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Do you have dental fears and anxiety? If so, our team have some tips that might help you feel more comfortable, safe, and relaxed in the dental chair.

Each time you come into our office, we encourage you to eliminate your anxiety and nervousness by doing the following things:

-Tell us about your fears. If we know about how you feel, we will be able to cater to your needs and alter your treatment so you will feel more safe and comfortable.

-Focus on your breathing during your dental treatment. If you take deep, slow breaths, the chances of you feeling relaxed will increase.

-Bring a portable audio player with you so you can listen to music during your appointment. The music can help you stay relaxed and comfortable and it can also block out the sounds of the dental tools that are being used.

-Do not drink caffeine before your visit. Caffeine tends to increase your heart rate, which might make the situation worse.

-Try to eat high-protein foods before your appointment. These foods produce a calming effect, which will help you feel better in the hands of the dentist.

If you do these things, your chances of eliminating your dental fears increase. So, please feel free to try them during your next appointment. If you have any questions or if you would like to learn more ways about how to dismiss dental anxiety in Chesapeake, Virginia, please call Crossroads Dental at 757-541-2168 and talk to a member of our team. We look forward to hearing from you!