This past Monday, we had a tornado warning in the western suburbs.
We live in La Grange and the tornado hit the suburbs right next to us.
Our whole neighborhood was very concerned because the tornado sirens were going off. The sky got really dark really fast.
While this was going on, I was at Dente, working on a patient and apparently, my family was trying to get a hold of me to make sure I was ok.
I was fine, but in their minds, I was in my car being carried in a funnel cloud.
As a youngster, I used to get freaked out about tornados.
We would have tornado drills a couple of times a year in grammar school.
When I moved to Iowa for grad school, that fear of tornados went away.
Iowa is part of tornado alley and pretty frequently we would have to move to a secure room to avoid any flying glass.
Everyone was pretty relaxed and calm. For them, it was a part of their life, having tornados.
I remember, one year I was at a wedding in Des Moines Iowa and a tornado had touched down, just a few miles away. The hotel let everyone know of the tornado and pulled their curtains to avoid any flying glass.
Everyone at the wedding kept eating their dinner and it was business as usual.
This is normal behavior for many people.
If you experience many of the same scares, often enough, and nothing happens like you imagined, then slowly but surely, you become less afraid.
We see this quite often, with our Anxiety Free dental patients.
Many people in the United States experience dental anxiety.
At Dente, we will give those dental patients anxiety reducing pills that will help them relax during their appointments.
For many of these patients, after multiple successful dental appointments, they usually don’t require the anxiety reducing medication anymore. They notice this and are proud of their progress.
They lose most, if not all of their fear, of going to the dentist.
If you are anxious about going to the dentist and would like an Anxiety Free Dental consultation, please visit us at mydente.com or call 773-292-1911 today!
Floss Like A Madman!
Emilio “Twister Town” Couret