Monday, March 23, 2015

Tooth Time// Dentist Anxiety

Every week I will be collaborating with my husband and sharing a dental related tip with you all! 

This week's topic is Dentist Anxiety.

I don't mind getting my teeth cleaned, but if I have cavities I am a nervous wreak when I have to go back and get them filled. I don't like needles, so once I get past the anesthesia I'm fine, but I know there are people who fear others looking in their mouth. 

Here are some tips on how you can cut down your dental anxiety:
  • Share your anxiety. If you're tense or anxious, tell your dentist and the dental staff. Getting your concerns out in the open will let your dentist adapt the treatment to your needs.
  • Help yourself. Choose a time for your dental visit when you're less likely to be rushed or under pressure. For some people, that means a Saturday or an early-morning appointment. 
  • Bring someone to hold your hand. It my sound funny, but it helps me:)
  • Wear headphones. If the sound of the drill bothers you, bring headphones so you can listen to your favorite music. Some dental offices even show television or DVDs. During the dental visit you might try visualizing yourself relaxing on a warm beach, some offices even have pictures of beaches on the ceiling.
Hopefully some of these tips help you at you next dental visit!

*DISCLAIMER-I am not a dentist! These are just helpful tips:)

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  1. Hi Lindsey, I have to admit, I am not the biggest fan of the dentist. I have 4 children and it is not always easy being brave with all those eyes are looking at you! Your blog is adorable and Baby B is a doll. p.s. I just got the "brushing" very cute.