Dentistry is not an easy job. Becoming a dentist takes years of schooling, clinical experience, and real-world practice. Becoming a good dentist takes even more work. Only a good dentist can retain all that education and still care about their patients’ overall wellbeing. 

When you decide on your dentist, their bedside manner and compassion are very important. Not only can going to the dentist be a relaxing experience but your dentist can also improve your overall health. However, you have to find the right dentist to make this all possible. 

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Relieve Your Dental Anxiety

Your mental health should matter to your dentist. Here at Dr. Andrea Stevens Dentistry in Kanata, we have seen how dental anxiety affects mental health. Therefore, one of our goals is to relieve dental anxiety so our patients can see improved mental health.

When you choose your dental team, choose people who you can talk to and feel comfortable around. One of the ways we can help ease your dental anxiety is by treating you like family. Dr. Stevens and the whole dental team understand the pressure of going to the dentist and we are here for you. 

Another way that we focus on mental health is through neuroscience technology. We like to give our patients options so that they can relax and decompress, even at the dentist’s office. Using NuCalm, a relaxation technology, patients can suppress their anxiety and calm down without using sedative drugs. 

Improve Your Systematic Health

Your choice of dental team could improve or worsen both your mental health and physical health. Your dental anxiety, of course, could increase mental health issues, without beneficial anxiety-improving practices. On the other hand, your overall health could worsen due to inflammation in your mouth if your dentist doesn’t catch it. 

Yes, inflamed gums can actually cause other health problems. Inflamed gums are a root cause of periodontal gum disease, a disease where bacteria build up on your teeth and gums causing inflammation and pain over time. However, it doesn’t stop there. The bacteria and plaque that built up in your mouth can travel to your heart through the veins in your gums. 

As inflammation spreads through your body, you could develop heart disease, diabetes, or other chronic medical conditions. But, if you choose a dentist who pays attention to your gums, they will catch inflammation before the bacteria spread. Regular cleanings with a dentist like Dr. Stevens will prevent systematic health issues and a world of worry. 

Your Dentist in Kanata, Ontario

When you visit Dr. Andrea Stevens, you can rest assured that your dentist is looking out for your overall wellbeing. Our office has a full team that cares about you and your health. If you want to visit us or have any questions about what we do, give us a call at 613.271.7091 or contact us online.