How to Overcome a Fear of the Dentist

Some people are afraid of going to the doctor’s office. There are other people who are afraid of going to the dentist. Let’s examine why these fears arise in the first place.

The Causes of Dental Phobia:

  • Fear of pain
  • Fear of injections
  • Fear of side effects
  • Feeling helpless
  • Embarrassment
  • No personal space

Below are some tips on how to conquer a fear of the dentist:

  1. Children should go the dentist when they are young. This will make them familiar with dental practices and how they work. They will also learn the correct way to brush, floss, etc. from an early age.
  2. When going to the dentist, it is important to have a positive attitude.
  3. Last but certainly not least, discuss your fears with your dentist. They may be able to quell some of your anxiety.

We are confident that Fairfield Dental Arts is the perfect dental practice for you and your family. We are committed to serving patients with care and compassion. Call 203-254-3780 to schedule an appointment.

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