How to Relax

We enjoy making your dental experience a pleasant one, but much depends on how much you prepare for your dental visit.

Here are some tips on things you can do in order to be more relaxed before and during your dental visit.

7 Tips to have a More Relaxed Dental Visit:

  • Tell us if you feel fearful, tense or anxious. Bringing your fears out into the open can help us tailor the treatment and pace to suit your needs.
  • Try to schedule your dental visit for a time when you won’t be rushed or physically strained. You may find an early appointment less stressful than rushing to see us directly after work.
  • Get a good night’s sleep the night before and eat light meals the day of your appointment.
  • Wear loose, comfortable clothes to your dental appointment. Avoid wearing tight collars or clothes that will restrict your movement.
  • Arrange a signal ahead of time, such as raising your hand, to indicate you are feeling discomfort or need a break from a procedure.
  • Bring your own device to listen to music you enjoy. Try visualization–focusing on a relaxing scene from a vacation spot and holding it before your “minds” eye during treatment.
  • Talk with us about medications that are available to help create more relaxed, comfortable dental visits. The type of procedure, your overall health, history of allergies and your anxiety level are considered when determining which approach is best for your particular case.

We are conveniently located on Maplecrest Road across from Bettendorf High School, near the Genesis Medical Plaza, and one block east of 18th Street.