health mind and body

Overcoming dental anxiety


Many people fear going to a dentist.

For those who suffer from dental anxiety, a visit to the dental office might seem like a daunting prospect. At the Cedarhurst office of Dr. Alina Bergan’s, there is nothing to be afraid of. She understands you may be anxious about receiving dental treatments, and she wants to to help. Her staff is specially trained in attending to patients who suffer from dental anxiety.

If you experience anxiety going to see a dentist, you’re not alone.

A study that appeared in the Journal of the American Dental Association reported that up to 75 percent of all adults in the United States have some degree of dental anxiety. This includes 5 to 10 percent who have dental anxiety so severe that they try, at all costs, to avoid a dentist’s office.

People with dental anxiety/phobia have a higher risk of gum disease and early tooth loss. Avoiding the dentist may not only have emotional costs, but also make people self-conscious and insecure due to discolored or damaged teeth. 

If you experience dental anxiety, it is important to let Dr. Bergan’s office know in advance, so they can provide you with the dental care you need with an added touch of TLC. They can assist by explaining behavioral techniques for relaxation. Dr. Bergan is a knowledgeable, caring dentist with exceptional skills and a gentle touch who will help you overcome your fears of dental procedures.

To visit Dr. Bergan in her office at 650 Central Ave., Suite F, in Cedarhurst, call 800-223-0801 or book online at