Somewhere Over the Multiple Metal Probes and Drills, a Good Dentist Waits for You
If you have had one dentist for a while, but all of a sudden you need to find a new dentist in Oxnard California then you are probably a lot like me. Terrified of dentists, and tired of being overcome by anxiety every time you go to have your teeth cleaned. Would you believe that I can smell the bright blue rubber gloves as I write this? Believe it. My teeth itch just thinking about the last Oxnard dentist that I went to. I would not go so far as to say that I have a phobia, Odontophobia is actually the technical name, but if you happen to have a phobia I will not judge. The DSM IV, or Diagnostical and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders recognizes the fear of dentists as a legitimate phobia, so it is okay if you have a big problem with dentists.
Part of my fear comes from bad experiences in my childhood, but another part comes from frustration over how expensive cosmetic dentistry costs can be! While looking for a new dentist I learned that patients like me spend on average between $5,000 and $6,000 to get their smiles just right. I do have good news. If you take good care of your dental implants then they have a 98% success rate of lasting.
Rest assured, if you have had the same problem as me with finding a cosmetic family dentist who is good enough for the title of Top Cosmetic Dentist, then there is hope for you, too. There is more than one dentist in Oxnard California. I finally found one that helped to put me at ease by sharing fun facts while he worked on my teeth.
He asked me if I consumed more than three sugary drinks a day, and said that if I did I would have 62% more tooth decay than someone who did not. The thing is he already knew that I was not interested in those drinks, so by asking he really put me at ease of knowing that I would have less fillings and tooth loss than someone who sucked down Starbucks frappucinos all day. He also shared with me that teeth begin to grow in babies before they are even born. Six weeks after being conceived a baby will start to grow its teeth. Gross, but appropriately distracting for my time in the dentist chair.
If you need cosmetic dental procedures from a good dentist in Oxnard California do not give up hope! The key is to trying out a bunch of different dentists and not to get discouraged. They can not all be bad. Unless you have Odontophobia.