Advocating for ourselves to our dentist can seem like a daunting challenge, and even brings anxiety for some. “Has anything been bothering you lately?” the dental hygienist asks while you are lying down, light shining on your face. All of the sudden, the laundry list of questions you’ve created suddenly flees from your mind. Throughout the visit, you remember the toothache that has been a pain but can’t seem to find a good time to bring it up to the dentist. This is a common scenario for so many, and we're here to help you get through it.
Learning to be an advocate for yourself is a crucial step to building a great relationship with your dentist and making sure you are on the road to success for your oral care journey. But how? We’ve compiled tips and tactics to help you overcome the fear of a dentist appointment and help you advocate for yourself.