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Cure Your Dental Fears

cure your dental fears

According to current research, 10% of people avoid the dentist because of fear or anxiety and 5% of people actually have a dental phobia.  We understand that some fears stem from negative experiences, while others can be learned from close family or friends.

Whatever the case may be, at the Centre Dentaire LaSalle, your comfort and satisfaction are our top priority.  When you visit our office, you will quickly see that we are a friendly team of gentle, dental professionals.  We are here to help you, not hurt you.

Need a little fear busting?  Call our office today to book a free consultation or simply drop by.  We’ll gladly give you a tour of the office and show you how easy visiting the dentist can be.

Also, if there is ever anything that you are nervous about, please talk to one of our team members, or click here to submit your concerns.  Letting us know what you are worried about helps us help you.

You can reach us at (514) 364-3366 or click here to visit our website. Also be sure to visit our Facebook page to keep up with information that affect your dental health and wellness.

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Are You Afraid of the Dentist?

afraid of the dentist

Do you worry about dental appointments? Does the sound of a drill make you flinch? If so, you’re not alone. Millions of people avoid the dentist every year because of traumatic childhood experiences, pain as adults, or negative TV/movie stereotypes.

To eliminate some of your fear, we have six steps to help you overcome any dental anxiety before visiting Centre Dentaire LaSalle.

> Step 1 – What Are You Afraid Of?
Is it the sounds? The equipment? An experience? Write down all of your fears, one by one.

> Step 2 – Don’t Wait
The more frequently you visit the dentist, the less dental work your mouth will need. Having regular dental appointments helps prevent many, if not most, dental problems.

> Step 3 – Bring a Distraction
Distracting your mind or listening to an iPod during your appointment is a great idea. Just close your eyes and get lost in the music.

> Step 4 – Relax
Inhale slowly, count to five, and then exhale slowly. Repeat this slow breathing until you feel more relaxed. It will help you feel more at ease during your visit.

> Step 5 – Ask
Before any procedure, ask our dental team any question. We are here to make your dental care experience as comfortable as possible. If you are ever concerned about something, just ask.

> Step 6 – We Are Here to Help
As health care professionals, we want to help improve your oral and overall health, and we will never judge you or the state of your mouth. Our dental team will do everything we can to ensure you have a comfortable, pain-free experience.

If you have have any questions or if you experience any dental fears, please contact our office at (514) 364-3366 or click here to visit our website. Also, be sure to visit our Facebook page to keep up with information that affect your dental health and wellness.

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