Wouldn’t it be great if the simple promise of a sticker or balloon could get everyone to see the dentist, as it did when we were children? For patients with dental anxiety, however, it sometimes seems that nothing will persuade them into their Smiles Nambour dentist’s office.
And while, most adults know that the real reward–a healthy smile–is much better than a sticker or balloon, many still go with their dental needs unmet, due to “dentalphobia” or dental anxiety. Unfortunately, missing out on dental care because of anxiety is only certain to lead to larger dental and general health issues down the line. Remember, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure!
Thankfully, increased awareness of the anxiety problem has transformed care for the better, and we know have many more effective ways to tackle your fears for good. Follow along with our coping techniques to help you feel more comfortable in the dentist’s chair.