We get it.

When most people make a list of their favorite activities, sitting in a dental chair and getting their teeth cleaned usually doesn’t make the top 10 list.

And that’s okay!

If you (or child, spouse, parent, etc.) live in or around the Marietta area and really don’t like going to the dentist, then this article is for you. While it’s easy to keep postponing a needed dental appointment, it can really hurt your teeth and gums in the long run.

Below we’re going to share with you four reasons why patients who struggle with dental anxiety (from mild anxiety to severe, “get me outta here!” anxiety) choose Dr. Shaila Mohip-Chahwala and the team at Shining Smiles Family Dentistry.

No Judgement (We Don’t Think You’re Crazy)

Many patients who have any form of social or medical anxiety (dentistry included) are often embarrassed and self-conscious. We want you to know that at Shining Smiles, we don’t feel that way about you.

Each and every one of us has our own personal battles that we struggle with, and we would never think less of a patient or refer to them as “crazy” because they struggle with anxiety. It’s a very real issue and we understand that.

Dr. Mohip-Chahwala and our entire team are quite aware that many patients aren’t comfortable in a dental chair, which is why we go out of our way to enable you to relax. There is no judgement at our practice; just positive vibes and warm personalities!

Let’s Face it…We’re a Bunch of Women Who Know How to Nurture

While we certainly don’t want to make any blanket statements about nurturing and compassion (and certainly don’t want to offend any compassionate gentlemen who may be reading this), our office is full of nurturing, compassionate women.

Nurturing is a skill and it translates very well into being able to provide a more positive, reassuring, less anxious experience to all of our patients.

When you come to Shining Smiles Family Dentistry in Marietta (formerly located in Powder Springs), you’re not just going to be left alone in a dental chair to deal with your anxiety; our receptionists, hygienists, and dentist will be with you every step of the way.

Calm, Relaxing Environment with No “Scary Talk”

We know that some people are set off by any “medical-related” chatter, which is why we try very hard to be respectful of everyone in our office and keep any “scary talk” to ourselves.

At Shining Smiles Family Dentistry, we know that proper oral healthcare improves your overall health and wellness, which is why we aim to provide you with a comforting environment that eliminates as many triggers as possible.

It’s just one more way we go the extra mile for our patients. Speaking of which, if you haven’t checked out our patient reviews, you can do so below:


You’ll be In and Out Quickly

While we certainly take the time to talk with and get to know all of our patients, we understand that part of a successful dental visit is efficiency. This is especially true for patients who battle any form of anxiety or dental phobia.

At Shining Smiles, we pride ourselves on short wait times and efficient office visits. You’ll be treated like a real person (not just a number). For patients who are prone to dental anxiety, it’s the best of both worlds!

Got Dental Anxiety? Here’s the Next Step…

Being able to handle dental anxiety is all about finding the right office where you’re comfortable, and we think Shining Smiles Family Dentistry could be the place for you. You’re certainly not alone and you wouldn’t be the first patient we’ve ever treated who really didn’t like visiting the dentist!

To schedule your appointment give us a call today or contact us right here on our website!