LOS ANGELES, March 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- According to the American Dentist Association, 75% of all adults in the United States have dental fear. That's 3 out of every 4 people. That number is particularly troublesome when the fact that 3 out of every 4 adults also have some level of periodontal disease is taken into consideration. Clearly, dental anxiety and poor dental hygiene have some correlation. Adding evidence to that notion is the statistic that up to 30% of those who experience dental fear state that they put off or avoid the dentist entirely. Nevertheless, access to quality dental care is important. Regular checkups and receiving treatments is the only surefire way to maintain good oral health, but just getting there can be tricky for nervous patients. Fortunately, highly experienced dentists like the team at Medical Center have the ability to treat patients with dental fear with warm, gentle treatment for the entire family.
A well trained, quality dentist is well aware of the fact that their services are viewed with hesitation by the general public despite being essential. "White coat syndrome" exists within every field of medicine, as many patients experience some level of anxiety around medical professionals. Doctors and medical staff can cause people to feel nervous because they wield significant authority, and often must physically engage with patients in a manner that leaves them feeling vulnerable. This is very much true within dentistry which requires operating in a patient's mouth with a set of tools that may seem intimidating. Research has shown that a perceived lack of power and control is one major cause of white coat syndrome and dental fear. An experienced dentist knows how to provide treatment to a patient while placing any potential anxieties at ease.
Patients seeking a West Hills dentist search for the same qualities that patients value all across the country. A dentist and their team must be warm, professional, and approachable. Providing gentle treatment helps to reassure nervous patients, and makes for a better, more positive overall experience. Because many dental fears stem from stimulus generalization from antiseptic smells, or cold, clinical aesthetics, many dental offices provide their patients with a comfortable and cozy environment. Such an atmosphere fosters a better emotional experience, and, when combined with excellent gentle treatment, can effectively circumvent fear or anxiety.
As a popular center for dental treatments, including cosmetic dentistry in West Hills, the team at Medical Center Dental Care is completely committed to providing outstanding care to all, including patients who struggle with dental anxiety. By providing and re-enforcing positive experiences, their highly trained team is able to build a strong foundation of care and compassion that can go a long way toward treating dental fear. To help reach as many patients as possible, their full range of dental services covers a variety of specialties for most patients, including anyone looking for a children's dentist in Woodland Hills. For more information or to schedule an appointment today, please visit www.mc-westhillsdentalcare.com or call (818) 452-0038.
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