Anxiety and Depression and Dental Care 

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Countless Americans face multi-faceted anxiety or forms of depression, and oftentimes both can affect a person’s ability to maintain their dental health. Anxiety and depression can make it more difficult to routinely brush and floss your teeth, keep hygienist appointments, or deal with dental pain. Whether you face anxiety about visiting a dentist’s office or are experiencing more all-encompassing mental health challenges, Costa Dentistry is here to help you find comfort in your dental care experiences. 

Costa Dentistry’s Comfort Menu Helps to Ease Dental Anxiety

The goal of our Comfort Menu at Costa Dentistry is to help all of our patients relieve the stress dental procedures can cause. We recommend that patients tell their provider if they are experiencing any health symptoms that may be of concern and any medications they are taking. 

We care about the overall health, including the mental health, of our patients, and offer the following services to ease stress:

  • Wifi
  • Netflix
  • Stress ball
  • Neck pillow
  • Warm lemon-scented towel
  • Essential oils
  • Headphones
  • Nitrous Oxide
  • Bottled water
  • Fleece Blanket

Patient comfort is our priority! If there is something we can do to make your visit more enjoyable, please let your provider know. 

Mental Health Tools

When you’re faced with mental health challenges, some over-the-counter tools are available to help you maintain your oral health. Disposable toothbrushes do not require water and can be a useful tool when energy levels are low. Travel-sized flossers and mouthwash can help you quickly take care of your teeth. Costa Dentistry also offers an online form to request an appointment, which can be filled out 24/7, and can help you maintain your regular dental appointment schedule. 
The 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline is available 24 hours a day and in multiple languages for anyone in need of free, confidential, and immediate support.