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Wilkes Barre Family Dentist Dr. James C. DeFinnis

Smiling Your Way through a Dental Visit

For most people, getting onto the dentist’s chair, even if it’s just for dental cleaning, isn’t always the best of prospects. Yet you don’t always have to dread dental visits, after all, it’s an absolutely essential part of maintaining proper dental health. Here are a few thoughts that should make for a nice, smooth and pain-free dental visit.

BackMountainDentalChoose Your Dentist

Get a dentist whom you can trust and feel comfortable around. The stress you experience when you go into the dentist’s office could hinge on having a casual but heartfelt social relationship with your dentist. It’s hard to imagine being comfortable when a complete stranger works on your teeth and mouth.


Another great way to get over any dental anxiety is to get enough rest the night before your appointment. This way, you’ll wake up refreshed and ready for your cleaning or whatever dental treatment you’ll need to have. Being well-rested can also help you efficiently manage pain and discomfort.

Dental Sedation

Technology has always sought to make everyday life better – and with a successful innovation like dental sedation, you barely have to feel any pain even in the most invasive of dental treatments. Tech like IV sedation allows you to basically sleep or relax through the procedure.


February 7, 2014 - Posted by | Cosmetic Dentistry, General Dentistry, Oral Hygiene | , ,

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