Think Positive

Most patients don’t like coming to the dentist unless it’s for a simple cleaning, teeth whitening or perhaps a smile makeover.  We get that.  Not many people get motivated to have a filling done.  Nobody wakes up in the morning and says, “I can’t wait for someone to drill on my teeth!”  Whether you like it or not, it doesn’t change the fact that the treatment needs to get done.  In fact, it’s likely the most important treatment to get done as fillings and crowns are what save your teeth.  But some patients still like to say, “I hate being here”.   Let’s see if we can remedy this negativity some.

A lot of patients don’t mind getting dentistry done.  The patients that don’t get upset know that the alternative of not discovering or simply ignoring their dental problems would be much worse.   Instead of thinking or saying, “I need a filling? Oh great!  Thanks for ruining my day!” they think, “I need a filling and it will save my tooth?  I get to keep my tooth if we do this?”  See the difference?  They think about how they get to keep chewing food, not wake up with a swollen face while on vacation, smile and not look like a jack-o-lantern, etc. etc.

If you look for it, there’s usually a bright side to everything.  You get to choose what you want to focus on.  Simple as that.