Hudson Valley Dentist Beats Fear with Beethoven

Dental anxiety is a very real condition that affects countless patients worldwide. Those who suffer from dental anxiety can lose sleep, get panic attacks or physically ill just thinking about coming to the dentist’s office…let alone coming to one. This can result in these patients suffering from oral health troubles, such as severe gum disease, decay, tooth loss and more over time.


And while your dentists in Hudson Valley at Family Smiles have done everything in our power to make all three of our office's perfect atmospheres and staffed with the friendliest faces…sometimes that is even not enough to help overcome anxiety.


One thing that has been proven to help patients with dental anxiety is music. In several studies, classical and piano-based music has helped lower blood pressure and heart rate, as well as lessen instances of anxiety, pain, fear and more for multitudes of patients. Really any type of music can help distract from a dental procedure or any anxiety-inducing activity- so we completely encourage you plugging in your iPod and turning it up the next visit you have!


We will always do everything in our power to make sure you are comfortable at your visits to Family Smiles of the Hudson Valley. If all of the accommodations we offer still don’t make you want to come in, however, consider trying some music to relax your mind- and we’ll take it from there!


To schedule an appointment with your dentists in Hudson Valley, click here to see what office is closest to you and give us a call today! 

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