Don’t Stress During Your Next Visit

There are quite a few people who suffer from what is known as “white coat syndrome”, where they either fear that visiting a doctor will involve some sort of pain or that the doctor may find an issue that the patient will have to deal with. You don’t have to be afraid of your dentist. Your dentist wants to make sure that you’re well taken care of, both oral health-wise as well as emotionally. Here are a few tips that can help you experience less stress during your next visit.

Try These Mindfulness Techniques

Deep breathing exercises can help ease your mind and relax your muscles:

  • Scan your body. This may sound funny but it can work. Concentrate on relaxing one muscle at a time. Start at the top with your head and work all the way down to your toes.
  • Count your breaths. Count the seconds as you slowly breathe in and out. Try and make each action the same amount of seconds. Do this a few times while you’re sitting and the waiting room or during down time while you’re in the dentist chair.

Express Your Feelings To Your Dentist

Don’t be afraid to tell your dentist how you are feeling. This can help ease your tension immensely. If you’re feeling especially anxious, speak up! Your dentist has several ways to help alleviate your anxiety but only if your dentist knows that you’re anxious.

Bring A Distraction

It can be difficult to take your mind off of your dentist visit. A good way to avoid over-thinking it is by bringing headphones and listening to a song or sounds to help you relax.

We’ll Make Your Visit As Comfortable As Possible

Our team can provide you what you need to make sure you’re relaxed and get the best treatment possible. Contact us at our local Woodland Hills, CA office at 818-347-5124.