For many people the dentist has been someone that is feared by both children and adults. A visit to the dentist can be upsetting to children and can cause anxiety for individuals of all ages. If you or your child experience anxiety when visiting the dentist, read these tips to help you overcome your fear.
Talk to Dr. Nawrot
If you are nervous about the dentist get to know him! Dr. Nawrot and the staff at Sevenoaks Dental Group want you to feel as comfortable as possible. Before your appointment begins, have a quick talk with Dr. Nawrot and get to know him. He doesn’t want you to feel uncomfortable or cause you any pain. He is there to make sure that your dental health is in excellent condition. Once you get to know the doctor you can start to feel more comfortable and relaxed.
Take Your Mind Off The Appointment
Sometimes stress and anxiety occurs when you think too much about your upcoming dental visit. You will cause yourself to worry if you let your mind wander too much. When you have a scheduled appointment nearing, find something fun to take your mind off it. Read a magazine or listen to music you enjoy. Your kids can enjoy their time at the office in the play corner. Here they can watch a movie or play a gaming system. Before you know it, you will be in and out of the chair.
Make It An Event For Your Kids
When discussing the dentist with your kids, don’t make it seem like a chore. Turn it into a positive conversation, and make it something exciting that they can look forward to. Your kids can spend their time in the play corner enjoying a movie or playing Wii. When they get excited about going you will not have to struggle to get them out of the house and into the office.
Give Yourself a Reward
If you find that your kids are becoming worried and anxious leading up to their appointment, remind them that if they behave they can pick a prize from the toy box after their appointment. This can help to establish a positive attitude.
Everybody is different and we deal with our fears differently. Find a way that you and your children can feel relaxed when visiting the dentist. We promise to do our best to make you and your family feel as comfortable as possible. If you have any questions or concerns before your appointment call our office at 604-853-8301 and we can help put any worries to ease.