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Misconceptions About Dentists

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It’s no secret that a lot of people do not enjoy going to the dentist. One wonders, though, if some of the reasons people don’t like going to the dentist are based on untruths. People have a lot of misconceptions about dentists, and a lot of those erroneous beliefs might make them put off their regularly scheduled visits.

Let’s take a look at some of the more common myths people believe about dentists, and get to the truth of the matter so you don’t put off seeing your Edina dentist.

Fact or Fiction?

Dentists do not have the patience to deal with patients who are anxious or nervous about sitting in the dental chair.

False! In fact, your dentist receives special training in dealing with patients who have anxiety about receiving dental treatment. There a many people who have dental anxiety, and dentists are happy to do whatever they can to ensure their comfort while they are being treated.

There is nothing that can be done to overcome a patient’s fear of the dentist.

False! There are any number of things that can be done for patients, including various types of sedation dentistry. In addition, sometimes just knowledge can do a lot to waylay patients’ fears, so make sure you talk with your dentist so you understand exactly what treatment will entail. Don’t agree to receive treatment until you are completely comfortable with the procedure as well as the reasons for it.

Dentists are shocked to see patients come in who are in poor oral health.

False! Even if you think your mouth is the worst, it is almost a given that your dentist has seen people in worse oral health. And further, your dentist will not be judgmental; he or she will be happy that you have come in to receive the oral care you need.

I don’t really need to visit the dentist if I am not having any problems in my mouth.

False! In fact, nothing could be further than the truth. Prevention is key when it comes to your oral health, and regular dental examinations and cleanings are a big part of that. In addition, regular visits to the dentist will ensure that problems that do come up are caught while they are still easier and less expensive to treat.

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Don’t let misconceptions about the dentist keep you from seeing your Edina dentist. Give us a call today and make an appointment for an examination and cleaning!

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