If you are nervous or anxious about your upcoming dental appointment, our Hansen Dental Care team is happy to give you the tips you need to finally feel more comfortable in the dental chair!

To help you feel safe and relaxed, Dr. Robert E. Hansen Jr., DDS and our team recommend doing the following things when you come in for your appointment:

-Share your dental fears with us. If we know about your anxiety and nervousness, we will be able to cater to your needs and alter the treatment so you can feel more comfortable and relaxed.

-Focus on your breathing during treatment. It’s best to breathe regularly and slowly so you can increase your oxygen levels and feel less panicked.

-Bring a portable audio player with you so you can listen to music during your appointment. The music can help you stay relaxed and comfortable and it can also block out the sounds of the dental tools that are being used.

-Do not drink caffeine before your visit. Caffeine tends to increase your heart rate, which might make the situation worse.

-Try to eat high-protein foods before your appointment. These foods produce a calming effect, which will help you feel better in the hands of the dentist.

For more information and tips about how to relieve your dental anxiety in Pasadena, California, please don’t hesitate to give our office a call at 626-793-2273. The sooner you call our office, the sooner you’ll have the information you need to finally wash away your dental fears. We are more than happy to help you in any way we can!