Is your dentist appointment coming close? Are you a bit worried about your visit? Well, you are not alone. Many people are afraid of visiting dentists, and stress about the examination and the pain you may experience. This is also one of the main reasons why many people (even adults) put off visiting their dentist, and only go when they already have a dental problem, or the problem is getting worse.

To help ease your nervesand to make your visit to the dentist smoother for you, we have curated a list of things to do to prepare for your dental check-up:

  1. Make sure your dentist has all our information
  2. If you are visiting a dentist for the first time, it is important that they have all your information. This includes information about your prior dental procedures and treatments you have undergone, any medications you are on, or any allergies you may have.

    This will allow your dentist to be prepared for your visit and for any procedures he may need to perform.
  3. Get to your appointment early
  4. Having to rush can make your experience at the dentist more stressful, and even worse if you may miss your appointment. Be sure that you get to your appointment a little early so that you can fill out any forms without rushing. This also allows you time to ask the staff at reception any questions. Being at the dental clinic early also gives you time to calm yourself down before going in to see the dentist if you are feeling nervous.

  5. Make a list
  6. If you are experiencing any discomfort or pain, or have any questions, come to your appointment prepared with a list. By having these questions or concerns written down, you won’t forget to mention it to the dentist during your consultation.

  7. Thoroughly clean your mouth
  8. Make sure that you maintain proper oral hygiene every day. It is important to brush your teeth at least twice a day. This will also help your dentist check how well you clean your teeth and mouth and will be able to provide advice on how to improve your daily cleanings.

  9. Eat before
  10. Eating a meal before your dental appointment can make all the difference. If you get hungry before your appointment, you may begin feeling unwell and lightheaded, and if your dentist needs to perform any small procedures, you may be unable to eat for a few hours after your visit.

    At Soothing Care Dental, your local Five Dock dental clinic, making our patients experience at the dentist a pleasant one is our top priority. We are always available to answer any questions, give us a call today, and book a consultation.