Beaumont Family Dentistry October 2019


sure to communicate thoroughly. Remind the team about your dental anxiety, don’t feel nervous about asking questions through the process, and ask if the dentist and their team have any coping suggestions for you. HOW WE HELP Our offices provide a variety of methods to help our patients feel comfortable and relaxed throughout their visits. In addition to our massage therapists who offer hand and lower arm massages chairside, our team is more than happy to give a tour on first visits. This helps patients become acquainted with our team and our space. Each of our locations also offers three sedation options, freshly baked cookies, safety glasses, lip balm, and headphones for patients to listen to music. If you have dental anxiety, we encourage you to reach out to our office. We’ll do everything we can to ensure your oral health and help you feel safe and secure.

Dental anxiety is a common phenomenon among many Americans. Often, the fear of going to the dentist is caused by the fear of the unknown or trauma from a previous experience. The team at Beaumont Family Dentistry understands that this fear impacts everyone differently, and we take the necessary steps to ensure every patient feels comfortable and welcome here. appointment because of fear. This increases the risk of oral health problems occurring. Plus, a person who only visits the dentist under extreme conditions may increase their chances of more fearful experiences and cause their trepidation to increase. THE IMPORTANCE OF COMMUNICATION It’s essential to talk to your dentist about your dental anxiety, even when you’re making an appointment. This allows them to understand your emotions and gives them the ability to work with you to ensure you are comfortable and taken care of throughout your visit. Make THE IMPACT OF DENTAL ANXIETY People often put off making a dental



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