While few are comfortable enough to think nothing of it, most people associate a dental visit with emotions ranging from utter dread to mild anxiety, even at the thought of something as routine as a teeth cleaning.
Such emotions often stem from unpleasant experiences in the past, “horror” stories from others and let’s face it–the thought of something sharp or a loud drill in your mouth doesn’t paint the most appealing picture.
Of course I’m biased (occupational hazard), but after years of encountering such emotions, I’ve learned that changing minds and perceptions–to some degree, at least–is entirely possible, yes, even about the dentist.
Changing Your Mindset
Don’t you do it already? If you’ve ever quit smoking, tackled your taxes yourself or even started a new exercise routine, you’ve changed a habit, which essentially starts with changing your mindset.
By ignoring past setbacks, expecting success, and taking the first step. Then the next, and then another.
What keeps you going is the focus on the end result, the “prize” of being smoke-free, signing off your tax forms and looking better in the mirror. And yes, even getting that sparkling, healthy smile.
Liking The Dentist
While the common perception of dentistry is not flattering, many dentists who don’t fit that mold at all.
For example, in our practice, where we have systems set up to make patients feel comfortable, where we listen to what patients are saying, and focus on comfort in spite of the anxiety we know to expect, it’s not uncommon (for us) to change the old perception.
So what exactly is our m.o.? To invite the kind of folks who
- want and value great dental care,
- get that we love to make each person feel special AND comfortable
- like to have fun doing it.
Each person on our team knows and believes in that. We have technology and tools, but all that stuff has one goal–to help you make your dental home with us for life.
Our hope is that you will perceive us the way we want: We want to make you feel good about dental care, and change a few minds along the way for those who don’t.
Are you ready…finally!….to like going to the dentist? Then call or email us for an appointment:
(214) 522-3110 www.raodentistry.com
Photo credit: Salvatore Vuono