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Welcome to the dental blog page for Elite Dental of Natick, your go-to source for all things related to oral health and dental care. Whether you're seeking tips for maintaining a bright smile, information about the latest dental treatments and technologies, or guidance on how to improve your overall oral hygiene, our expert team of dentists and dental professionals is here to provide you with valuable insights and advice. We are dedicated to helping you achieve and maintain a healthy, beautiful smile, and we look forward to sharing our knowledge and expertise with you through our informative blog posts. So, sit back, relax, and explore the world of dental care with us!

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How Can I Tell if I Have Dental Anxiety?

Posted on 5/15/2024 by Elite Dental of Natick
Many people get anxious whenever they visit a medical professional. While a little anxiety before a medical appointment is normal, many people suffer from anxiety that causes them physical symptoms as well as causing them to avoid necessary medical and dental care. Luckily, there are ways to treat dental anxiety so that it does not affect your teeth and gums. What Is Anxiety? Your dental anxiety is a normal response to a stressful situation. Your body is trained to respond instinctively to a perceived threat, such as someone approaching your home. Your body has a fight, freeze, or flight response to danger, and it helps keep you safe. However, for people with an anxiety disorder, your body believes that you are in danger frequently, and the physical side effects can be worrying. Your heart starts to race, and you may feel faint. You can start to sweat, breathe heavily, and become nauseated. You may even feel panicked and need to escape the situation. Anxiety and Your Dental Health The American Dental Association estimates that about 30 percent of all adults have anxiety about visiting the dentist. About half of that 30 percent of people are so anxious about dental visits they will not go to a dentist at all. This anxiety can have long-term consequences for your dental and overall health. If the thought of a dental visit causes you to exhibit symptoms of anxiety, it is time to take action. You need to discuss your fears with our dentist. Many dentists understand dental anxiety and can offer you some options to make dental visits easier. For example, some patients benefit from shorter dental visits, with their exams split between cleaning on one visit and an examination on another day. Also, you might benefit from visiting the dental office ahead of time so that you can see the exam room, the procedures, and the tools to ease your fears. Dentists also have a variety of medications that can help calm your anxiety during dental procedures. Are you anxious about coming in to see us? We can help. Reach out to us today for an appointment....

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