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Going to the dentist isn't any fun, but it is one of those things that just has to be done. For years, I fought the process and didn't go for my regular cleanings and in the end, it sure didn't pay to do so. I ended up spending ten times as much time in the chair and a boat-load of money in dental repairs. If you don't like going to the dentist, you can make it easier on yourself. This blog will show you a few tips that can help you improve the experience and get through the treatment without as much discomfort.

going to the dentist with less anxiety

Getting A New You For The New Year – Without Drastic Changes

Jordan Arnold

A new year means a new start – it gives so many people across the country the motivation to change something – to improve themselves. Whether you're unhappy with the way you look, the way you live, or the people in your life, you can change the things that aren't making your life as fulfilling as it should be. Here, you'll find a few tips that can help get you on your way to finding a new you.

Start With Your Smile

Your smile is the first thing that people will see when you are proud to show it off. Greeting others with a beautiful smile will go a long way in positive social experiences – it can even help with your job.

Make an appointment with your dentist for your regular cleaning. Before you go, stop and look in the mirror for a bit – is there anything about your smile that you're unhappy with? The good news is, there are so many dental procedures that can fix just about anything that you don't like about the way your smile looks – it could be as simple as a good whitening treatment, or a more cosmetic procedure like veneers to cover the front teeth.

Focus on Overall Health

The healthier you are, the better you will feel each day. If you eat right, get a bit of exercise each day, drink enough water and sleep well at night, you'll feel so much better than if you skip meals here and there, drink coffee instead of water, take the elevator instead of the stairs and stay up all night watching reruns of 90's shows.

You don't have to change your entire lifestyle to improve your overall health. A few small changes each day can go a long way in improving how you feel. Drink your morning coffee but replace the two that usually follow with glasses of water. Put down the chocolate bar that you'd usually eat to get you through until lunch and have a handful of granola or trail mix. Shut the TV and electronics off in your bedroom and sleep at night instead of wasting those precious hours watching the same shows that you've been watching for the past 20 years.

Don't take on the first of the year with drastic changes – when you try to change everything all at once, you will become overwhelmed, and you will go back to living your life as it was throughout the previous years. For more information, contact a dental professional like Kyle J Frisinger DMD today.