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The time has come for your biannual dental cleaning and exam at 21st Century Dental Care, but you are a little nervous. You may be surprised to learn that dental fears and anxieties are common. Luckily, there are some ways that you and your dentist can overcome your nervousness together.

Tell your dentist about your fears immediately. From your very first phone call to schedule a visit, be honest and upfront about your fears. That way, Dr. Vitaly Friedman can meet your dental needs while helping you feel comfortable.

Go to your first appointment with someone you trust. Bring a relative or a friend who does not have any dental fears with you to your first visit.

Establish a signal. Have some kind of cue, like raising your hand, to let your dentist know that you are uncomfortable and you would like them to stop for a minute. This can give you the chance to rinse, or even catch a breath.

Seek distraction while in the dental chair. Listen to music with headphones during treatment. You can also watch TV in the treatment room.

We welcome you to contact our welcoming dental office so we can discuss your dental and comfort needs and so you can schedule a reservation with our dentist in Basking Ridge, New Jersey.