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How to Calm Dental Anxiety and Fear

Posted on 2/21/2022 by SmileCOS Dentistry
How to Calm Dental Anxiety and FearDental anxiety is a problem that affects both kids and adults. It can make one postpone their visit to the dentist, creating other issues in the long run. It is important to know how to deal with your dental fear and anxiety to treat your oral issues. Here are some of the mechanisms you can apply to ease your anxiety:

Use Breathing Exercises

Whenever you feel anxious, use breathing exercises to help you relax. These exercises are believed to be important in reducing general body stress. They are easy to do and can also be done anywhere. All you need to do is close your eyes, inhale some air, hold it for a few minutes and slowly exhale through the mouth.

Try Meditation

Practicing meditation helps relax your muscles and is also an excellent stress reliever. You can do it in the morning or one hour before visiting the dentist. It will keep you in a calm state throughout your dental procedure.

Plan Your Visit Ahead

Booking an appointment allows you to prepare and give you time to be ready for your dental care routine. It is crucial to select a date when you will not be busy. Also, do not be in a rush to arrive at the clinic. Leave your home early to arrive early at the clinic.

Choose Your Food Carefully and Drink Enough Water

If you have an appointment, avoid taking sugary foods that may cause your blood pressure to increase. Use foods that have fewer properties, like caffeine-free tea.

Bring a Close Friend

Your friend can help calm your anxiety during your dental procedure. But first, ask your doctor if it is okay to come with a relative or a close friend.

Ask Your Doctor How the Procedure Will Go

Understanding how the procedure will go acts as a calming effect, and this is why we always ensure our patients know everything about the surgery beforehand. Visit our clinic today to get the best dental care services.

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