Let’s face it…nobody ENJOYS going to the dentist, but it’s necessary for not only your oral health, but your overall health as well.

If you are a scaredy-cat to sit in the dentist’s chair, here are some survival tips:

  • Take someone you trust, preferably, a relative or friend that is NOT afraid of the dentist.
  • While in the dentist’s chair, distract yourself by listening to your own music on headphones.
  • Try relaxation techniques like controlled breathing that will slow your heartbeat and relax your muscles.
  • Let the dentist know when you make the appointment that you have a fear, they may be able to suggest ways to be sedated.
  • If your fears are just too great to even attempt a dental visit, you might want to try seeing a psychologist first.