Are dental visits at the bottom of your list of favorite things to do? Many people share this attitude. Some even express it rather intensely, exclaiming “I hate the dentist!” Ouch! We get it. We know that, in most cases, it’s not that people really hate the person that is their dentist. What they hate is the fear that settles in the moment they start their drive to their appointment.
If those little flutters rumble your stomach when it’s time to see the dentist, you are among a high percentile of Americans. There are several ways that we seek to change this. Here are some things to consider as you prepare for your next dental checkup and cleaning . . .
- Your dentist has your best interest at heart. A dental professional is not some old-fashioned horror monster like Dr. Frankenstein. When you visit our Sherwood office, you get to know a friendly team who followed a career path that lets them help others. We recognize the value of good oral health, and also of quality dental care to help patients enjoy seeing the dentist.
- Your dentist will be there in a pinch. During a dental emergency, the last thing you want to do is search online for a dentist who can see you right away. The situation is stressful enough without knowing who will treat your toothache or other painful problem. To make sure you do not find yourself in such a position, schedule your visit with us when you’re not in pain.
- Birds of a feather. It is typical to associate groups of people. Birds of a feather flock together, right? This doesn’t mean that one bad dentist, or one bad dental experience, should mar you for life. There isn’t an issue that cannot be overcome. If you have a negative mindset about all dentists because of one dentist in your past, perhaps that just wasn’t the right dentist for you.