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Dental anxiety and how to manage it

Not a few people have dental anxiety. Dental anxiety refers to the fear, apprehension, or stress associated with dental environments. Fear of visiting the dentist may lead to postponing or altogether avoiding necessary dental treatment. If you are one of the patient that has dental anxiety, we got you! Here’s we tell you ways how to manage it

1. Meditation:

Dental anxiety is a common experience for many individuals, but with the right tools, it can be managed effectively. One such tool is meditation, which offers profound benefits for calming the mind, relaxing the body, and reducing anxiety. By incorporating meditation techniques into your pre-dental appointment routine, you can cultivate a sense of inner peace and tranquility that will help you approach your visit with greater ease and confidence. Various meditation techniques exist, including repetition of an affirmation, concentration on an object, or practicing deep breathing. It will help you to boost your self-awareness.

2. Mindfullnes:

Mindfulness involves bringing your attention to the present moment without judgment, allowing you to cultivate a sense of calm and acceptance. Practicing mindfulness methods like deep breathing exercises can aid in focusing on the present moment, diverting attention from apprehensions about potential future events or past occurrences. Several mindfulness techniques you can practicing to help managing dental anxiety are grounding yourself in the present moment, cultivating body awareness, adopting a nonjudgmental attitude, or focusing on your breath. 

3.Yoga:

Facing a dental appointment can trigger anxiety in many individuals. The thought of sitting in the dentist’s chair can evoke feelings of fear and unease. However, integrating yoga into your pre-appointment routine can be a powerful way to calm your nerves and alleviate anxiety. Yoga offers a combination of physical postures, breathing exercises, and mindfulness techniques that can help you relax and center yourself before heading to the dentist. Some yoga poses specifically tailored to reduce anxiety and promote a sense of calm before your dental visit, are child pose, cat-cow stretch, seated forward fold and legs up the wall pose.

4. Distraction:

Distraction techniques involve redirecting your attention away from anxious thoughts and sensations towards more positive and engaging activities. By engaging your mind in enjoyable distractions, you can alleviate anxiety and create a more positive dental experience. If it helps you to relax you can try to distract your self by listening to your favorite music. While having your treatment you also can try to squeezing a stress ball, or use visualization techniques to imagine yourself at a relaxing beach.

Dental anxiety

Kalm’s story begin with our awareness that some people have dental anxiety. It’s not a shameful thing nor must afraid to admit. We understand every patient has their own uniqeness. Therefore, in our clinic, we provide self-care room where patient can have some time to release their anxiety before having treatment. In our self-care room we provide amenities so you can listening to calming music, do meditation, practicing mindfulness and even do some yoga post to reduce the anxiety. 

Don’t let your dental anxiety stop you to go to the dentist. Your oral health needs you to care about it. And our dentist will patiently listen to your concern and will treat you gently. Let us see your smile! 🙂

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