How to enjoy a visit to the dentist

Going to the dentist can be a daunting experience for some people, but there are things that can be done to make the visit more pleasant. Here are some tips:

1. Find a dentist you are comfortable with:
It’s important to find a dentist that you feel comfortable with and who listens to your concerns. If you’re not happy with your current dentist, don’t be afraid to look for a new one.

2. Communicate your concerns:
Let your dentist know if you have any concerns or fears about the visit. At American Smile we take steps to make you feel more comfortable, such as explaining procedures in detail , using the latest technology to make all treatments painless. We will always warn you if there is any sensitivity to be expected.

3. Use distraction techniques:
Bring headphones and listen to music or an audiobook during your visit, or use visualization techniques to help you relax. At American Smile we have HDTVs on the ceiling to help you relax.

4. Practice good oral hygiene:
Taking care of your teeth and gums between visits can help reduce the need for invasive procedures and make the visit less stressful. When you are on top of your brushing and flossing – your gums are not inflamed and therefore not sensitive. This makes appointments much more comfortable!

5. Consider sedation options:
If you have severe anxiety about dental visits, talk to your dentist about sedation options such as nitrous oxide or oral sedation.We offer several sedation options at American Smile.

By taking these steps, you can help make your visit to the dentist more pleasant and reduce any anxiety or stress you may feel.