Gentle, Comfortable Dentistry
One of the biggest concerns that patients have about coming to the dentist is that it will hurt. This concern is understandable. For decades, dentists have been portrayed as sadists – people who enjoy cruelty and causing others pain. Although this is often done to get a laugh, as a dentist, it’s hard to find it the least bit funny.
In reality, a dentist is a regular person, just like you. We don’t want to cause you pain, and for the most part, we take considerable care to avoid any discomfort during your treatments. Unfortunately, the damage has been done. Dental anxiety is incredibly common and about 10% of U.S. adults are estimated to have a true dental phobia.
Let’s Change the Story
At White Bear Smiles, we are determined to be part of the solution instead of part of the problem. We’ve taken the time to create a comforting, welcoming atmosphere that helps put our patients at ease. We’ve also hired friendly, compassionate people who make your comfort and care their top priority.
We’ve listened to our patients concerns and addressed every one of them:
Special anesthetic techniques – We know that nobody wants to get a shot at the dentist, but we need to anesthetize parts of the mouth so that we can work on them without causing any pain. Dr. Anderson has extensive experience using special techniques that eliminate most of the discomfort of the shots.
Nitrous oxide (laughing gas) – If you are feeling tense and anxious about your appointment, ask about sedation with nitrous oxide. Nitrous oxide is safe enough to use on children and doesn’t cause lingering after-effects the way other forms of sedation can. Dentists have been using nitrous oxide for decades because of its calming effects.
Headsets, movies, & music – Comfortable dentistry is often a matter of distraction! If you have something else to focus on to take your mind away from worry, you’ll find the entire experience to be much more relaxing. Unwind with your favorite tunes or take a moment to enjoy a great movie. Your dental appointment might just be the most relaxing part of your entire day!
High Quality Patient Care You Can Count On
Dr. Anderson’s extensive experience has given him a wealth of information about how to help patients have a fantastic dental experience. He takes patient comfort very seriously, and if there’s anything you need to make your experience at White Bear Smiles any better, don’t hesitate to let us know!
One of the most important things that Dr. Anderson does when it comes to enhancing patient care is simply listening to patients and getting to know them and their concerns. At White Bear Smiles, you are never treated like a number on a chart. We treat you like a unique person with important needs and concerns – because that’s exactly what you are!
Call to Find Out More
Are you ready for an all new dental experience with a gentle dentist and a skilled, friendly, and compassionate team? That’s who we are and that’s what we do. To become a patient at our White Bear Lake dental office, just give us a call and we’ll find an appointment time that works for you.