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9141 Alaking Court, Suite 107, Capitol Heights, MD 20743

Learning to Cope with Your Dental Fears

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For most people, going to the dentist, although far from enjoyable, is just a normal requirement for maintaining good oral health. But for the 20% of the population who fear the dentist, even the thought of a routine cleaning can send them into a panic attack. The Dental Fears Research Clinic at the University of Washington, which treats children and adults with severe dental fears, recently found that as many as two-thirds of these people have had a previous bad experience that left them wary of the dentist chair. As a result, they ignore their dental care until serious consequences force them to overcome their concerns.

It’s not hard to understand how a negative experience could cause dental fears, but neglecting going to the dentist is the wrong way to deal with them. If you don’t get routine professional dental care, you increase your chances of dental problems, which could cause you to have to spend more time and money at your family dentistry office in the future.

Dentists know that some patients have serious dental fears, so many have created calming offices that feature movies, soothing music, and paintings to distract nervous patients during procedures and help them relax. Often, they can provide mild sedation to those patients who have severe dental fears.

A caring, affordable dentist in Capitol Heights can alleviate your dental fears by explaining the treatment in detail so you know what to expect, and will arrange for you to signal if you feel uncomfortable during the procedure, so treatment can be stopped to give you a brief break.

Parents who have dental fears should hide their anxiety from their children so the kids can be taught that professional dental care is a regular part of a healthy lifestyle. They should make the family dentistry experience a positive one, but let their children know that even though they may feel slight discomfort during their dentist visit, they’ll end up with healthier teeth and gums.

You can find a compassionate, affordable dentist in Capitol Heights who is sensitive to dental fears and will provide the gentle dental care you need.

To get the dental care you deserve from an affordable dentist in Capitol Heights, call Dental One Associates at Steeplechase today at (240) 392-3983 or make an appointment.

Dental One Associates offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Capitol Heights. With 11 affiliated practices throughout Maryland, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Dental One Associates at Steeplechase, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Dental One Associates at Steeplechase. 

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