People love scary movies. They even enough amusement park rides that can be a little scary.
But no one wants to feel scared at the dentist office. Dental anxiety is a serious concern that prevents millions of Americans from getting the oral care they need every year.
If you are someone who is fearful about visiting the dentist, we hope you will reconsider in 2019. More specifically, we encourage you to visit our team in Florence, SC. With our supportive, patient-first approach to dentistry and our sedation dentistry, we feel confident that you will feel comfortable visiting us for years to come.
Before you schedule an appointment, we welcome you to call 843-627-4076 or to visit Advanced Dental Center in person to learn more about us. We can help you keep your smile for life!
Keep Your Healthy Smile
We don’t want to mislead you in any way. Brushing and flossing your teeth is extremely important for your overall oral health. There are good reasons the American Dental Association recommends brushing twice daily (for two minutes each time) and flossing every day.
Yet, even if you follow those recommendations to the T, you still have a chance of developing cavities or gum disease. At the same time, we know that most people don’t brush and floss exactly the way they should every single time. That’s not a judgment. It’s just an acknowledgment that we are all people who aren’t perfect.
That’s also why the ADA recommends getting professional dental cleanings and exams regularly, too. Getting professional care from people who help you feel comfortable certainly makes this easier to do.
It’s why we strive to create a friendly, welcoming, and relaxing space for all our patients.
Stay Calm & Protect Your Teeth
Knowing that you should visit the dentist and actually making an appointment are two different things, however. We understand there are a lot of reasons you may experience dental anxiety, too.
You may have heard a story of someone else’s bad dental experience. You may have gone to another dentist office that wasn’t as concerned about making your comfort a priority. You may have had a somewhat judgmental dentist when you were younger, someone who made you feel bad for having a cavity (even though more than 90 percent of people will get at least one). You also could be concerned about gagging.
Any of these reasons and plenty of others can cause you to feel hesitant to make an appointment.
We want to ease those concerns with our patient-centered approach. For many people, our compassionate team and our comfort options are plenty to help them relax. At our office, you can have a neck pillow, blanket, or a neck massage during your visit.
For patients who need more help to relax, our sedation options are a blessing. Whether you choose oral sedation or IV sedation, you can remain pain-free and worry-free during any procedure you might need.
We’ll be happy to answer any questions you may have about either of these options.
Your First Step Is Contacting Us
If you haven’t visited a dentist office in years, we understand making an appointment may seem difficult. This is why we invite you to get to know more about us by calling 843-627-4076, contacting us online, or stopping by Advanced Dental Center first.
We think you’ll feel more comfortable making an appointment as you get to know more about us and our approach to patient care.