According to the research platform, DentaVox, about one-third of Americans avoid going to the dentist because of anxiety or fear. At All Coast Dental in Pacific Beach, CA, Drs. Joseph and Julie Boulos understand dental phobia is incredibly common. While this fear is attributed to a variety of reasons, we ensure every one of our patients a safe and comfortable experience throughout their dental exam. Here are four ways to combat dental phobia.
Talk to Your Dentist
One of the best ways to combat dental phobia is to give your dentist a heads-up. Talk to your dentist about any concerns you have before your dental examination. If you’re a parent of a child or teen anxious about visiting the dentist, take time out to chat about their apprehension, and let their dentist know as well. Your Pacific Beach, CA dentists are happy to discuss any fears, answer questions, and even give you a rundown of any procedures or tools you’re uneasy about.
Some signs of dental phobia are trouble sleeping the night before. Try to maintain healthy habits like proper eating, enough sleep, and exercise, especially before a dental examination to lower the amount of stress before you walk through our doors.
Want to listen to music on your iPhone? Enjoy funny audio-books during your examination? Your Pacific, CA dentists are understanding when it comes to any coping strategies you choose to lower dental phobia. Breathing exercises are also another useful technique for calming and relaxation.
Colorful decor, comfortable chairs, and a calming atmosphere are proven to mitigate any lingering fears when it comes to dental visits. That’s why All Coast Dental is artistically designed to distract any fears and make you feel right at home.
Drs. Joseph and Julie Boulos operate All Coast Dental at 2180 Garnet Ave, Suite 1-K, Pacific Beach, California, 92109. To schedule an appointment, call 858-270-4904 or visit All Coast Dental and fill out a contact sheet.