How to Avoid Fear of the Dentist

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Fear of the dentist is an unfortunate, yet common occurrence.  While this may affect individuals in varying ways, here are some tips that can be helpful to anyone who dislikes going to the dentist.

Find a Quality Dentist

A good bedside manner, skillful hands, extensive knowledge, comfortable atmosphere and passion for dentistry are all good qualities one should look for in a dentist.

Start Slow

Ease yourself into visiting your dentist one step at a time; meet your dentist first, and then come back for a routine check up.

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Manage Your Stress

Bring a stress ball, listen to soothing music on your iPod, close your eyes and perform breathing exercises to keep your stress level low during your visit. 

To choose a quality oral care professional and face your fear of the dentist, please contact us or call (631) 272-5230.

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