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Are you ever nervous or anxious in the hands of the dentist? If so, our Personal Dental Care team has some tips and information that might help you overcome your dental fears!

When you come into our office, we recommend trying the following things to eliminate your anxiety and nervousness:

-Share your dental fears with us. If we know about your scared feelings, we will be able to cater to your needs and alter the treatment so you can feel more comfortable and relaxed.

-Focus on your breathing during treatment. It’s best to breathe regularly and slowly so you can increase your oxygen levels and feel less panicked.

-If the sounds of dental tools bother you, it’s best to bring a portable audio player with you to your appointment. Then, you can listen to music and you won’t hear the tools that are improving your oral health.

-Avoid drinking caffeine before your appointment. Caffeine tends to increase your heart rate and make your anxiety worse.

-Try to eat protein-rich foods before your visit. These products produce a calming effect and they help reduce anxiety and nervousness.

There are additional things our dental team can do to help you have the best dental experience possible. So, if you would like to know more or if you would like additional advice on how to eliminate dental anxiety in Richmond, Virginia, please call 804-554-3767 and talk to your dentist or dental team. We are here to assist you in any way we can!