5 Tips For Conquering Dental Fear

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Did you know that the fear of going to the dentist is actually called Dentaphobia? It’s a real fear that affects 36% of people in the United States.

Fearing the dentist may not affect you, but for some, it can seem like a nightmare.

And what happens when we have fear or anxiety over something? We don’t do that specific thing!

People who have fear and anxiety over going to the dentist will avoid it the same way people who have a fear of heights avoid a roller coaster ride!

However, not going on a roller coaster has a much less effect on your health than the dentist. Dental hygiene is important and for those who avoid the dentist at all costs are at risk for problems down the line.

It’s recommended that you see the dentist 2 times a year and at least once a year for a comprehensive evaluation and cleaning. For some, it could take years and they will even stay in pain from a cavity or other dental problem because of their fear.

If you are like the millions of people who struggle with this fear here are some helpful tips for conquering dental fear.

Tip 1: Find The Right Dentist

Here at Falcon Dental, we want to help ease the anxiety and fear of going to the dentist. We want to ensure that you get the dental assistance you need without having to panic.

Our caring staff and calm environment are just a few ways we can make your experience less stressful.

When you call to make an appointment, tell us about your anxiety and we will make sure to take an even more gentle and helpful approach to help ease your mind!


Tip 2: Ask Questions

Dr. Kate Murphy, the newest member of the team along with the rest of our team are always there to lend a helping hand and listening ear to those who are fearful.

If you are worried about a procedure, what the process of the cleaning is, why you are experiencing pain in a certain area, or anything else, feel free to ask and we will be happy to explain the process every step of the way so you can be prepared!

You can even tell us to give you a minute to relax and have a quick break! We are here to help you and give you whatever you need to get through the appointment with the least amount of anxiety as possible!

Tip 3: Get Distracted

If the noises and sounds of the dental tools are what trigger your anxiety, bring some headphones and listen to music or a podcast to distract you!

It will keep your mind occupied while the dentist completes their job.

Tip 4: Bring A Buddy

Bringing a friend or family member to help you through the door is a great way to start conquering your dental fear!

They can help you take those crucial first steps and even drive you to and from the appointment to make sure you get there without heightening your anxiety.

Tip 5: Try Meditation & Breathing Techniques

Your anxiety might trigger a panic attack, and cause heart palpitations, excessive sweating, dizziness, and more.

To calm those symptoms practice simple breathing techniques or meditation to calm your mind and body.

You can do this as much as you want and give yourself a minute to relax and continue moving forward with the appointment.

Conquering Dental Fear Is Easy With Falcon Dental!

If you’re in the Falcon, Colorado area and are in need of a check-up or cleaning but have a fear of going to the dentist, let us help.

We are here to give you the best care possible and ensure you have a calming environment in which to receive that care. If you’re ready to conquer your dental fear, contact us today to schedule an appointment!

Meet Our Newest Team Member – Dr. Kate Murphy!

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When you were younger what did you dream of being? Astronaut?

Super Star?




Well, Dr. Kate Murphy, knew from a young age she wanted to become a dentist.

When passion for your dreams is combined with hard work and dedication, you can achieve anything. That’s exactly what Kate Murphy set out to do.

Let’s get to know our newest Falcon Dental Care dentist a little more!

About Dr. Kate Murphy

As we said above Dr. Kate Murphy knew what she wanted to do from a young age. Imagine knowing exactly what you wanted as a teenager and having the world at your fingertips to reach them.

She was able to plan and figure out exactly what she needed to do to reach her goals and she did just that.

As a Colorado native, she was able to stay in her home state to attend Colorado State University in Ft Collins for her Bachelor’s in chemistry and Master’s in biomedical sciences.

She then continued on with her goal of becoming a dentist and studied at the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine on the Anschutz Medical Campus where she received her Doctorate of Dental Surgery.

She’s done numerous volunteer outreach activities including traveling abroad to help those in need get the dental care they deserve.

Now as a member of our staff here at Falcon Dental care she can continue to pursue her passion of helping others achieve their best and healthiest smiles!


Why It’s Important To Like Your Dentist

No one ever loves going to appointments right? Whether it’s to the doctor, dentist, to get your oil changed in your car, or taking your pets to the veterinarians, it’s always on the low end of the list of things we love doing.

When you have a good relationship with your dentist it can change the way you feel about your semi-annual checkups. As recommended by the ADA (American Dental Association) you should visit your dentist twice a year from the moment you can start brushing your teeth.

This seems like a hassle, but your oral health is important and when you have a dentist you like, it makes it easier!

When you have a good relationship with your dentist you are able to trust that they will make the best recommendations and decisions on your teeth and oral health.

It also makes it easier to come to terms with needing further dental work like filling cavities, root canals, pulling teeth, getting crowns, and more. When you trust your dental professional you know you are in good hands and have someone in your corner working to give you the smile you deserve.

Visit Dr. Kate Murphy And Our Entire Team At Falcon Dental Care!

If you are looking for a new dentist and live in the Falcon, Co, area, look no further than Falcon Dental Care.

Our goal is to keep your mouth healthy and your smile bright through our various general, surgical, and cosmetic dental services.

To learn more about our team and practice, continue browsing our website, follow us on social media and read our latest blogs like Dental Implant Restorations: What You Should Know.

To schedule an appointment, contact us today!

Dental Implant Restorations: What You Should Know

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If you’re looking for a way to improve your smile after losing teeth, dental implant restorations can help!

Losing teeth can cause more than just issues with your smile. Your ability to chew food, your gum and mouth health, and your self-esteem can all be affected by a missing tooth or teeth.

Don’t hide behind a toothless smile or choose foods that are easy to chew; restore your mouth health and regain your confidence with dental implant restorations!

What Is A Dental Implant?

A dental implant is an anchor, or abutment,  that mimics the roots of a tooth. The anchor is made of titanium and looks like a screw that a restoration piece will be attached to later on.

The importance of dental implants is to allow the mouth and gum structure to stay as it would if a natural tooth and root would still be there.

Why is that important? When you lose teeth the structure of your mouth and facial shape changes due to bone recession in the jaw line. Your mouth will look “sunken” and your facial structures will become more sallow if there is nothing to hold it in place.

What Is A Dental Implant Restoration?

This is the next step in the implant process. Dental implant restorations are the tooth-like replacements used to replace missing teeth, or dentures that are attached to the initial implant, or anchor.

Depending on how many teeth have been lost will determine the type of restoration you’ll receive. This will be reviewed and assessed by your dentist who will help you choose the best form of action for restoring your smile and mouth health!

Crown Restoration

A crown restoration is a tooth replacement that looks to match your natural teeth and is typically made of porcelain so it is strong and able to cut through the toughest foods.

This is a great option if you have one or more missing teeth throughout your mouth and your remaining natural teeth are healthy and strong.

Denture Restoration

If you have more than a few missing teeth, unhealthy teeth, or no teeth at all, your dentist may suggest a denture style of implant restoration.

This involves placing the anchors in 4 or 6 areas of the upper and lower jaws and then attaching permanent dentures to those anchor points.

The dentures will look like natural teeth and you won’t have to worry about removing them or adding denture glue to hold them in place.

The Implant And Restoration Process

Dental implant restorations are no quick fix and require several steps to achieve a permanent and restored smile.

During the consultation, your dentist will determine if you have a healthy jaw and good bone density to have a dental implant procedure and then go over your options for restoration.

Once you have decided on the type of restoration you will receive, the first step is attaching the implants.

The implants will be surgically implanted into your gums. And then you will need to allow 4-6 months to heal and allow the anchor to hold and attach properly.

Once you are healed the restoration piece will be added as the tooth or permanent denture.

Your implant process is then completed and your healthily, beautiful smile is restored.

Have More Questions About Dental Implant Restorations? See Falcon Dental Care
Tooth loss is a serious issue if not handled correctly. Our goal here at Falcon Dental Care is to give our patients the best and healthiest smiles possible so they can eat their favorite foods and smile in every photo.

We offer several different options and services for tooth replacement and can help decide which path is the best one for you.

If you’re interested in learning more about tooth replacement options like dental implant restorations, contact us today for more information.