Many people have anxiety about visiting the dentist. Many of us are older, who suffered uncaring treatment from someone putting on braces or cleaning our teeth during our childhood. However, advances in pain reduction, as well as a philosophy of care that is practiced in the best Canadian clinics, allows for dental treatment that is free from stress and worry. Choose a great dentist who works in a supportive environment, and your fears can be put to rest:
Select the Right Place
Choose a dentist in Oshawa who is supportive and encouraging, and whose approach is reflected by their receptionist and staff. If you are fearful of asking questions or talking about concerns with your teeth and mouth, look for another office. You should never feel embarrassed when receiving dental care.
Schedule Early Appointments
Make an appointment early in the morning. If you have one that is in the afternoon, then you might worry the entire day about what will happen at the office. It’s a simple technique that can reduce concern.
Instead of sitting in the chair and staring at the equipment in the office or at the walls, take something to keep your mind occupied. Bring a book or an iPod. While in the treatment room, consider holding onto a stress ball or a small stuffed animal. These items can help you focus and relax.
Close Your Eyes
When you close your eyes, your body and brain are less likely to concentrate on images that might bother you. Also, if you close your eyes and take deep breaths, your whole system will release stress.
What do other people think of the clinic?
It’s important to narrow down the range of dental offices that you are considering to ones that have recommendations from family, friends and trusted online reviews. Have a look through the reviews and check for ones from patients that have been going for many years and also brought their family and friends. That way, you have an idea how a long term relationship with the dentist and team would be like and that they care about you and your family long term.
Do they listen to you?
It’s important that they take the time to listen to your concerns, your desired look for a smile (or if you just want the cleaning) and help you achieve those goals. If you have dental anxiety, will they help you with it and not ignore that. That’s how a clinic can show they care: by understanding what your going through.
Do they educate you?
A good clinic will take the time to walk you through what’s going on in your mouth, any treatment required and to not sugarcoat the consequences of not going through the treatment. That is your opportunity to ask questions so you can be reassured the treatment is in your best interest.
At Simcoe Smile Dental, we make every visit as pleasant as possible. You shouldn’t have to worry about dental care. Contact our office at (289) 312-1482 for a consultation and cleaning.