Dentist Allentown, PA
George F. Carr, D.M.D.
1259 South Cedar Crest Blvd.
Allentown, PA 18103

610-776-7760

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 How to Overcome Anxiety
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How to Overcome Anxiety
How to Overcome Anxiety
Some people have anxiety about seeing a dentist for the first time, or after a long period of abstaining. Unfounded fears about pain or other preconceived notions, even the characteristic smell of antiseptics or the sound of a dental drill remembered from younger days can contribute to this anxiety.

Here are some tips to help prepare you for your visit:
  • A few hours before your visit, refrain from drinking coffee, soda, or any other beverage that may make you jittery and nervous.
  • Eat foods high in protein, including cheese and eggs, because they can produce a calming effect on your body.
  • Don't rush getting dressed or driving to your appointment.
  • Get plenty of rest the night before, so you arrive calm and relaxed.
  • Tell our office if you are nervous or have anxiety so that a treatment plan can be designed specifically for you.
  • A cd player is available at the office so bring your favorite cd or select from our cd's.
  • Cable to is available in each operatory for your viewing.