Did you know that between 9-15% of adults in the United States avoid going to the dentist because of dental anxiety?
If you avoid the dentist, your chances of dental health issues, like tooth decay and gum disease, increase. If you or someone you know suffer from dental anxiety, here are some things that may help ease the nerves.
Listen to Music
Listening to music is a great way to block out the outside noises that may be happening while your teeth are being cleaned or worked on.
Focusing on your breathing is a great way to keep your thoughts from racing. Focusing on your breathing has also been shown to decrease anxiety.
Have a Family Member or Friend There With You
Bringing a good friend or family member can help you feel more at ease while you are at the dentist.