02 Jun

It’s a Love/Hate Thing: Why Your Dentist Should Be Your Best Friend

dentistWhilst most people realize that their dentist is integral when it comes to enjoying healthy teeth, there are others who shudder at the mere mention of the words ‘dental surgeon’. There’s an alarming myth that dentists are always armed with a variety of terrifying equipment, hell-bent on submitting their patients to maximum levels of pain.

Thankfully, this couldn’t be further from the truth. Thanks to developments in dental surgery, treatments are now less painful than ever before.

Are You a Lover or a Hater?

You might be one of those people who loves to sit in the dentist’s chair, knowing that when you stand up again your teeth are going to look much whiter and brighter. However, you might be one of those who dreads the process. In fact, fear of dentists is so common, it has its own name – odontophobia.

Changing Fear into Positivity

If you do feel nervous about visiting the dentist, the first thing to do is acknowledge your feelings. Pretending that you’re not feeling scared won’t make those feelings go away! The next important step is to let your dentist know. Only if they’re aware of the problem can they help to put you at your ease.

Making Your Dental Experience a Positive One

At Obrochta Center for Dental Health, we understand that going to the dentists can be a daunting experience for you. That’s why we specialize in putting patients at ease and making sure that you feel safe and relaxed when you’re with us, not panicky and anxious. We’re happy to talk about how you’re feeling and we’ll do our best to reassure you.

If you’d like to book an appointment with us, simply get in contact with the team by calling 727 321 4464.

Dr. Obrochta