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Can Art Help Beat Your Fear of Seeing Your Woodlands Dentist?

added on: January 11, 2021

Welcome to 2021! This is the year to let go of your fears — especially when it comes to seeing your Woodlands dentist for a checkup, cleaning, or to complete treatment. However, for so many people, it’s not so easy to schedule an appointment, showing up to our Woodlands dental office, and getting the work you need efficiently and affordably. It can be downright scary, and we want you to know we go out of our way to do everything we can to make you comfortable. 

We recently came across this Dental News article that talks about the relationship between art and dentistry, or more importantly, how it can help patients struggling with anxiety.

Struggling with Dental Fear in The Woodlands? You’re Not Alone!

The National Institutes of Health report that nearly 30 percent of the American population has some type of dental anxiety. Sadly, about 12 percent of U.S. patients live with extreme fear of even setting foot in a dental office. Like we said before, your Woodlands dentist has all kinds of treatments and techniques to help you relax in the office, including understanding how the age-old powers of artwork can also benefit nervous or fearful patients. 

Something Else to Focus On

Some dental offices can feel cold and clinical, compared to the more desirable warm and inviting environment we try to create each day in our dental offices in The Woodlands. One way to add some personality and even welcome distractions to an office is to carefully curate a cheerful, uplifting, or relaxing look to your office walls. As a patient, don’t you agree that this extra little step could make you feel more at home and less focused on feeling stressed? The article says that one study conducted at the University of Westminster found that looking at art for even as little as a half-hour can lower cortisol levels or stress in your body. Think about how much it can instantly improve and influence your mood.

Make 2021 the year you throw out your anxiety and say hello to a relaxed, friendly approach to oral health at our Woodlands dental offices. If you have questions about your anxiety-relief and smile care, please don’t hesitate to contact our knowledgeable team of dentists. We understand, and we’re here to help!

Find your ideal dentist — today: 

Dr. Leslie Blackburn (Pediatric Dentistry) – Growing Great Grins

Dr. Robert Dernick (General, Cosmetic, Implant Dentistry, and TMJ) – Robert G. Dernick, DDS

Dr. David Epstein (General, Cosmetic Dentistry & Sleep Apnea) – Epstein & Vakil General & Cosmetic Dentistry

Dr. Mike Freeman (General, Cosmetic, Implant, Sleep Apnea, and TMJ) – Dr. Mike Freeman Cosmetic & Family Dentistry

Dr. Alisa Reed (General, Cosmetic, Implant, Laser, Sleep Apnea, and TMJ) – Dental Designs by Alisa Reed

Dr. Wade Williams (Orthodontics) – Wade Williams, DDS, MS

Dr. Nikita Vakil ( General, Cosmetic, Implant Dentistry) – Epstein & Vakil General & Cosmetic Dentistry