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5 Ways to Prepare for Your Dentist Appointment

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You may be experiencing some anxiety or fear about your upcoming dental appointment, and that’s OK! We understand visiting the dentist doesn’t seem like the most fun thing to do, but try to remember that it’ll be an investment in exceptional oral and overall health. One of the best ways to fight your fears is to do all you can to prepare for your visit. Read on for a few simple tips to get ready for your next appointment at our friendly dental practice, Sycamore Hills Dentistry!

1. Verify Your Appointment

Be sure that you have confirmed your scheduled appointment at least 24 hours in advance. Set a reminder on your phone or calendar so you don’t forget the date or time of your appointment. If you are nervous about coming alone, make plans with a buddy to attend with you for moral support.

2. Sleep

A good night’s sleep the day before your appointment will be beneficial in many ways. Sufficient rest will help ease your nerves, allow you to relax, and keep your mind feeling fresh and alert. Lack of sleep can cause people to be quite forgetful—you don’t want to forget any questions that you may have for Dr. Rorick or our expert teamWe also offer sedation dentistry options to help you feel calm throughout your appointment. Ask us for more information!

3. Get New Patient Documents Ready

If you are a new patient to our office, check out our new patient specials! Additionally, have all the necessary paperwork filled out and documents organized before your appointment. This includes records from past dental offices, your insurance information, and our office’s new patient forms.

4. Come Early

Arriving a bit early to your appointment allows you to feel more comfortable and relaxed with our office’s modern environment. You can enjoy our complimentary beverage bar, internet station, warm-scented towels, and one of our cozy blankets and pillows. If you are bringing children, they can pick out a toy to hold during their treatment and check out our interactive dance floor. It’s also good to be early as a new patient in case there are any other forms that you may need to fill out.

5. Establish Daily Dental Hygiene

Before you venture off to your dental appointment, be sure to thoroughly brush and floss your teeth so your mouth is in the best shape possible. Don’t overdo it though; you don’t want to damage your teeth and gums from excessive friction. And remember, it’s best to establish an outstanding daily oral care routine far in advance of your trip to the dentist by brushing twice a day for two minutes each time, brushing your tongue every day, flossing at least once a day, drinking plenty of water, and eating a healthy diet.

Are You Ready, Freddy?

If you are ready to schedule or confirm your biannual dental appointment at Sycamore Hills Dentistry, contact us today! We look forward to seeing you at our Fort Wayne office soon.