Do you struggle to go to the dentist for your cleanings? Does it make you nervous even to think about going to the dentist? Hopefully, these tips can help you overcome your fear and your mouth clean and healthy!

1. Do your research!
Doing your research can help ease your anxiety. If you look up the top dentist in your area, see their reviews and get a feel for how other people feel about them, you can get to know them better. You can even ask family members or friends that have also experienced dental anxiety, who they go to, and how they deal with their fear.

2. Tell your dentist
When you get the courage to make and go to that appointment, tell your dentist your fears. This can help them be more patient and careful to make sure you feel comfortable at all times. Look for a dentist that listens to your concerns without judgment.

3. Take a friend
It might help to bring someone without you that isn’t afraid of the dentist. They can help you speak up and keep you at ease during the cleaning or procedure.

4. Distract yourself
Many dentist offices have TVs where you can listen to and watch a movie or TV show. If you can focus on that instead of the tools’ sounds, it can help ease your mind.

5. Ask the doctor to walk you through everything
If you can ask the doctor to walk you through everything he does as he does it, it can help you feel more in control and informed about what is happening and inside your mouth.

At Abingdon Box Hill Dentistry, we want you to feel comfortable during every visit. Our doctors look out for your best interests and want you to be healthy and happy!

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