It is incredibly common for patients to experience fear and anxiety leading up to dental appointments. For many people, visions of a drill-wielding dentist in a white lab coat come to mind. However – thanks to advancements in dental technology – this is an unrealistic fear. Today’s dentistry utilizes painless laser beams and other techniques that are a far cry from what many people envision. Dr. Anup Naik and his Dallas dental team strive to ensure each and every patient who walks through our doors is comfortable, relaxed, and educated about the services they are going to receive. We do our best to help people understand that there is nothing to be anxious or afraid of, regardless of whether you are in for a regular teeth cleaning, teeth whitening, or porcelain veneers .
We strive to offer the highest quality of services to our patients, which includes addressing dental anxiety and fear concerns. A perfectionist and people person, Dr. Naik is committed to going above and beyond for his patients, regardless of what oral health service they are in need of. Over the years Dr. Naik has worked hard to build his practice based on the best technology and techniques in dentistry. Our entire Las Colinas team is dedicated to building and maintaining relationships with our patients, whether we only see them annually for regular cleanings or if they are in for a comfort dentistry service, such as dental fear and anxiety.
COMMON DENTAL FEARS
Many people – both teenagers or adults – experience dental anxiety or uneasiness prior to or during their dental appointments. Some of the most common dental fears that we deal with include:
Embarrassment about the state of the teeth, mouth, or gums
Fear of gagging during a cleaning
Fear of injections (including sedation)
Anxiety surrounding not being able to control the situation
Fear of pain
Anxiety or fear about becoming numb when sedated
Some studies indicate that upwards of 75% of people have at least some fear about dental visits. Unfortunately, this often results in people avoiding the dentist and, in turn, negating their oral health care. We understand that dental anxiety and fear is real and we are here to answer any questions you may have and do everything we can to make you feel comfortable. Your oral health is incredibly important to us, which is why we are committed to working with our patients when it comes to dental fear and anxiety.
HOW TO OVERCOME DENTAL FEAR AND ANXIETY
Here are a few tips to help you overcome your dental anxiety and fear:
Talk with your dentist or dental hygienist about your anxiety. In doing so, they will be able to explain what the procedure entails so that you know what to expect. Dr. Naik and our dental hygienists are here to make your experience as comfortable as possible.
Bring headphones and a smartphone with music on it. One of the most effective ways to overcome dental fear and anxiety is to listen to calming music during your appointment. Music will act as a relaxant and will also keep you from hearing any anxiety-inducing noises.
Inquire about anti-anxiety medicine. For some, taking anti-anxiety medication before your appointment will help reduce anxiety during the exam or procedure.
Use a throat spray. If you are concerned about gagging during the cleaning, try using a throat spray to control the gag reflex prior to your appointment.
Consider sedation. If you are still experiencing feelings of anxiety and fear, you may want to ask about sedation. There are several different types of sedation that may prove to be beneficial.
Always takes the extra time needed to make sure the work is perfect.
Beverly is the best!!!
Excellent staff & service..overcame my fear of the dentist
Great staff that really takes care of you and your teeth!
Great office experience was really good definitely recommended Leslie really brightens up the place. 👌
Friendly, caring doctors and staff! Reasonable pricing and AMAZING work! Highly recommended!
If you live anywhere in Dallas you've got to make sure you come to Cosmetic and Family Dentistry of Las Colinas, they are the best!!!
My go to Dentist. Great Team...just awesome people.
This has to be the best dentistry ever . They are very respectful , organized and attended !!
Beautiful office and super friendly staff everyone was so nice!
Very experienced Staff and very Professional! Doctor is very professional in the latest Dental Care!!!!
Great staff! Was a great first experience to this office. I will be back for sure.
Man! These guys are great! If your looking for a dentist, make sure you check out Dr. Naik!
The work done was clearly explained and executed well, the staff is really friendly and would highly recommend.
Overall great job on my smile. Just make sure to leave time off your schedule, cause appointments last longer than expected.
The Doctor and Staff is great! Everything is in a relaxed setting. You are told everything up front!
I have been a patient of Dr. Naik’s for many years. He’s a perfectionist and provides top notch service. Highly recommend!
Great service with teeth cleaning, comfortable settings, flexible to reschedule appointments via text .
Teeth are so important. 1st thing people look at is your smile.! Dr. Naik takes the fear out of going to the dentist. Thank you!
I've been visiting Dr. Naik for between 2 and 3 years. The quality of care and office staff are so consistently great!
I love Dr. Naik, he has been my dentist for years and has always done an amazing job 😁
Felt welcomed the instant I walked through the front door. State of the art machines and technology it seemed. The Dr. was really invested in making sure all areas were perfect for him—and myself. ‘No detail is too small’ is a good summarization.
Dr.Naik was great. He valued my time and personal preferences when it came to my dental treatment. I would recommend Dr.Naik to family and friends.
Nice, clean environment! Dr. Naik was professional along with the staff, smiles everywhere, great on prices, will not break the bank and will see you quickly which is great for the busy schedule! Love it here!!
Dr. Naik was recommended to me and I recommend him to you. The warm and friendly faces I see when I walk into the office always make me feel comfortable. His staff is awesome! I can't say enough good things about my experience with them. Thank you guys!!
Dr. Naik and his team are always friendly and very good at their work. He is also a perfectionist and makes sure your work is done correctly.
Came here for a dental check up for because had tooth pain that wouldn’t go away. My whole family now comes here blindly.
Incredible staff. Warm, friendly, informative. I work in the Hospitality industry and these guys truly understand the meaning of genuine hospitality. They make going to the Dentist so easy. Thank you Doc!
Dr. Naik and his staff were all very professional and thorough. I was well informed about my treatment and appreciated that everything was explained in detail. I feel they have my best interest at heart and I actually enjoy going there.
Great experience here !! Doc was amazing and my cavities are now fixed. Front office staff are great and welcoming. Will send you reminders for appointments so you don’t miss them. Thank y’all !!
Dr. Naik is super great, always lets you know what is going on. I always hated going to dentist due to pain issues and he is very gentle and I highly recommend
My family and I have used Cosmetic and Family Dentistry for many years. Dr. Naik and his staff have always treated us with professional courtesy and the greatest of care. I would highly recommend them.
Modern dental facility with friendly environment and great workers! Got my teeth cleaned and was in an out within 45 minutes! They took great care of me while I was there for my appointment! Definitely recommended!
Everyone was so nice and caring. Very thorough to make sure your needs are met. Staff is fabulous. Doctor Naik is very personable and professional putting together a plan to make you look and feel great about your smile.
Dr. Anup Naik is one of the greatest Dentists! I needed 2 root canals and he did an amazing job. I didn't feel a thing and the technology he has is the best. I would definitely recommend Dr. Naik.- Svetlana
I absolutely love my experience every time I come in. The staff is amazing, and they care about you. I would highly recommend anyone to come and have your dental work done here!! They have never let me down and completely exceed my expectations.
Really sweet staff and very helpful . They were very nice to accommodate me on the same day since I had a terrible toothache the whole night before . Dr. Naik is a good and very skilled dentist ... He is also very kind and help me get all my treatment done with a very generous discount .. Definately the best dental clinic 👍🏻
I finally found a dentist that is very responsive to his patients needs and not just the patients wallet. Dr. Naik and his staff are extremely helpful, caring, and accommodating. I would most definitely refer anyone to Dr. Naik and his staff and will continue to use them as my #1 choice for dentistry in the DFW area.
I was very nervous the day I had my root canal but Dr. Naik Anup made me feel very comfortable and assured me that everything would be fine.The office staff were very friendly and professional, my root canal was successful and I wasn't in any pain. I still haven't had any pain whatsoever. Dr. Anup is a miracle worker sent from heaven!!!!
Just Find The Dr.ess
Dr. Naik, is absolute top-notch dentist. I have had various procedures that were performed with thought and expertise. Dr. Naik, will explain any procedure as needed with detail and care. His hygienists are well trained and knowledgeable and the front staff are courteous and professional
I went to the dentist for a tooth ache that the last dentist told me that i needed to get an extraction for but it was diagnosed incorrectly. Dr. Naik is amazing at what he does and got me out of pain quickly. The thought of going though surgery to get an implant was scary! I recommend anyone to him.
I moved to Las Colinas recently and hated to stop using my dentist for the last several years. I didn't know where to start looking in the area for a new dentist and was lucky enough to meet Dr. Naik at my restaurant. He invited me in for a consultation and I was immediately impressed. His offices are immaculate, ... Read More
Best dentist I’ve ever visited not only are the staff super friendly so is the doctor. Office very clean and smelled great . Staff professional with turn around time was way better then I could’ve expected I’ll never see another Dentist after today cause they have truly earned my business for a long as I have teeth. Keep it up guys your simply awesome
Great doctor! Got me in quick and is a perfectionist. Nice staff.
I came to Dr. Anup because I knew he would do an outstanding quality job in meeting my dental requirements. Dr. Anup identified several issues and quickly acted to correct the problem. Dr. Anup has provided my dentist services for the past 25 years. I continue to be very impressed with his outstanding skills and focus ... Read More
This office is great. Their staff is professional and considerate of my anxiety as it relates to dental work
I walked in on a random day super annoyed with Another dental practice (totally unaffiliated with this office) Pam was sweet and helpful, as the manager she knew everything about the procedures and explained how we could get everything I wanted done, affordably. The Doc, is a perfectionist he’ll do no wrong, and ... Read More
Dr. Naik is awesome and reallt recommend a treatment plan that's gonna help save my teeth and smile vs. having to go do a million root canals or fillings that would eventually fail. I hate going to the dentist but coming to him made me feel comfortable. I walked in with high blood pressure but I left it being back to normal.
Thank you Dr. Naik and friendly staff! I knew I needed a crown since the crown done by my prior dentist had cracked. Dr. Naik made this process so easy for me! He had all the technology to do this crown during the same visit as my cleaning appointment. The front office was helpful and verified my insurance benefits before ... Read More
Dr. Naik is a true professional and incorporates the latest technology in his practice. I had a minor issue with some prior work due to lab work and Dr. Naik graciously offered to have work redone to make it right. He truly cares about his patients. I would recommend him to anyone looking for regular or cosmetic dentistry.
Have been a patient for seven months now and am very happy with the professionalism, and technology. I have been a dental patient for many years at other practices and had lots of dental work completed and by far this was the most at ease and comfortable of experiences in the dental chair. By far some of the best dental work and experience ever. Thank you Dr. Naik and Staff
Dr. Naik and his staff were able to accommodate me on a very last minute wisdom teeth removal. Got me taken care of in and out quick. Pain free (well while atleaat getting them removed). Kept me company and talked while working on me so I wouldn't be bored. I haven't been to a dentist in a while but he has become my dentist now.
I have been seeing Dr. Naik since 2005. I have had a lot of work done over the years and I can proudly I would never go to anyone else. Dr. Naik’s attention to detail is so impressive and his work weather its a root canal to crown to a bridge, which I have had several is the highest quality of work. I get paid complements ... Read More
So let me just say Dr. Naik, Val, Christina, ginger and the rest is the team did such an EXCELLENT job on my teeth and their customer service. The dentist was so attentive, patient and LISTENED to EVERY DETAIL of what I wanted without making me feel uncomfortable!!!! My teeth look so great ... Read More
Dr. Naik is the best dentist! I have been going there for 10 years. My husband and my mother both go there too. We love Dr. Naik and his staff. They are so professional, very skilled, and do the best dental work around. He is a perfectionist and will do everything ... Read More
Cosmetic Dentistry is THE place to go for your dental needs. They are professional, kind, and are always accommodating to fit their clients needs. I feel very appreciated going here and definitely recommend them. Also Val & Peter are hilarious and always keeps me smiling!
I’ve known Dr. Naik for over ten years, he is the most professional and meticulous dentist in DFW. I drive over an hour to his office and wouldn’t think of letting another dentist work on me. He takes cosmetic dentistry seriously and works hard to deliver excellent results. Office and staff are first class all the way. Look him up if you’re considering any type of cosmetic work.
Dr. Naik is not just a great dentist, he is also a gifted artist when it comes to restorative and cosmetic dentistry. I have been to many dentists in different states over the years, but the craftsmanship, attention to detail and striving for perfection of Dr. Naik has impressed me the most. I couldn’t be happier ... Read More
Dr. Naik and his staff fitted me with several crowns on my deteriorated molars. I looked at the x-rays of the results and everything looked fine. Dr. Naik, however was not satisfied with the coverage of one back molar, and he insisted on having it remade to be perfect. ... Read More
Best dental practice in Las Colinas! Dr. Naik and his team are an amazing group of individuals who did an exceptional job listening to my dental needs and taking amazing care of me.
I called the day of needing an appointment and they gladly scheduled me in during my lunch break. I was greeted by the friendly staff. As soon ... Read More
I’ve been a patient for years. Fantastic experience with a cleaning today that matched the excellence from previous appointments. Dr. Naik is a perfectionist, and Annie is a fantastic tech. Thanks again!
Receptionist was very friendly upon arrival. I was brought back as soon as I finished filling out my new patient paperwork. The whole facility was very clean and everyone there was very friendly. I am from a small town in far East Texas and have only seen one dentist my whole life. Although I was worried about trying someone new. They ... Read More
I have gone to my fair share of dentist in my life and Dr. Naik is the man! He is very professional and makes sure you understand everything prior to the procedure. I can honestly say I smile a lot more now and have confidence which helps in my field of sales! Thank you Dr. Naik and your wonderful staff for making all of my visits a great experience! I will ... Read More
Amazing service. Came here in pain and left pain free. Coming here for the last 2 years when no one wanted to work in Covid. Dr. Nail saved the day.
I have found my Dentist for Life! Dr. Naik & his awesome team had really taken care of an urgent situation I needed help with. On a Tue morning I simply walked into his practice and asked if it “might” be possible to get on Dr. Naik’s schedule sometime that week for a broken tooth to be checked & repaired. Instead of looking ... Read More
I struggled to find a dentist for years. I found Dr. Naik after undergoing two botched dental procedures. I was extremely nervous and hesitant on what to expect after having two terrible procedures previously done that resulted in teeth having to be extracted. I explained to Dr. Naik's staff the trauma's I had ... Read More
Rosi Linda Sanchez
Dr. Naik is awesome ! I’ve never had a Dentist spend so much time to discuss and explain everything to me. I will definitely recommend him to all my friends and family. His work is amazing. I’m so happy with my new smile !
I always have the best experiences in this office! From the front desk, to the hygienist, to the doctor everyone was great! Erica the young lady at the front was so helpful and informative. I seen Chelsea the hygienist and she was very thorough! I have not had one bad experience in this office. In my opinion you get ... Read More
Dr. Naik has helped to transform my mouth and my dental health.
When I first saw him in approx 2005 or 2006, my mouth was filled with metal cavity fillings. Dr. Naik removed the old unhealthy metal fillings in my mouth and provided up to date composite fillings. He also helped fill a number of cavities for me and did several on-lays (partial crowns). ... Read More
Came in for a consultation and cleaning since it has been years since I have been to the dentist (aka high dental anxiety). Meet the staff and the doctor and I have to say it went great! The hygienist was so sweet and gentle since she knew how much dental offices scare me. Dr. Naik did my exam and went over in ... Read More
Cosmetic and Family Dentistry of Las Colinas is the place to go for your Dentist. Dr. Naik and his FANTASTIC staff are AWESOME!! Going to the dentist is always frightening. But, when you enter the staff greets you with a heartwarming smile and they make you feel comfortable as possible. If you are searching ... Read More
I would recommend this dentist office to anyone. Dr. Naik is the most professional dentist with the best bedside manner. He works only with top of the line equipment and technology. I had chipped a tooth and it needed a crown. The crown was made with in minutes at the office with one visit. ... Read More
I went years unable to chew on the right side of my mouth. My last few experiences with past dentists left me feeling like I wasted my money. My experience with Cosmetic and Family Dentistry was awesome! I can't believe fixing three teeth could be life changing. I can chew correctly now, I even noticed ... Read More
Absolutely awesome and caring staff, they are very thorough in explaining procedures and answering any questions you may have. Dr. Naik was awesome ! He has the best technology and got me through my appointment of 3 crowns with no pain whatsoever ! I was very nervous about my appointment but after my ... Read More
I am so grateful for Dr. Naik and the staff at Cosmetic & Family Dentistry for the work, care, and consideration they have provided to me over the last two and a half years. An incredible amount of work has been done to replace decaying teeth and to correct and maintain my overall dental health. ... Read More
I was so happy to find this wonderful dentist office in my area. My experience was so pleasant from calling to make an appointment and with all of the office staff. Everyone is friendly and professional. Dr. Naik has the best bed side manner and took the time to go over everything in detail. I like how his staff goes over all of the costs ... Read More
I have been going to Dr. Naik for over ten years. He is meticulous. I find his staff to be very professional, polite and helpful. I just had two partial crowns and two full crowns done today. My appointment was actually Thursday but I got confused and came today. They offered to see me today anyway with sincerity and charm ... Read More
Dr. Naik and his staff are truly exemplary in terms of customer service, quality of care and attention to detail. Whenever I am at their office, I am greeted with warm smiles from Tiffany, Peter and Valerie. Everyone is polite and professional. I highly recommend Dr. Naik to everyone I know! Keep up the great work doc!! :)
Dr. Naik and his staff are wonderful. They squeezed me in as soon as possible to fix a chipped tooth and answered all my questions before completing my cosmetic procedure. Dr. Naik is a perfectionist and ensured I left the office comfortable and happy with my fixed tooth. During my visit, I truly felt I was in safe and capable hands. I would ... Read More
Been a patient for 6 years now. They are always attentive, professional and provide a fantastic level of patient care.
Dr. Naik and his staff are outstanding! They treat everyone like they are family and Dr. Naik is a perfectionist. He did a full mouth restoration for me 10 years ago and restored my smile, not to mention making me healthier by having good teeth. His attention to detail was impressive and I am consistly complemented on how beautiful ... Read More
Dr. Naik and his staff were very welcoming from the first phone call I had to make the appointment up until the end of my first visit. The office visit was great, beyond expectations. The hygienist and Dr. Naik answered all my questions, reviewed my concerns, and laid out a strategic treatment plan that anyone could ... Read More
I've been going to Dr. Naik since 2017. He has renewed my faith in dentistry with his passion for his artistry. My first procedure was a root canal and I had no pain after the swelling went down. Next, I got my wisdom teeth extracted along with a root canal still no pain after swelling went down. The staff has also been amazing ... Read More
The most professional and competent dentistry period! They make you feel comfortable and explain everything you want to know in terms you can understand. Excellent and professional hygienists sure to make you smile. If you are looking for a one stop shop then look no further. They give you continues updates ... Read More
I needed some emergency work done and my boyfriend recommended Dr. Naik who he’d been using for years. I want to say the office staff, dental staff, and Dr. Naik himself are so friendly, accommodating, and helpful! The office broke down all the costs and created plans to get me back to my best. I am currently in the middle ... Read More
I just started coming to Dr. Naik this past year, and I couldn’t be happier. Going to the dentist has always been one of my least favorite things to do, but that is starting to change. Dr. Naik is so knowledgeable, and is happy to answer any question I have to make sure I am comfortable with the situation. Annie was my hygienist ... Read More
My entire fear of dentistry is completely dissolved. Dr. Naik is amazing and sure knows what he is doing. The staff was super nice and I felt absolutely comfortable. My 10 year dry spell of refusing to see a dentist is over and I will bring my family and recommend my friends. Seriously worth a visit. Can't give it enough praise.
It’s always hard finding new Dr.s but since coming to Dallas / Las Colinas, My dental office has been one of the best decisions. I’ve never had a better experience. The whole staff from Dr. Naik to the front desk is so personable and very professional. Dr. Naik is a perfectionist and i trust his recommendations to give me ... Read More
So happy with our choice for dentistry. The reviews were on point about the office. Dr. Naik and the staff are ridiculously amazing in their empathy and support, as well as, working with us due to scheduling and finances. They went above and beyond working with us to accommodate major dental work and scheduling conflicts!!!! ...
Lovely, clean and convenient location. Dr. Naik is extremely adept in diagnosing and treating a number of dental issues, including my first root canal, with professionalism and kindness. The staff is responsive, and I appreciated the text reminders. Most of all, my smile looks fantastic!
The professionalism and friendliness of the whole team is outstanding. I’ve been going to Dr. Naik for several years now and continue to be impressed each visit. Everyone in the office is knowledgeable and pleasant. Each person you interact with goes above and beyond, whether that is while you’re checking-in, the dental assistants ... Read More
Dr. Naik has spent countless hours rebuilding my smile and I couldn’t be more thankful for his time and patience. He is fast and has a soft hand which I am thankful for. I’ve never felt so comfortable at a dentist office
My root canal failed and did not know what to do. I found them on google and was worried going to a new dentist but Dr. Naik really helped me get out of pain and have been happy with how his attitude was throughout the whole process.
Ali Shehab (Aloosh)
amazing experience with Dr. Anup Naik. Coming to the office is professional and friendly. Always enjoy coming in.
James Ayres III
One of the best dentistry practices I’ve ever been to (and I’ve moved a lot so I’ve experienced many in my life). The staff is incredible kind and helpful, even when I need to reschedule last minute. The care is amazing, and everyone is friendly and nice with a great sense of humor. You won’t hate going to the dentist when you go here!
I've never had a bad experience at this dental practice regardless of the service or work being done. From Dr. Naik to his entire staff, they are professional, caring, and thorough. Just went for a cleaning and was thoroughly pleased with everything. GrwT new hygenist! Thanks, y'all!
Dr. Naik and team are the best! I’m always greeted by friendly faces and caring staff. Beverly did an excellent job on my teeth cleaning today and my restoration is in great condition. I couldn’t be more pleased with my smile and receive so many compliments on my teeth. THANK YOU Dr. Naik. It makes all the difference in the world! 😁
I could not have asked for a better team!!! I had the consultation and we discussed my vision for what I wanted my smile to be. We scheduled to have everything done and my smile is even better than i could have dreamed of!!! The entire time, Dr. Naik and the rest of the team were very attentive and made sure I was comfortable...
Dental work gives me intense anxiety. I started to feel at ease once Jamie greeted me at the front desk. Dr. Naik was great, explained what he saw from my examination and provided a couple action plan options. Overall amazing experience.
Fantastic team and the best dentist ever! I am so grateful to Dr. Anup Naik and his team. Dr. Anup Naik is always very compassionate, professional and a perfectionist. We are his patients since 14 years and every time I go he explains in great detail . The best part I like is even after the procedure he will make sure we are doing okay ... Read More
The office is clean and they send you regular reminders; which is very beneficial to someone like me. The Dentist is also very friendly and obviously good at his job; and so are the hygienists and other members of staff. 5 stars; would recommend.
I have been a patient of Dr. Naik’s for 15 years. Before I became his patient I had so many bad experiences at other dentists. He has guided me through infections, root canals, the decision to replace metal crowns, and the need for a bridge. I can’t say enough how patient he is and how he continually ... Read More
I have been a patient of Dr. Naik for over 7 years. He has fixed quite a few of my teeth over the years. He has always made me feel comfortable, explained things very well, and is a perfectionist when it comes to his work. I have had prior dentists in my life that never went into the detail and ... Read More
Came to Dr. Naik when another dentist was giving me a treatment plan that didn’t make sense. He reviewed it and put something that was far more sensible and not over drilling for no reason. To put into perspective we went from having to do 6 root canals (and I don’t eat sweets) to just 2. The rest were all just fillings.
Been super happy.
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Dr. Naik and his team have been taking care of me for almost 10 years now and I highly recommend checking his office out if you’re in need of a new dentist you can trust. I always look forward to seeing the friendly staff when I go in for my bi-annual cleaning. His attention to detail can be seen throughout his practice and in his work!
Dr. Naik has been my dentist for almost 15 years. He's provided the best cosmetic and basic dental care to me all these years!! He's very caring, explains everything to you in great detail, and is very particular about his work. Dr. Naik also has the best staff who are very caring as his assistants and his office personnel who take great care of their clients!!