Exploring Dental Tool Improvements

Hi, it's Mia Armonde here to talk to you about family dentistry. As my small family grew into a large one, I found myself at the dental office on a regular basis. Every six months, the kids would go into the dentist for a cleaning or repairs to their teeth. During that time, I took an interest in the various ways the dental tools were evolving. Tools used in the dental industry have grown in leaps and bounds in the last few decades. For example, my kids went from hearing the dental drill to wearing headphones that completely canceled out the sound. Each time we go back into the dentist, I take a close look at the improvements that have arisen since the last visit. The results are astounding. I will cover my findings on this site, so you can also enjoy the improvements to dental tools and techniques.

Three Ways To Make Dental Visits Easier For Avoidant Personality Sufferers

Dentist Blog

Those who have avoidant personality disorder find themselves avoiding most social situations. Due to the fear of being shamed, humiliated or not accepted, many sufferers of this disorder choose to stay introverted rather than engage socially on a regular basis. One of the ways that most avoidant personalities have to socialize is by going to the doctor. If you are going to the dentist and you have avoidant personality disorder, you may be dreading the visit. Sitting in an enclosed space with someone that you do not know well and talking about your health may not be something you wish to do, although it is necessary. If you do have avoidant personality disorder and you want the visit to be a little more comfortable, here are three ways to make the visit better. 

Find a dentist that has separate rooms

Some dental clinics will have all of the chairs out in the open. This means that you can hear others conversations and others will hear you and your dental work going on. If this situation makes you feel anxious, visit dentist offices prior to making an appointment to determine their set up. Find a dental clinic that offers private or closed off spaces for your dental work. This way you will only need to interact with the dental hygienist and the dentist who is doing your work. Having limited outside interaction is best, especially if you have not been in a social setting in a while. 

Have a checkup and introduction before your appointment

Prior to having your dental cleaning and complete checkup, you can go to the dentist office and have a meeting. Introduce yourself to the front desk staff and to the dentist. The dental clinic may be able to give you a short, preliminary checkup to determine what needs to be done during your longer appointment. This kills two birds with one stone. You will be able to meet and get comfortable with the staff and you will know what you need done to your teeth and how long the appointment will take. This provides you with time to prepare. 

Let them know if you dislike small talk

If small talk tends to make you anxious, it can make it hard to sit inside of the chair at the dentist's office and wait for your service to be performed. Let your dental clinic workers know that you experiencing anxiety and you tend to like silence in order to feel comfortable. As healthcare professionals, your dental staff may be sure that the room is silent and that you can close your eyes during servicing.This will make it easier to get through a long dental service without feeling the need to walk away. 


14 December 2017