Tips for Enjoying a Stress-Free Dental Visit

For many peolple, dental anxiety is a very real issue. Every year, it keeps many people from seeking the important care their smile needs. But the good news is that dental anxiety can be overcome. Here are some tips you can follow yourself to ease your own stress.

Don’t be afraid to tell your dentist. The more we know about your anxiety, the more their dental team can do to help you feel welcome and at home.

  • Avoid caffeinated beverages, as these can increase your feelings of nervousness. It is important to eat before your visit,this will help you feel more relaxed and comfortable.
  • Avoid high-stress traffic situations by arriving early to your appointment. We are aware that waiting raises stress levels. We pride ourselves on keeping to time.
  • Breathe deeply during appointment. By breathing deeply, you can help yourself stay calm and relaxed while your dentist helps your smile .We will teach you various breathing techniques to help you through the various stages of dental treatment.
  • Find out all you can about your treatment. The more you know the less afraid you have to feel about your own oral care.

To find out more about how you can combat dental anxiety. Tell us about your concerns we have helped many people overcome their anxiety. Years of experience and a variety of simple techniques have help many people become a dental disciple rather than a dental phobic. Take a look at the testimonials on our website

If visiting the dentist makes you nervous or anxious, you’re not alone. In fact, according to the Academy of General Dentistry, 40 million Americans avoid dental visits due to fear or anxiety. Ira Miller and our team understand that we have to earn your trust. We achieve this goal by spending quality time with every patient, every time.

When you visit us, our team will greet you by your first name and make you feel welcome and comfortable. During your  first  Ira Miller will l ask you questions about your health, expectations, preferences, and past experiences, and he’ll answer any questions you may have.

Your comprehensive examination will be tailored  to your unique needs. We’ll thoroughly explain recommendations, diagnoses, treatment options, and financing, so you can feel confident in your decision. If there’s anything else we can do to help you relax, let us know. We value your thoughts appreciate the opportunity to grow as a practice.

Ira Miller and our team look forward to developing long-term relationships based on trust, integrity, and understanding with you and your family.

Trust is a Must! At the Harrow Dental Centre , we treat patients like family. Call us today to reserve your personal appointment or consultation with our dentist, Ira Miller.

We look forward to spending quality time getting to know you. We accept that. Dental anxiety is a real condition, but it doesn’t have to keep you from having the kind of confident, healthy smile you’ve always dreamed of..

If you have any questions or concerns please post your comments below or contact us via our website   www.harrow-dentist.com  or call us on +44 20 84272543


Should I visit my dentist during pregnancy?

Absolutely –yes!

 For some reason many women think that because they are pregnant they do not need to visit the dentist. It is quite the opposite. It is during this time that the most damage can be done to your teeth without you knowing it. It is very common for pregnant women to complain of bleeding gums during their pregnancy. This is the first sign that you must visit your dentist ASAP. Gingivitis is more prevalent while women are pregnant. The general oral hygiene of most women suffers during this time because they are concentrating on their developing baby and there is such a massive shift in their body that they tend to neglect their mouths. Bleeding gums is aggravated further by the change of hormones during pregnancy. This is known as pregnancy gingivitis. Some expecting mothers out of fear of bleeding avoid proper brushing or flossing. This further worsens the situation.

The unavoidable consequence of inadequate oral hygiene is an increase in dental plaque which leads to dental decay. It is far better to prevent this from happening. We recommend seeing your dentist at the beginning of your pregnancy and every 3 months thereafter for a scaling and polishing and a formal dental examination after 6 months (without x-rays) till you have had your baby. 8 weeks after your baby’s birth you should arrange a full routine dental checkup with x-rays as required .

Dental treatment is possible during pregnancy however. Most dental procedures can be completed while you are pregnant. It is not in your interest, nor your baby’s interests to leave underlying infection in the mouth. Especially if you are in any sort of pain, rather see your dentist early on so the problem can be diagnosed and treated. There is a large amount of research that supports the notion that bacteria from the mouth can enter the bloodstream and affect your unborn baby. Do not neglect your mouth during your pregnancy. Vist your dentist and take responsibility for the things you have complete control over during your pregnancy. Excellent oral hygiene is the first step. Be Proactive! 

If you have any comments, kindly post them below or contact us via our website  www.harrow-dentist.com or by telephone +44 208272543