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The Only Thing Scarier Than Seeing the Dentist Could be Not Seeing the Dentist

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If going to the dentist ranks high on your list of things to avoid, you’re in good company. Recent findings by the Dental Fears Research Clinic at the University of Washington revealed that 20% of people find dental visits so frightening that they delay or avoid proper dental care as a result. Two out of three of these people developed their dental fears based on a previous bad experience at the dentist. Even so, given the dangerous consequences of not getting proper dental care, it’s well worth making the effort to overcome any anxiety.

Although it’s understandable that a negative experience can create dental fears, avoiding the dentist is the worst way to deal with it. By not getting professional, routine dental care, the chances of tooth decay and other dental problems are increased, which will likely create the need for more time and expense at the family dentistry office.

A caring, affordable dentist in Ocala can ease your dental fears by explaining the procedure in detail so you know what to expect, and arrange for you to signal if you feel uncomfortable during the procedure, prompting the dentist to stop treatment to give you a short break.

Since family dentistry experts know that some patients have dental fears, many have designed their offices with features to distract anxious patients during procedures. Soothing music, televisions for watching movies, and calming paintings help patients relax. In certain circumstances, they are able to prescribe mild sedatives for those with severe dental fears.

Parents who have dental fears should shield their kids from their own concerns so their children learn that professional dental care as a regular part of a healthy lifestyle. They should try to make the visit to the family dentistry office a positive experience, but let kids know that while they may feel some discomfort, they’ll end up with a brighter, healthier smile.

Fortunately, you can find a compassionate, affordable dentist in Ocala who understands the dental fears of patients and the needs of children.

To get the dental care you deserve from an affordable dentist in Ocala, call Advanced Dental Care of Shady Road today at (352) 433-4934 or make an appointment.

Advanced Dental Care offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Ocala. With 21 affiliated practices throughout Florida, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Advanced Dental Care of Shady Road, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Advanced Dental Care of Shady Road. 

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