Smiling Couple Walking Along RiverThe overall health and well-being of our doctors’ patients are prioritized above all else at Clagett Dental in Elizabethtown. Every year, our doctors hear about patients who have let their oral health care fall behind, and who haven’t kept up with their regular cleaning appointments. Oftentimes, this can cause fear or embarrassment for these patients, thinking that their dentist will be too alarmed by their teeth, or that their dentist won’t be able to help them anymore.

At Clagett Dental, you don’t have to worry about any of that. Our doctors will never make you feel ashamed or bad about the condition of your teeth. Their true desire is to help you restore your oral health and protect your overall health. If you’ve missed a few years of visits with your Elizabethtown dentist and your embarrassment is keeping you from making that much-needed appointment, keep reading. We’re going to talk more about how you can overcome your embarrassment of returning to the dentist after a long period of time.

Don’t Let Fear Get the Best of You

As we mentioned, our doctors at Clagett Dental prioritize patient care above all else. They will never judge you or talk down to you about your teeth. If you’re suffering from pain or discomfort in your teeth or gums, or you have loose or missing teeth, make plans to visit a dentist in our office so you can be treated, and on your way to improved oral function.

The truth is that dentists choose to be dentists for a reason—especially the dentists at Clagett Dental in Elizabethtown. They chose their profession because they want to help people. So you can rest assured that your teeth won’t shock them.

How to Overcome Your Embarrassment

Instead of being embarrassed about the state of your teeth, or your long absence from the dentist chair, consider these few tips to overcome your embarrassment so you can have a successful visit with your dentist:

  • Talk to your dentist about your concerns – When you come in to see one of our doctors at Clagett Dental in Elizabethtown, explain to him or her why you feel embarrassed and what it was that kept you away for so long. This information will help your dentist know how to best put your mind at ease as they treat you.
  • Consider the help you can receive – Taking time to visit your dentist, no matter how long you’ve been away, will reap benefits. Your dentist will be able to treat any existing issues you have and help prevent them from getting worse.
  • Relax – Our doctors understand how difficult it can be to visit a dentist after a long period of time. They recommend trying relaxation techniques like deep breathing and meditation before your visit to help calm your nerves or feelings of embarrassment.

Don’t Let Embarrassment Keep You from the Dental Care that You Need

No matter how long it has been since you last visited a dentist, you can rest assured that our doctors at Clagett Dental will make you feel comfortable, welcomed, and at ease when you choose them for your oral healthcare needs.

Read our patient testimonials to get a better idea of the care and attentiveness our doctors provide.