It may seem like everyone hates going to the dentist thanks to television shows and movies consistently portraying visits to the dentist as horrifying experiences. While some people genuinely do dislike going to the dentist out of fear or anxiety, there are actually many people who love their twice-a-year professional cleanings and checkups! A recent article published on BuzzFeed, sponsored by the American Dental Association, even gathered some quotes to help illustrate this in more detail. Here are a few of them:
"I LOVE the goodie bags. I save every travel-size tube of toothpaste. Dentist bags are my preferred swag bags." — Brita W.
Who doesn't love free stuff, especially when it can be used on something fun like travel?! And that floss dental offices put in there? So much better than the cheap stuff from the value store.
"I have a great smile and great teeth. Well, let me clarify. That's what I'm told when I go to the dentist, and that's also why I like going. I get a lot of compliments." — Tammy T.
We all love getting compliments. And when compliments are handed out at a dental checkup, they help motivate us to focus on healthier, whiter teeth between dentist visits. If your smile needs a little extra help, you can look forward to specific, targeted advice from the dentist to help you reach that healthy, happy teeth status for your next visit.
"I like that I can just lie there with my eyes closed. I don't have to speak to anyone, and the chairs are pretty comfy, so it's a nice break during my workday." — Dana V.
There's nothing like a relaxing break in the middle of a workday that is completely excused thanks to that doctor's note! Lay back, relax and maybe even take a little nap.
When it comes to visiting the dentist, it doesn't have to be a scary or anxiety-driven experience. It's all about perspective. We're here to help keep your smile beautiful and healthy. And for those who experience anxiety or fear, we offer sedation options to help ease those fears and help you get the care you need and deserve to keep your smile looking and feeling its best.
Want to learn more or make an appointment? Call Dr. Norman's office today at 425-366-7983.