Dental Fear and Anxiety

Are you anxious about going to the dentist? You’re not alone. Many people experience dental fear and anxiety.
We can help you overcome your fear and get the care you need.

Dental Fear and Anxiety

Do you ever get nervous just thinking about going to the dentist? You might be worrying unnecessarily. Dental fear and anxiety can be overcome. Thanks to the numerous advancements made in dentistry, dental procedures and consultation are now more efficient and comfortable than ever before.

Besides the increasingly common use of laughing gas sedation and painless dental injections, here are some positive techniques that work wonders for clients with dental fear. Try them at your next dental appointment.

Tips for Dental Fear and Anxiety

Time of Day

You should schedule the appointment at a time when you feel most relaxed.

Try to choose a time for your dental visit when you’re less likely to be rushed or under pressure. Block out an hour before and after your dental appointment so that you have plenty of time.

It is also a good idea to check with the dental receptionist as to the practice’s busiest periods so you can avoid waiting, and the dentist and staff have more time to help you.

Share your Anxiety

It’s often best to be open about your fears. If you’re tense or anxious, tell our dentist and the dental staff. Getting your concerns out in the open will let us adapt the treatment to your needs.

If the sound of the drill bothers you, bring a portable audio player and headset so you can listen to your favorite music. During the dental visit you might try visualizing yourself relaxing on a warm beach.

Extent of Treatment

The first appointment should really be used to build rapport with your dentist, and allow him or her to alleviate some of your fears.

  • Timing: Our dentist will let you go at your own pace.
  • Control: A useful way of making sure you feel in control is to discuss a signal- such as a raised hand- that lets us know that you need to stop for a break.
  • Specific Concerns: Make sure you tell our dentist if there are any specific areas that make you anxious, or if you have had traumatic experiences with dentistry in the past.

Support

Request to sit in while the dentist treats another friend or family member so that you can become accustomed to the environment.

Some people find that taking a friend or close family member along, (either to meet the dentist for the first time, or during treatment to hold their hand (or both), is very helpful to get over the dental fear and anxiety. You may also want to bring someone along to keep you company in the waiting room.

Techniques used  for Dental Fear and Anxiety

painless dental injections

Painless Dental Injections

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Laughing Gas Sedation

Laughing Gas Sedation

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Insurance & Subsidies

AIA dental Insurance

AIA

Smilepoint is an accredited service provider with IHP & AIA Dental Insurance.

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Medisave dental claim

Medisave

Smilepoint is a CPF Medisave-accredited dental clinic for dental surgeries.

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CHAS

We are a CHAS-approved dental clinic. We accept valid CHAS, Merdeka and Pioneer Generation cards.

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Baby Bonus Scheme CDA

Smilepoint is a Baby Bonus (CDA) approved institution. You can use the funds from the CDA for dental treatments.

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Clara Li
Clara Li
31/12/2023
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philip glickman
philip glickman
30/06/2023
Well managed. Very prompt and professional. Immaculate facilities. Recommended.
Mohammad Faizal
Mohammad Faizal
29/04/2023
Great service! Thank you 😁
Mohanakrishna Tamilaras
Mohanakrishna Tamilaras
29/04/2023
Staff were very kind and were informative in dental hygiene.
Peggy Wong
Peggy Wong
29/04/2023
Dr Mabel was such a gem to my 5 years old ! Highly recommended Very kids friendly environment and the staff are Superb !
Derrick Wee
Derrick Wee
26/04/2023
Had my teeth whitening done with Dr Mark and I was very happy with the result! The whole procedure was smooth and he made me feel at ease. Dr Mark’s knowledge, skills and kindness is admirable. Friendly staff at Smilepoint Dental too!
Suraj Patil
Suraj Patil
26/04/2023
Setting up appointment is easy. They will send reminders. Checking in and out is easy and fast. Been seeing Dr Ismeeta for years, fantastic dentist.

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