Q: At this point, it’s not the money. I just can’t get my spouse to get his teeth done. He has
missing teeth and the ones that are left look awful. And, to top it off, he is in sales! Any
A: Firstly, pass this column on to your loved one (after he has a martini or two.) The most
common sources of dental phobia are a previous horrendous experience, sometimes while a child at the dentist.
Dentistry can win him back with new technology such as computerized anesthetic devices and needle-less injections with nasal anesthesia; more numb less “ouch”, quieter electric drills vs. the high pitch of an air- turbine drill, headphones with music, Ativan doses ninety minutes before the visit to reduce anxiety, neck pillows for greater comfort, digital no-goop impressions; no more gagging and no-cut dental implant surgery that eliminates the scalpel and stitches.
As far as motivation for having dental implants or veneers for a gorgeous smile, countless patients of mine have reported back on how they increased their business’s bottom line with the power of confidence gained in fixing up their teeth. (Not to mention the up-tick in their social lives!)
There is a psychological concept called embodied cognition that shows that humans think
not only with their brains, but with their bodies, affecting our behavior. Example: often when we sport a new article of clothing at a special event, we tend to be more social, talkative and positive. In one study, when participants were given a clipboard to hold, they felt more important, organized and more mindful of what they had to do that day.
Join us Friday October 13 th at 11:30 AM at the Double Tree Hotel in Palm Beach Gardens
on PGA Blvd for Teeth for Life XXV. A multimedia presentation that will cover, Implants,
bone grafts, sinus lifts, cosmetic veneers, digital, no-goop impressions, ouch-less
electronic injections, and how to evaluate an office to see if it is hi-tech for you and your
family. All attendees receive a copy of my book: “Tooth Talk-What Educated Dental
Patients Need to Know about 21 st Century Dental Treatment.” Only 27 seats remain! Call
or email us today to register: 561-832- 2917, firstname.lastname@example.org.