Dental Voices: Mental Health

MDA dentists sink their teeth into an issue that matters–we’re talking about mental health.

The Invisible Bags We All Carry

The day-to-day challenges we face can get in the way of reaching our optimal wellness. MDA dentist Dr. Mayberry shares what it means as a dental care provider to understand and give space to the difficult experiences we all go through.

These days, so many of us, patients and dentists alike, carry more than we let on. But if we can’t see it, how do we know what you’re going through? By asking. By showing up for each other.

Dentists Open Up About Opening Up

From stress and anxiety to depression and insomnia, the state of your mental health can affect your oral and overall health. It also can impact how you feel about receiving dental care.

MDA dentists share that when we ask, “how are you feeling?” we want to know your honest answer. Not to judge but to help.

When we know what you’re facing, we can provide you with the best care for your unique needs. That may mean taking extra steps to keep you more comfortable at your visit or working together to solve a stress-related issue like grinding your teeth.

At your next visit, open up. Let us know how you feel, and let us be there for you.

Find an MDA Dentist Near You

Don’t have a dentist? Use our Find-a-Dentist tool to find an MDA dentist in your area. Talk to your dentist and their dental care team about your mental health at your appointment. They’re here to ensure you get the care you need!