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Harris Dental proudly accepts a variety of payment methods to help your dental care fit into your life. We thank you for understanding that payment is due in full at the time of treatment.
Harris Dental accepts most dental insurances and will gladly file your insurance claims electronically. We are also happy to help you plan your treatment by estimating expected fees and insurance coverage before your recommended treatment begins. An estimate is only an estimate based on information we gather from your insurance provider. The final cost may vary.
- Personal checks
- Credit Cards: Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express
Harris Dental partners with CareCredit to offer extended payment plans with little-to-no interest. Click here to learn more or to apply.
3 Ways to Relax Before Your Dental Visit
Visiting the dentist can make many people feel uneasy. Some patients may worry about what the dentist may find, while others feel nervous about the sensation of having their teeth treated or cleaned.
If you find that you feel anxious about your upcoming dental visit, know that you’re not alone and that Dr. Harris and his team are here to listen to your concerns and help you have a positive dental experience every step of the way. Additionally, here are three simple ways you can help foster a greater sense of relaxation at your upcoming visit.
- Prevent subtle stressors.
Small but impactful stressors, like a full bladder or the caffeine jitters, can sometimes exacerbate feelings of stress and anxiety without our realizing it. To ensure your greatest comfort during your dental visit, aim for a full night’s sleep, drink water, reduce caffeine, eat a healthy snack, wear comfortable clothing, and use the restroom before you go back for your visit.
- Pursue light-to-moderate physical activity.
Exercise is one of the most effective ways to bust feelings of stress and tension while elevating mood and self-esteem. To help soothe stress before your appointment, you may consider taking a fitness class with a friend or getting some fresh air with a walk around one of Maryville’s 10 parks.
- Be kind to yourself.
Self-compassion is a type of mindfulness that may help reduce stress and anxiety around your dental visit, especially if you tend to be hard on yourself about having these feelings. The next time you notice yourself feeling anxious about your dental visit, try pressing pause on what you’re doing to nonjudgmentally acknowledge how you’re feeling. Remember that you’re not alone in having this experience as you offer yourself the same compassionate thoughts and words you would offer a friend in need.
Dr. Harris and the entire Harris Dental team are here to offer support during your appointment. Contact our office today if you have any questions or concerns about your upcoming dental visit.