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Are you scared of dental visits? It is normal to be scared at the idea that someone is going to probe into your mouth with sharp unusual gadgets. They use tools that look scary; the sound of the buzzing in your mouth can be quite terrifying. You have many reasons to be scared but you can easily get rid of this phobia and make sure your visits to the dentist are pleasant. Here are some ways in which you make yourself calm when at the clinic.
Talk about it
If you are well aware of your phobia, let your dentist know about your fears and what are you scared of. This creates an understanding between the dentist and patient and lets him take preventive measures keeping your fear in mind.
Check out the tools
At your first visit, insist the dentist to show you all the tools and explain their functions. This will let you know what's going in your mouth and create a sense of confidence in you and you will be mentally prepared to deal with the pain.
Find a dentist with a sense of humour
Dentists with sense of humour can help you get rid of fifty percent of your phobia. They can make you laugh and you will actually forget that you were scared in the first place. Survey the people who have been seeing a dentist, find one who is humorous.
If the noise of the tools in mouth sounds scary, earplugs is a good way out. Wear earplugs before your dentist gets started with the tools in your mouth.
Sit with comfort
Your comfort level also tends to play with your mind. If your seating position is not comfortable it can boost your fears, but once comfortable you worry less about the rest. Make sure you sit comfortably and adjust your seat properly so that your mouth is accessible to the dentist without you making an effort to stretch. Shifting during dental work can cause injury.
Nasal strips for mouth breathers
If you are a mouth breather dental visits can be a problem for you. You may feel slightly congested while the dentist is treating you. It is highly recommended that you use nasal strips if this is the case. Nasal strips will let you breathe through your nose, and won't create any problem for you.
Concentrate on the posters
Usually dental clinics have many posters related to dental care. You can shift your focus to them, read them, and take a look on the pictures of people smiling with shining teeth. This will help you distract yourself from the dentist and his actions. Your focus will shift away from the pain and you may say goodbye to your phobia.
Phobia isn't permanent; it is just an outcome of a thought process. Following the above steps can make you feel a little better about your fears. Have a happy dental visit!
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Dr. Alexander Yeh and Dr. Iyad Al-Qishawi are registered general dentists. They graduated in the same class at the University of Manitoba’s Faculty of Dentistry.
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