you and listen to your concerns about dental treatment.

Once we understand what’s kept you from the dental chair, we can better help you on your journey back to good oral health.

We find that maintaining a cozy environment is one of the first ways patients feel more comfortable at the dentist office. That’s why we’ve invested in making our office feel more like home for our patients.

But that’s just one part of it. For us, it’s about giving you options to help ease your anxiety beyond the waiting room. While you receive treatment, you can relax because our monitors and digital x-rays will help keep you informed about what’s going on.

You can also opt for nitrous oxide if you need a little more help feeling calm and relaxed while you get the dental treatment you need.

Put An End To Dental Anxiety This Year!

We all have better health on our minds this time of year. A few cookies here, an extra helping of stuffing there, it all adds up over the holidays. As we face the new year, we tend to make resolutions about how to get back on track.

Your oral health needs to be part of that. With new studies being published all the time about the connection between gum disease and serious health problems, total wellness can’t be achieved without healthy teeth and gums.

Fear is one of the most common roadblocks to making that happen. But that can change for you in 2018 with help from Dr. LoCascio and our caring team!

To learn more or to request an appointment at Highland Advanced Dental Care, fill out our online form or call our Highland Township, MI office at 248-329-3552 today.

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