Health Tip: Don't Fear the Dentist04/20/11
(HealthDay News) -- Though clean and healthy teeth can brighten
any grin, going to the dentist may not bring a smile to your
The American Dental Association lists these suggestions to make
a dental visit easier on those who experience dental anxiety:
- Explain to your dentist and the rest of the staff in the office
that you're anxious about going to the dentist, and express your
- Schedule your dentist appointment for a time when you won't
feel pressured or rushed, such as a Saturday morning.
- Bring along a personal radio, MP3 player or CD player to drown
out the sound of the drill.
- While you're in the chair, try to relax by visualizing yourself
in a happy, relaxing and comfortable place, such as the beach.
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