Don’t Let Dental Anxiety Ruin Your Smile

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Do you ever feel nervous about visiting the dentist? There are many people that feel fear or nervousness about visiting the dentist. As a result, their oral health can decline rapidly. That is why, Drs. Stapley and Kitchen are happy to work with you to help you feel more comfortable about visiting the dental chair.

The first thing to remember about visiting the dental office if you are anxious is to let your feelings be known. Feel free to talk to the staff about your feelings. Let them know what you are experiencing so they can do what they can to help you with every step of the process. Don’t be afraid to ask questions, so you know exactly what is going to happen.

Another thing you can do to feel more comfortable is to work out a system with your dentist. For example, you can raise your hand if you need your dentist to stop for a moment. Remember to count your breath and keep your breathing patterns steady. You can also bring headphones and listen to calming music or a show on your cell phone.

If you are feeling nervous about visiting our office in Mesa, Arizona, Dr. Kent Stapley & Dr. Nathan Kitchen want you to know we are happy to help you feel comfortable, so you can keep your smile and oral health in tip-top shape throughout your life. So, call us today at 480-830-8946 and let us give you a dental checkup and a healthier smile.