If you are a nervous patient, you will know just how stressful it can be going to the dentist. Luckily, there are some things you can do to help. Here are some tips for staying calm during your appointment:
- Make sure the dentist knows you are nervous. They will be able to reassure you and explain to you what they are doing, which can make it all seem a little less scary and unknown. Tell the receptionist when you are booking your appointment.
- Take deep breaths. This gives you something to focus on, and it is something you can do even whilst you are having your teeth examined. Breathe in and out for five seconds each.
- Don’t let your nerves put you off. The more often you go to the dentist, the less scary it will become. The power is in your hands, and with a little bit of practice, you will be able to normalise the experience.