Posted .

If you’re afraid of the dental office and everything associated with it, our Rice Dentistry of Nellysford team has some tips that might help you!

To help you relieve your dental anxiety each time you attend your dental appointment, our team recommend doing the following things:

-Share your fears with us. If you tell us what you are afraid or nervous of, we can cater to your needs and make the treatment more comfortable for you.

-Focus on breathing regularly and slowly when you’re in the dental chair. Oftentimes, people tend to hold their breath when they are nervous or anxious, which decreases their oxygen levels and adds a feeling of panic. It’s best to take deep, relaxing breaths while you receive treatment.

-If the sound of the dental drill or any other dental tool bothers you, bring a portable audio player with you and listen to music during your appointment.

-Avoid drinking caffeine before your dental appointment.

-Eat high-protein foods before your visit. These foods tend to provide a calming effect.

To learn more tricks about how to reduce dental anxiety in Nellysford, Virginia, and eliminate your dental fears, please call 434-218-7020 at your earliest convenience and talk to a member of our team. We also encourage you to talk to your dentist if you would like to tell them about your anxiety concerns before your appointment. We are happy to help you feel as comfortable as possible in the dental chair!