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How to relax in the dentists chair

Be cool in the chair!!! How to relax in the dentists ... anything like me you'll feel varying degrees of anxiety when you ... sitting in the dentists chair, perhaps you can remembe

Be cool in the chair!!!


How to relax in the dentists chair

If
you're anything like me you'll feel varying degrees of anxiety when you find
yourself sitting in the dentists chair, perhaps you can remember a specific
incident from your childhood that brings back painful memories or maybe you
don't like the sounds and smells involved. Being afraid of the dentist is
nothing to be ashamed of and is something most of us experience at sometime in
our lives.

The good news however is that modern dentistry is is now a
different experience, modern dentists have a greater understanding of their
patients fears and concerns and have undergone additional training to meet
these concerns. Dental practices have also greatly improved with less painful
treatments, more efficient practices and quicker dental treatments along with
your dentists empathy make for a much nicer experience.

Lie back and
think of something nice...

5 things you can do to make the experience
more enjoyable...

1. Arrive relaxed, calm and on time - Plan your visit
with care, be sure to allow plenty of time to arrive and park your car if
driving. If you are running late or have difficulty getting there on time you
will naturally be more stressed. A high level of stress can make you irritable
and that makes it more difficult to control your level of anxiety.

2.
Try exercising your brain - Don't just sit in the dentists chair thinking about
nothing or worse still imagining what might happen but use the time effectively
by thinking about something that will tax your brain. Why not have brain puzzle
already prepared or perhaps you'd prefer to think about planning your next
holiday or a home improvement. Whatever you do make sure you have something to
occupy your mind other than what is going on...

3. You are in control -
It is important that you let your dentists know how you will signal that you
want them to stop now because you need a break before the dental treatment can
start again. The mere fact that you can now control the situation often helps
reduce anxiety and makes the treatment more bearable.

4. Music can help
- A personal stereo that allows you to play your own choice of music or a
talking book can help distract your mind and hide the sound of
treatment.

5. Hypnosis and relaxation - Perhaps your dentists offer
these techniques which are a little like day dreaming, these techniques allow
you to gain control over your feelings of distress, panic or fear, if your
dentist doesn't offer these services they will most likely be able to suggest
somebody suitable.

Most importantly speak to your dentist and explain
any fears and concerns you may have about your treatment, a good dentist will
be able to empathize with your feelings and by carefully explaining what they
are about to do and how, it will go a long way to resolving your issues without
the need for any other techniqueHealth Fitness Articles, you may even find yourself looking forward to
next visit???

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR


Tony Forster has a keen interest in dental care and bad breath treatment and has
compiled many useful resources at
www.eliminate-bad-breath.info

The
content of this article is for information purposes only, it is advisable to consult
your medical or dental practitioner before implementing any program or change to
your current regime.



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