Never allow anxiety to interfere with your dental health. While that may be easier said than done, it is possible. According to researchers at the University of Gothenburg in Sweden, patients who have overcome dental anxiety look for little distractions and employ such strategies as prayer, optimism, and mental distancing.
In addition, it pays to keep an open mind and to alert your dentist about exactly what triggers your anxiety. This way, you can make it easier for your dentist and the dental office staff to react accordingly and avoid misinterpreting a sudden, fear-driven outburst. Establishing trust, after all, requires both parties to pull their respective weights.