Don’t be afraid of teeth cleaning
Dear friend, first of all, we say “you are not alone!” There are thousands of people in the world who share anxiety, fear or phobia to go to the dentist. We all know how bad this feeling is. Tell me, when you think of going to the dentist or maybe during dental treatment, have you ever felt one of the symptoms?
- Accelerated breathing
- The heartbeat of the heart
- Feeling bad
- Empty stomach
If the answer is YES, then you probably experienced the effects of adrenaline growth, which is the typical physiological response of the body to dread or threatening situation. Do not be afraid, this is a perfectly reasonable answer, and you do not have to feel embarrassed. These are symptoms of anxiety when you visit the dentist.
How not to be afraid of the dentist
It’s easy not to be scared of the dentist, but not impossible! The most important thing is finding a doctor who cares about his patients. Here’s what we propose:
Step 1. Find a dentist that meets your requirements: on the Internet, ask other people for their dentistry or call a reference line, specializing in the field. Your goal is to find a dentist who is not only skilled, but attentive, patient, and who does not feel the pain. If your first physician does not meet your requirements, do not give up looking for another!
Step 2. Learn to breathe offensive and not defensive. Many problems faced by patients are caused by the intensification or “holding” of breathing, both of which lead to an increase in anxiety. Practice offensive breathing, fixing a point on the ceiling or the eyes of the dentist, something that will help you concentrate and breathe rarely and regularly, both on the mouth and on the nose! Click this.
Step 3. Distract yourself from the issues that make you anxious. If you worry about the sound of the cutter, ask if you can wear earphones and listen to music! If you can not bear to see the needle, ask the doctor or the assistant to have a conversation to distract you.
Step 4. Make sure you tell the dentist that you want to be anesthetized and maintain anesthesia throughout the treatment. If you mentally know you do not have to feel pain, you should think that you have control. If you sense any pain, talk immediately!
Step 5. Establish a “stop sign” with y.our dentist and nurse before starting any treatment. For example, if you want the dentist to stop treatment for any reason.on, you can agree to raise your left hand. Having established the sign and not ignored will help you feel in control.
Step 6. “Drop” aside plans to take medication before appointments to the dentist. Although sometimes dentists can prescribe “anti-fear” drugs, they are not a long-term soul-soul, but they contribute to accentuating the sense of lack of control and can become a habit.
Step 7. Put a few lemon slices in a planter box and before going into treatment, open the box and inspiration long! The fresh lemon flavor will help you to be more relaxed, and everything will be pleasant.
- Your little dental problems tomorrow can become big problems. Is it essential how do you brush your teeth? When do I clean them? With what? For an oral self-assessment, ask yourself the following questions:
- Do you have pain when chewing?
- Do you feel pain in your mouth to certain foods, hot/cold drinks?
- Are you just messing around?
- Do I have food leftovers between my teeth?
- Are you happy with your smile?
- Are you staining your teeth?
- Do you have bad breath?
- Are you happy about your smile?
- Are you up to date with the latest technologies and new treatment methods that reduce discomfort in oral care?
- Do you have any information about recent materials that have appeared in dentistry?
If the answer is YES to all the questions less in the last two, it is good to set up a dental checklist! A good relationship with a dentist can be a good investment for your future oral health, one that helps you save money in the long run.