One of my patients is a definite Pro at seeing the dentist. She has definitely logged in hundreds of hours in a dental chair. But when I see her in the chair, I might as well have Buddha in the chair. Cool as a cucumber. Chill. Chill. Chill.
I noticed the relaxed state that she was in and asked her, “Do you get anxious here at the dentist?”
She replied, “I don’t allow myself to get anxious. I put the most pleasant picture in my head and focus on that picture.”So, if your most pleasant visual, is sitting in Hawaii, at the beach, drinking a Margarita, then that’s what you focus on.
Many of our patients use little hacks to stay calm during their appointment. Some people will bring their phone and listen to music, a book or a podcast.
With the ridiculous amount of capabilities our phones have today, this is totally doable. Figure out your calming hack and bring it with you to your next appointment.
If you haven’t scheduled your routine cleaning appointment in a while, please visit us at mydente.com or call us 773-292-1911 to schedule your appointment.
Floss like a madman!Emilio “Creating Serenity” Couret