Health and Wellness

Be Your Best! Reduce Your Stress

Ben Bernstein, PhD

Be Your Best! Reduce Your Stress – Is Going to the Dentist Stressful for You?

When you think about going to the dentist does your jaw clench? Does your stomach churn? Or do you avoid thinking about it all together?

You are not alone. The fear of going to the dentist is pervasive: fear of pain, fear of needles, fear of costs, fear of being lectured at, fear of being out of control.
The list goes on. There are websites devoted to dental fears (check them out!).

Going to the dentist is essential, not only for your oral health, but for the health of your entire body. If you’re afraid of going to the dentist listen in.

In this episode Dr. B talks with Dr. Todd Beck, DDS, who practices general dentistry in Portland, Oregon. He was appointed by the Governor to be a member of the Oregon Board, and is a part-time faculty member at the Dental School at the Oregon Health and Sciences University.

Dr. Beck’s answers to Dr. B’s challenging questions will give you the guidance and tips you need to make the appointment with your dentist and take charge of your health. If you’ve avoided the dentist now is the time to learn how to reduce your stress and take action about this important part of your health—not just in your mouth but in your whole body!

Join Dr. B as he talks with Dr. Beck about the stresses of being a dental patient and what you should look for—and expect—in a good dentist.