Do you get nervous before you go to the dentist, because you don’t know what to expect or how to prepare? No problem! We’ve got you covered! Follow the steps below and you’ll feel great about your appointment.
Wear your most comfortable clothing. You do not want to be tugging on your clothes while someone is cleaning plaque off your teeth.
Avoid rushing and increasing your anxiety before the appointment. Arrive with time to relax, check in, use the restroom, and perhaps grab a drink of water.
Yes, we said it!
If you are prone to anxiety when visiting the dentist, ditch the coffee that morning and drink a decaffeinated cup of joe or a cup of caffeine-free green tea instead. Caffeine is one of the leading causes of anxiety and can sometimes result in a panic attack.
Bring headphones! Patients’ number one reason for not visiting the dentist is the noise from tools. Headphones help reduce the noise and keep you occupied while your dentist is cleaning your teeth.
If you are visiting a new dentist, have your previous records sent to your new office before your appointment. This will make your transition easier and give your new dentist a head start on your patient plan.