If you don’t really spend any time focusing on it, you may overlook the fact that your thoughts regarding your dental care may tend to lean toward the negative! Over time, this can impact your general outlook and emotional response to caring for your smile (and not in a good way). If you find that you feel sluggish about dental hygiene sometimes, that you feel guilty, or that you even feel anxious about visits for no specific reason, our Virginia Beach, VA team encourages you to consider changing your self talk! What’s this mean? Well, we’ve got some very easy-to-follow examples that really can have a powerful effect!
About “Self Talk”
First, let’s quickly examine what we mean by this. Take a moment to think about all of the things you think or say to yourself whether out loud or mentally as it relates to any aspect of your dental care. When you brush, do you think, “I hate doing this” or when you think about scheduling care, do you think to yourself, “I’m so bad at keeping up with appointments!” etc.? You may quickly tell yourself that you’re probably not doing a very good job, that you can’t believe you let a cavity develop, and the list goes on. None of these make you feel good, which can make you feel not-so-fantastic about your smile health or dental care over time.
Believe it or not, even if it feels a little bit corny, you can absolutely change your self talk by making little changes! By putting forth the effort to say kind things to yourself and take on a new perspective, you can feel better about dental care and even feel more motivated to follow through. Consider the following improvements that can turn your usual pessimism to optimism:
- “Good job! That was a successful brushing session.”
- “I bet if I ask, my dentist can give me some tips for dental hygiene that’s even more successful.”
- “Once I get this cavity filled, I’m going to stay on track and keep my smile healthy!”
- “If I just call the office right now, all I have to do is show up for my visit, schedule the next before I leave, and keeping up with care is easy!”
Talk With Us About How To Enjoy Successful Dental Care
Enjoy motivation from our team when you talk with us about how to have a positive outlook regarding dental care and how to make it as easy as possible. We have suggestions! Contact Absolute Dental Care today in Virginia Beach, VA to schedule a visit by calling (757) 428-7440. We proudly welcome patients Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Norfolk, Suffolk, Hampton, Eastern Shore, and all surrounding communities.