Do You Have Dental Fear or Phobia?# Dental Tips, | February 18, 2015
Are you afraid of seeing the dentist?
Do you dread your dental appointment for weeks?
If so, you’re not alone.
Studies show that as many as 75% of people have at least some fear when visiting the dentist.
For some people its general anxiety; however, for others, it’s extreme dental phobia where they’ll break into a sweat just thinking about going to the dentist. People with dental phobia have an intense fear – so much so that they’ll avoid any dental treatments. In a recent study by the Huffington Post, it was shown that most of this fear is passed on from parent to child.
While having some nervousness every now and then while seeing the dentist is understandable, avoiding the dentist is definitely not the answer. By not seeing the dentist, you risk serious consequences for your oral health…..