The Dichotomy Of Phone & Relaxation

The Dichotomy Of Phone & Relaxation


Is a phone an object of relaxation or a stressful item that keeps you occupied? Answers differ greatly about the uses of mobile phones. It’s understandable. Everyone is different, and therefore, there is more than one way to manage your interactions with your phone. This naturally feeds to the ever-growing dichotomy about smartphones. One part of the population villainies phones for the adverse impact they have on human beings. Others praise phones for helping them cope with difficult situations and finding inner peace. Which statement is correct? The answer is both. Your attitude entirely depends on your personality and relationship with technology. 

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They hinder relaxation

Phones are a pain. You find them practical at times, but they cause a high amount of stress more often than not. Why is it so?

Phone management is stressful

Steve Jobs said it best when he described the first iPhone as a mini-computer that fits in your pocket. The label phone is misleading. Your smartphone is a fully functional computer. And unless you’re an IT geek, computers can be tricky to manage. Between upgrades gone wrong and running out of storage space, owning a phone can be a source of stress and anxiety. There are some helpful tutorials and applications around to guide you through some of the processes, such as this handy guide on the best cleaner apps for iPhone so you can reclaim your memory space without losing vital data. These tips can provide some sense of support and peace when using your smartphone. However, they don’t prevent some of the most common stress triggers with mobile phones:

  • Running out of battery or receiving a low battery warning when you don’t have any charging option available
  • Losing data or application through upgrade mishaps
  • Discovering that some features have inexplicably stopped working

It means you are cut from the real world

Here’s an interesting fact for you. According to a study, Americans touch their phones over 2,600 times in a day. Pings, notifications, and messages keep flashing on the screen. According to N. Carr, tech and culture author, we know enough to be worried about our smartphones’ influence over our lives. We are bound to check all those notifications, driven by the fear of missing out. The simple presence of a smartphone automatically encourages people to reduce day-to-day conversations and physical interactions. Why? Because we rely too much on phones. When something occurs outside the mobile realm, does it happen if there is no notification, data, or app to testify? More worryingly, people seem to be losing the ability to read emotional cues when they don’t have a screen covered in emojis for guidance. Yet, we can’t take the phone away from our routine because we’re too dependent on it. 

Blue light effect

The phone screen is often the last thing you see before going to bed. Whether you set up your alarm or check your emails a last time, the blue light can affect your sleeping patterns. Our circadian rhythms interpret blue light as a sign that the body and mind should be active. Blue lights mean daytime, as some of the sun UVs are natural blue light. Even though screens produce artificial blue light, it is sufficient to trick the brain into believing it’s daytime. As a result, you might struggle to fall asleep, or your sleeping patterns could be disrupted — so you wake up frequently during the night. Our screens harm sleep quality, making us more vulnerable to stressful triggers. 

They encourage relaxation

However, some people rely on their movies to soothe their worried minds. And guess what? It can be equally successful! 

Create a relaxing playlist and listen 

We all understand the role of music in our well-being. Music can generate positive emotions, helping people fight off stress or depression. Creating a soothing playlist that you can access with a click on your mobile can have a tremendous effect on your mental health. Music is proven to decrease cortisol levels — the stress hormone — and increase serotonin, dopamine, and endorphin levels — happy hormones. 

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Meditation and counseling support

Sometimes, you need to stop your mind from racing through anxiety-inducing ideas. Your phone can give you access to some of the best relaxing apps and contacts available. An app such as Talkspace allows individuals to reach out to a helpful and supportive therapy network. The app can also be part of your health insurance cover, providing access to live video therapy or text messaging as and when needed. 

If you prefer a self-help approach, countless meditation apps can also help you relax your mind and regain control. Headspace has grown in popularity during the pandemic for its accessible format, introducing the benefits of meditation to beginners and seasoned users. 

Is your phone stressful or a tool of relaxation? There is no black or white answer. Like most things in life, it’s often up to you to define what kind of interaction you want with your phone. 

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Common Mistakes To Avoid When Job Hunting

Finding a new job is no walk in the park, particularly in the wake of a pandemic. If you’ve been searching for a while, or you’re stumbling at the first hurdle, here are some common mistakes to avoid to improve your chances.

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Submitting dated resumes

One of the most important tasks to cross off your list when you apply for a job is updating your resume. If you’re submitting or uploading a dated version, you could be missing out on opportunities. Make sure your resume includes up to date information about your qualifications and employment history and double-check it before you apply for every job. 

Sending the same resume and cover letter for every job

It is essential to tailor your resume and cover letter to each role, regardless of how many jobs you’re applying for and how many rejections you’ve had. If you feel like you are spending all of your waking hours submitting applications, you might not want to take the time to review and revamp your resume, but tailoring your application to each position will increase your chances of getting the job. Read the job description and tweak your resume and cover letter accordingly.

Your online image

Employers have access to information about candidates via online resources, sites, apps and channels. If you are struggling to get past the first phases of the recruitment process, your online image or reputation may be a contributing factor. If you have shared or liked posts that could be deemed controversial, or you have a criminal record related to charges that have been dropped, there are solutions. You can use professional services to remove mugshots and delete social media content. It’s also beneficial to check that your accounts and profiles are set to private so that the content you post or share is only visible to your friends. 

Looking in the wrong places

There are many ways to find a job in 2021. While applying for a job used to involve flicking through newspaper adverts or calling into stores or offices and asking about vacancies, most people now search online. Although there are some fantastic resources available for job-seekers, it is possible to find yourself in the wrong place. Try to focus on high-quality sites that are relevant to the industry in which you want to work, contact reputable recruitment agencies, and upload your resume to websites that have an excellent reputation and an impressive track record. You can also use social media apps to hear about job openings and find out more about companies and organizations if you have an interview. It’s also wise to network and to use your contacts to find out about opportunities. 

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Are you finding it tough to get interviews, or are you firing off applications to no avail? Job hunting can be challenging, especially during a very uncertain period. If you’re looking for a new role, make sure you’re not making the mistakes listed above. Tailor applications, update your resume, enhance your online image and use reputable recruitment agencies and job sites to find vacancies.

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Planning a Romantic Surprise Trip: 5 Ways to Make It Successful

Planning a romantic getaway is one of the ways to make your relationship grow stronger. You get to spend uninterrupted time together away from all the worries and the stress of everyday life. It allows you to explore each other’s personalities and connect at a deeper level.

To make it even more exciting, think of a surprise trip. Your partner will appreciate the effort even more. To make it a success, consider the following:

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Consider Your Partner’s Wishes

Planning a surprise means factoring in your partner’s preferences and tastes more than yours. Think of a place they’ve always wanted to visit and include activities they love. Coming up with a specific destination and itinerary will enable you to pack and plan accordingly. 

To make the trip successful, know what to bring along. For instance, key things include a tent, flashlights, matches, and a first aid kit if it’s a camping trip. Also, consider bringing along the best 18650 battery for flashlight. You don’t want to be stranded in an unknown location in the dark.

Choose a Date that Works for Both of You

Picking the right time to go on a trip is essential. A surprise trip can be better if your partner has nothing planned for that day or week. Think of dates they have off work during the year or national holidays that fall on weekdays. 

If you find it hard finding out about their schedule, consider asking them about their plans without hinting at the vacation plans. Another alternative is working with their boss to give them some days off without their knowledge. 

Pick a Destination that will be both Memorable and Interesting

A surprise romantic trip can get boring if you go to the same place every time. You don’t want to make it dull and predictable. Have unique options in mind so your partner feels loved, appreciated, and surprised. Think of new destinations and those off the beaten track and not overcrowded with tourists. Consider places that offer privacy as well as great scenic views.

Give the Planning Enough Time

You’ll need enough time to plan all the details. Doing so will allow you to study and research the location of your choice and reserve hotels and tickets in advance. Because you’ll be planning for two, in secrecy, it’s best to do thorough research- checking out reviews and photos online- for all your options.

It will also give you enough time to adequately pack the right clothes and make arrangements for passports if necessary. To make sure you don’t forget anything, use a list. Also, observe your partner’s routines for ideas on what to pack for them. 

Decide When to Reveal the Surprise

You can wait until you get to the airport to reveal the surprise or an hour before leaving the house. Alternatively, wait until you’re already at the hotel or destination. However, you’ll have to cook up a convincing reason to make your partner leave the house voluntarily. 

In conclusion, planning a romantic surprise trip is thrilling and fun. When well mapped out, it’s the best way to spend quality time with your loved one.

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Working at Heights? Here’s How Employees Can Stay Safe

Worker safety is crucial for construction employees, especially if they are working at high altitudes. According to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, falls remain the leading cause of work-related fatalities in the construction industry. This type of accident accounts for approximately 36.4 percent of the total number of deaths in this sector.

Far too many individuals end up passing away or injuring themselves due to their work on rooftops, ladders and other locations above the ground. Given this, team leaders, construction site managers and business owners need to be aware of the potential hazards employees face when working at heights. They should implement measures that will keep their personnel safe on the job to avoid injuries and fatalities.

Here are important safety tips that you can implement in your business to reduce the harm from height-related workplace issues:

  1. Conduct Safety Training for Your Employees

All workers performing work at high altitudes should go through and complete a Working at Heights Certification Training Program (or something similar) before they begin their first day on the job or construction site.

Employees must be aware of the risks involved with the task. Workers, for instance, should learn how to check the equipment they’re going to use to work at heights. If the manlift that the company rented doesn’t feel stable, for instance, they should report this finding to their team leader or bring up their concerns to the appropriate manlift rental provider.

  1. Promote the Use of Proper Equipment

Simply putting on regular Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is not enough. Construction personnel working at heights need to use a Personal Fall Arrest System to get the job done effectively and efficiently. The employer is responsible for providing the appropriate gear for these workers.

Take note, though, that not all PFAS are the same. The cost of these systems, for example, can have a major difference between them. The brand name, however, is not always the reason for the price hike. Some PFAS feature better materials that are more durable, support more weight and safeguard against other hazards, such as electricity or fire.

The method of fall arrest can also differ from one system to another. Depending on the working conditions in the job site, your employees may require PFAS with a fireproof feature, extra D-rings or an arc-safe design to stay safe while working at high altitudes. Fully understand the hazards present in the worksite and do your research before purchasing PFAS in bulk.

Also, never cut corners or skimp on fall protection gear. Say no to PFAS providers offering affordable but low-quality equipment. Always choose the best PFAS for your construction team regardless of the cost.

  1. Have Employees Check for Slippery or Fragile Surfaces

Check the surfaces that your employees will be working on. Make sure that the surfaces are stable and won’t collapse under the weight of a standing individual.

Even if the worker is using PFAS or similar fall protection equipment, they can still sustain injuries if the platform they’re working on breaks under their weight. If the working platform looks or feels unstable, workers should report this problem to the site manager and recommend replacements or repairs before work can continue.

You should also take into account slippery surfaces on elevated platforms. Similar to cases with unstable surfaces, a worker who slips and falls on an elevated platform can sustain an injury even while wearing the appropriate fall protection gear.

Employees, therefore, should put on the proper footwear for the job. What’s more, site managers should take measures to minimize the slipperiness of elevated platforms before sending workers to their respective job locations.

  1. Train Employees to Choose an Acceptable Anchor Point

The right lanyard and harness won’t do your employees any good if the anchor point is unable to hold the load. Workers, therefore, should know how to select an anchor point that will allow them to work safely at high altitudes.

What is an acceptable anchor point? It’s not a piece of steel you see on the roof. It’s also not a PVC pipe. You deem an anchor point as acceptable if it meets the following two conditions:

  • It can handle a load of 5,000 pounds
  • A professional engineer has calculated the anchor point’s expected load – and has approved it

You can have employees use structural steel with a proper beam clamp as an anchor point.

  1. Conduct Risk Assessments Periodically

Awareness of the risks and hazards associated with the work performed needs to be present at all times for both workers and employers. These hazards can change throughout a project. By performing regular risk assessments, your team can identify and address new hazards effectively. Your team will also be able to re-evaluate existing hazards to eliminate, prevent or mitigate workplace hazards.

Working at heights can be intimidating. As an employer, make your workers feel safe on the job by keeping these five safety tips in mind.

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What is Search Engine Optimization?

Search engine optimisation (dental SEO) is an important marketing method that needs to be carried out effectively, to make sure that you have a strong online presence. There is no point in having a fantastic dental website if it cannot be found. If someone is looking for a dentist in your area, is experiencing dental issues and wants to find out more about symptoms or treatment, then in this age of digital technology the most likely solution is that they will type their query into the search bar on Google. When they click the search button it is important that your website comes up on the first page of those search results. This is because in these modern and hectic times, over 90% of searchers on Google will only check out the websites which come up on the first page and even then it is most likely that they will only click on the first two or three sites on the list. To make sure that you are one of them, without having to pay large sums of money for Google advertisements, you need to maintain dental SEO. This is a time consuming and ever-changing process, and can be complicated for those who are not trained in information technology so, unless you have a dedicated team member looking after your dental marketing, it is important to consult an experienced dental marketing team who can deal with these issues for you.

It all begins with a good dental website

An award-winning dental marketing team will be able to create a bespoke, modern and attractive website for your practice, and if you already have one, then they can work their magic to update it for you, so that you can make the most out of your online marketing. The website would be developed in such a way, so that when a potential patient reaches your homepage they are immediately encouraged to explore the website further.

All the information with regard to their dental query that they could need should be immediately available, so that they do not have to check out any other websites on the search results page to find out what your competitors may be offering.

The importance of keywords

There are many systems which are used to maintain SEO. The keyword system is vital in ensuring good SEO. This includes finding out which dental terms are searched for most frequently in your geographical vicinity and then using these terms strategically and frequently throughout your website and any other content which is created for your practice. Google robots, which are continuously scanning the world wide web and indexing pages as they are updated, will then recognise these keywords and boost you up the list of those search results. The aim of the process is to make Google recognise that you have all the answers that the patient is looking for.

To help you save time and money and also to help make the most of digital marketing in attracting new patients to your practice, seek the advice and expertise of an experienced dental marketing team and watch how they can help boost the success of your business very soon.

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Do You Want a Winning Smile?

If you’ve been worrying about the appearance of your smile because you have misaligned teeth, you may think there’s nothing you can do to escape the dreaded fixed metal braces. While fixed metal braces can be a solution for complex alignment issues, there is an alternative for mild to moderate alignment cases that don’t require fixed braces. Invisalign In Maidstone offers a convenient and comfortable way to realign your teeth in a reasonable amount of time.

What is it?

Maidstone Invisalign consists of clear plastic aligners. They are custom made to fit your mouth thanks to iTero technology which involves a dentist using a 3D scan of your mouth to get the measurements required for making the aligners to fit snugly on your gum line. From the scans, an animation can also be created to show you what your teeth will look like after treatment has been completed. You will be provided with sets of aligners to wear and change between on a weekly basis. The aligners apply a small amount of pressure to your teeth to move them into the desired position. After you have achieved the results you are looking for, you will then be given retainers to ensure the teeth stay put!

What are the benefits of clear plastic aligners?

The clue is in the name, but if you’re not in the mood for party games then it’s as simple as this: the clear plastic aligners, when worn, are virtually invisible. Most people will not notice that you are wearing anything in your mouth at all when you are in fact busy realigning your teeth. Another benefit is that they can be removed when you are eating and drinking, which saves on the messy clean up operation afterwards! They can also be removed for up to 2 hours a day and this can mean that you have time to play sports or go on a date without having to wear them – the choice is yours!

Other benefits of removable aligners is that you can brush and floss as normal. This is a really big bonus as you won’t have to worry about not being able to clean your teeth properly and this should also mean that you won’t have to visit the dentist as much! The reality is that with clear plastic aligners, you also won’t have as much opportunity to break them as they are virtually impossible to break, unlike the wires and brackets on fixed braces. This means that you shouldn’t need to visit the dentist for emergency appointments and should only need to go for a checkup and to be provided with new sets of aligners every six weeks or so.

What should you do to get them?

If you are interested in finding out more about aligners, the best thing to do is to book in for a consultation with your dentist. They will have an initial consultation with you and will perform an examination of your mouth and they may also take x-rays to determine what your alignment issues are. They will then be able to tell you if this is the right treatment plan for you, or they may be able to offer an alternative solution if this isn’t for you. Ultimately though, it’s time to make the call and get the smile you want to smile!

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The Importance of Receiving Dental Treatment Throughout Life.

Why are visits to the dental practice important?

Whilst it would be a dream for every human being to have the perfect set of teeth and the most beautiful smile going, this is rarely the case which is why regular dental visits are important. With our time being filled with exciting and mundane things such as work it is all too easy to take our teeth for granted and putting off the visit to the Dentist Brentwood becomes second nature. However, with daily life being so busy it is very easy for our oral hygiene processes at home to deteriorate which in time can cause more serious dental problems. Improving or maintaining a high level of oral hygiene at home is essential and therefore during your dental appointments, you can learn ways to improve the cleaning process which in turn protects your mouth more.

Working on your overall oral hygiene has never been easier. To begin the hygiene appointment the teeth, mouth and gums will all be assessed so that it is understood where what the starting point is. This thorough inspection, which generally only occurs within the dental practice, enables the dental team to find any potential issues which may be starting to occur or are already in place, then tackle the issue using preventative methods so as to avoid further damage. Educating patients on daily home oral care is so important which is why during a check-up or hygiene appointment the patient will be informed of the best methods and equipment to use. Attending regular appointments along with a highly effective oral hygiene process in your daily life ensures that the highest quality of care is being implemented which in turn puts the preventative measures in place.

Dental check-ups, a waste of your hard-earned money?

Without pain or discomfort, it is very easy to gain a false sense of security, this is one of the reasons it is of high importance to keep on top of the appointments. For some people, covering the costs of these appointments may cause concern, which is why we recommend discussing this with your dental team. Your oral health is important as it is strongly connected to your overall health. Your oral health does not need to suffer, discuss your payment options with your dental team today.

The good news is that by attending regular dental check-ups, the need for more extensive and expensive treatments and procedures are greatly reduced along with the overall benefits to your health, you cannot go wrong.

Teamwork and commitment.

From the age of 6 months your dental team will work with you and continue to support you throughout your life. Whether comfortable within the dental practice or suffering from nerves, your dental team will ensure that your experience is as positive as possible and continue to provide as much support as possible throughout each appointment. By working together your smile is kept as safe as possible, as is your overall oral health.

All patients are encouraged to seek further information on anything mentioned in this article from their local dental practice before undergoing any treatments or procedures.

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Are there Benefits to Orthodontics as an Adult? Read On to Find Out

In recent weeks, studies in newspapers have been highlighting that the reason so many humans have overbites is due to our ancestors switching to soft foods, such as bread and pasta. This shift in dental positioning also gave us the ability to pronounce the letter ‘f’. Interesting stuff and a very cool fact.

And while that is all very well and good, overbites, underbites and crossbites are now commonplace in dentistry and, in many instances, can cause havoc with hygiene, pronunciation and confidence. If you are an adult with a pronounced overbite, you may find yourself shying away from parties, meetings and other social interactions for fear of being judged.

Wearing an aligner or other orthodontic appliance may seem like a bit of a burden; however, wearing braces Stoke-on-Trent as an adult has many advantages. The top 5 of which will be discussed here, so enjoy!

Better hygiene

It was mentioned earlier, but a key feature of undertaking any type of orthodontic appliance is better dental hygiene. Teeth that are better aligned are easier to clean, for both you and your dentist. So, wearing aligners from Stoke-on-Trent can reduce the occurrence of cavities and plaque, improving your overall dental health.

Better health

Following on from the first point, if you have misaligned teeth, you are more likely to have hidden areas of plaque in your mouth which you cannot reach and an accumulation of plaque is not just a bad thing for your teeth. It has been linked to cardiovascular disease, cancers and even an increased risk of strokes. So, by undertaking an orthodontic appliance as an adult, you can drastically cut your chances of suffering from such diseases. What is not to like about that?

Improved speech

Okay, yes, having an overbite or a modern tooth arrangement helps with the pronunciation of the letter ‘f’, but if your teeth are crooked, spaced out or crowded, you may have issues pronouncing the sounds ‘th’ or even the letter ‘s’ and that is before other speech impediments, such as lisps, are explored. Straightening your teeth later on in life can help you improve your pronunciation and inflexion. You may sound slightly different than you did before you began the treatment but surely having a straighter smile is worth it.

Improved confidence

They say a person forms an opinion of you in the first 3 seconds that they meet you and one of the things they use to judge you is your teeth. If your teeth are misaligned, it can change how people see you and how you see yourself. Having a straighter smile is not only good for your confidence, but it also increases your chances of being heard in the workplace, getting a promotion and being taken seriously by others.

Options!

Wearing an orthodontic piece does not have to equate to metal headwear. Many aligners are now made from clear plastic and of course, lingual options are placed at the back of the teeth, so no one will see them. Perfect!

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Does Invisalign Take Longer than Regular Braces? 5 Myths About this Aligner Debunked

Whether you are having minor surgery or getting a tattoo, the first place you are likely to look for information about either procedure is on the internet.

While the internet is a great source of information on almost every subject, it is also a place where you can read information about procedures and treatments that are not necessarily true.

Nowhere is that more obvious than when you are researching braces and aligners. If you have ever looked into Invisalign online, you may have come across horror stories and incidents of the aligner not working, which will have put you off of the idea of seeking treatment with this aligner.

But are these myths based in fact? And if not, what are some of the most prevalent myths that you are likely to read about Invisalign?

You can straighten your teeth using online aligners for less

There are many providers of ‘do it at home’ aligners, which offer braces and aligners designed from a mould that you take at home of your teeth. And due to the pandemic, more dental professionals like the ones at Clear Braces Direct in London are offering patients initial assessments and check-ups for invisible aligners, but sending them to the patients home to avoid unnecessary interaction.

There is more danger from using DIY aligners and you may run the risk of worsening an underlying orthodontic issue. So always seek an in-person assessment from a dental professional before beginning braces.

Clear aligners are too expensive to afford

Strangely, they aren’t.

Almost every surgery that offers adult orthodontics is able to also offer a payment plan or financing, so you can pay for your aligners or braces monthly rather than in one lump sum. Great!

They don’t work

While they may not work on more complex cases of misalignment, Invisalign is very suited to correcting minor incidents of misalignment and issues such as over, under and crossbites too.

Of course, to ensure that this aligner can treat your orthodontic issue, talk to a dentist or orthodontist before deciding on a suitable course of action.

They take longer than traditional braces

Many people assume that because Invisalign isn’t fitted, it takes longer for the aligner to work than traditional braces.

But when it comes to this aligner, the average treatment time is estimated at 3-6 months, whereas for adults, treatment with regular braces can take up to 3 years.

They can damage the roots of your teeth

While many patients worry that wearing any aligner or brace can damage the roots of their teeth, there is no empirical evidence to support this.

Studies have found that in order for braces and aligners to work best, the patient needs to have teeth that have well developed and non-pathological roots but this is to ensure that the teeth are able to move correctly.

So, no, wearing Invisalign or any orthodontic brace should not damage the roots of your teeth if the treatment is being overseen by a trained Invisalign provider. Great!

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Unsure if You Have a Dental Phobia? 5 Signs You May Need a Bit of Help with Your Dental Worries

Although the people who have it usually do not want to talk about it, dental fears are exceedingly common. And while many people who suffer from dental phobias may feel alone, as many as 7 out of 10 dental patients report having anxiety when it comes to seeing their dental team. Usually linked to an unsympathetic dental professional in their past, learned behaviours from an older family member or sensory-based issues, it is important, for both your physical and mental health, that any dental concerns you may have are managed professionally to help you feel more at ease in the dental chair. But what are some of the signs that you may be more than a bit worried about and need some help seeing your dentist in Southgate?

Panic

Physically, panic can feel similar to a heart attack.

Many people, who panic about seeing their dental team, report a fast heart rate, sweating and a feeling of being crushed around their chest whenever they get into the dental chair. Depending on how severe your phobia is, you may feel this sensation when walking past a dental surgery. If you suffer from panic, talk to your dental professional from Southgate about it and discuss the sedation options that they can provide you with.

Fainting

A step up from blind panic (and usually following a panic-based episode) is fainting. Also referred to as syncope, fainting is related to the fight or flight response and is usually caused by low blood pressure. If you faint when in your local dental surgery, you may need more intensive help to face your phobias, such as counselling or cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT).

Depression

Do you feel depressed in the lead up to a dental check-up? Do you feel depressed directly after attending one? Both of these are signs that you have some kind of anxiety revolving around this procedure. If prevalent, you may need to seek the help of a trained therapist or counsellor to help you explore why you feel this way about dental appointments.

Avoidance

It is common for humans to avoid things that they do not like. If you have anxiety or phobias surrounding dental check-ups, then you are more likely to ignore those texts and emails reminding you to attend a trip to your nearby surgery. If you avoid check-ups, there is a higher chance of the underlying issues being missed and any treatments being more invasive when they do occur. This can then serve as another source of anxiety and add to the phobia.

If you can relate to this, talk to your dental team and explore anxiety-reducing options.

Withdrawal

If you mentally withdraw during your check-ups (being non-responsive and/or acting distant), this is a sign of a low-key panic disorder. While somewhat harmless, this can build in intensity if left untreated, prompting more severe anxiety responses in the future. If you do seem to have issues remembering check-ups or have been told you phase out, seek psychological help and discuss this with your dental team.

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