One of the biggest obstacles to good oral health is fear. Even if you want to keep your teeth and gums as healthy as possible, the fear you have of doing some of the necessary things prevents this from happening. If you want to maintain good oral health, you need to find ways to overcome the fears you have. That will allow you to do the things you need to maintain a healthy and happy smile.
Visit the Office
The only time that many come to our office is when they have to. They avoid it and that causes them to fear our office. The fear is out of being unfamiliar with our office and what goes on there. That is why we suggest that people come to visit our office even if they do not need any dental work done.
During the visit, you can meet the members of our staff and you can find out that they are real people and not someone hiding behind a mask. You can ask questions and learn about the equipment in our office. The knowledge you gain from an office visit that does not include any dental work can help make the place seem more familiar and comfortable.
Calming Techniques There are also plenty of ways to help calm down before and during an office visit. Listening to some quiet music or meditating before an appointment can help soothe nerves. Having a partner join you is another tool to use. Making sure you are not rushing to the appointment or trying to rush to something after the appointment is a good thing to do.
In our office, we offer a few ways to make everything more comfortable. Steps to reduce the fear include the decorations and sounds in the office along with the way the staff treats you. During the procedure different sedation techniques can help relieve all the fears you have.
It is important to overcome your fears and come into our office whenever you are struggling with your oral health. Visiting at least twice a year for a checkup and professional cleaning is another key to good oral health. These things can only happen when you overcome your fears.
For more information about this or any other oral health issue, contact our office to schedule an appointment.
5440 SW Westgate Drive Suite 165 Portland, OR 97221