How to Overcome Anxiety

Some people have anxiety about seeing a dentist for the first time, or after a long period of abstaining. Unfounded fears about pain or other preconceived notions, even the characteristic smell of antiseptics or the sound of a dental drill remembered from younger days can contribute to this anxiety.

Here are some tips to help prepare you for the big day:
A few hours before your visit, refrain from drinking soda, or any other beverage that may make you jittery and nervous.
Eat foods high in protein, including cheese and eggs, because they can produce a calming effect on your body.
Don’t rush getting dressed or driving to your appointment.
Get plenty of rest the night before, so you arrive calm and relaxed.
Tell our office if you are nervous or have anxiety so that a treatment plan can be designed specifically for you.
Bring a portable CD player and headset so you can listen to your favorite music during a procedure or exam.

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