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Why Are People Still Afraid of the Dentist?

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Modern dentistry has come a long way in recent years. Technology and anesthetic, in fact, have made dentistry practically painless. Even the most-feared dental procedure—the root canal—is no worse than getting a plain old filling. Why, then, do people still have so much anxiety surrounding those twice-annual trips to the dental chair?

If you still have a fear of the dentist, we invite you to our Nederland, TX practice, Nederland Family Dental, where Dr. Whitney Gomez—considered the best dentist around by some of his patients—can ensure you are as comfortable as possible.

Reasons for the Fear

For many people, an unpleasant or painful experience at the dentist as a child stayed ...

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Feeling Dental Anxiety? Maybe a Workout Could Help!

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According to a recent study in the Journal of Depression and Anxiety, taking a brisk walk for 30 minutes prior to your dental appointment can reduce dental anxiety before, during, and after your procedure.

Exercise has been long known to decrease stress and increase feelings of well-being, so this should come as no surprise to patients who are regularly active. Exercise releases endorphins, the body’s “feel good” chemical, and also activates the prefrontal cortex and amygdala, the brain's stress-fighting areas.

How We Manage Dental Anxiety

If you take a 30-minute walk and it’s just not enough, rest assured that when you arrive at Nederland Family Dental, you will be greeted by a ...

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What You Need to Know about Sedation Dentistry

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If you have a fear of the dentist, you may be searching for someone who provides sedation dentistry in Southeast Texas. Dr. Whitney Gomez knows that millions of Americans suffer from some level of dental anxiety. Do you worry about dental appointments or even put them off because you are afraid or too anxious to relax? Dr. Gomez has a solution that will put your mind at ease.

At Nederland Family Dental, we offer sedation dentistry in order to help all of our patients have a relaxed experience while they are with us.

Sedation Dentistry Facts

  • We will take a medical history to make sure sedation dentistry is safe for you.
  • We ...

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Dealing with Dental Anxiety

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Most people do not enjoy going to the dentist, but there are some that experience such a high level of anxiety and discomfort that they avoid the dentist completely. Yet, it is still important to make regular visits to the dentist to help maintain good oral health. At Nederland Family Dentistry we offer sedation dentistry to help people with dental anxiety feel more at ease during procedures. 

Dental Anxiety

Dental anxiety is a serious problem for some people, making it nearly impossible to go to the dentist for even noninvasive procedures like routine cleanings. About twenty percent of Americans have such high anxiety that they will only go to the dentist when ...

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