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Did you know you can overcome your fear of the dentist? Did you know if you are afraid of the dentist, you could be putting your health at risk? Well, it’s true! Your smile is a part of you and needs to remain healthy. That is why our dentists, Drs. Wyatt and Funk with Today's Dental Care in Jerome, Idaho, are here to offer tips to overcome dental anxiety.

Dental anxiety is fear or worries about going to the dentist. It is natural for anyone to be afraid of the unknown especially about medical treatment. However, our dental experts are happy to answer your questions about anything you feel the need to ask. It is also a great idea to work out a system such as raising a hand when you need us to stop for a moment. Whatever you decide, we are happy to help you feel calmer in the chair.

Another tip to feel more comfortable is to bring a friend or someone you know and trust with you. That way you do not feel alone. You can also try to focus on your breathing patterns to keep yourself calm. There are some people who choose to bring in their headphones to listen to their music or an app on their phone as they are undergoing treatment. The most vital thing to remember when visiting the dentist with this condition is to tell us your fears. Let us know your feelings so we can do everything in our power to help you while you are in our care.

If you have questions about your oral health care, or if you are ready to face your fear of the dentist, please call us today at 208-324-8861 to set up an appointment. Our friendly staff is happy to help you through your visit and do everything we can to help you.