4 Ways to Change Your Perspective About Seeing the Dentist

Do you look forward to your dental checkups? At Dream Dentist, we love seeing our patients in O’Fallon. But, we also know that some new people only call us because of necessity…not because they like seeing a dentist.

Here are a few steps you can take to change your opinion about making a dental appointment:

Focus on Prevention

It’s easier for you to prevent large or painful dental conditions than to have someone else repair them after they get too bad to live with. Through regular preventive care appointments, we can quickly identify problems when they’re smaller and easier to correct.

Ask for Sedation (Why Not?)

Sedation dentistry is convenient for any dental treatment. Why not request it during your appointment? No matter what your background is, feeling like you’re napping right through a dental checkup can mean the difference in sweating bullets and looking forward to your next visit.

Schedule Visits Early in the Morning

Don’t book your appointment toward the end of the day…if you do, you’ll spend all morning and afternoon worrying about it. Instead, schedule your cleaning or filling for first thing in the morning. You’ll be able to go through the rest of the day glad that you got your treatment over with!

Start Small

Maybe it’s best that you get your small filling before jumping right in and having a crown made. Short visits can help you get to know our dentist better, so that you’ll grow comfortable with our team and how we work.

Our O’Fallon family dentist is here to help you keep your smile bright and healthy for life. Schedule your checkup with us every six months!