Is Dental Phobia A Learned Trait?

Dental phobia, and dental anxiety come in many forms. Anxiety may cause you to be slightly apprehensive to extremely frightened at the thought of visiting the dentist. A phobia, may cause a paralyzing fear that overtakes your entire body. Whichever form, dental phobia or dental anxiety, can be very difficult to overcome. Inability to have…

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Top 5 Reasons People Avoid The Dentist

Let’s face it, going to the dentist is usually not a the top of most people’s fun list. Going to the dentist does not have to be an unpleasant experience that we dread. Whatever the reason, many Americans skip visits to the dentist. In the United States alone, approximately 65 % of us go to the…

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Overcoming Dental Anxiety

Dental Anxiety – is the abnormal fear or dread of visiting the dentist for preventive care or follow up treatment and extreme anxiety over dental procedures. Let’s face it, not many people truly look forward to going to the dentist. There are plenty who do, but most do not. We know it is good for…

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Redheads Feel More Dental Pain and Dental Anxiety?

Did you know that a redheads genetic makeup may lead to a need for increased local anesthetic and have higher dental anxiety? A recent study by the Journal of the American Dental Association (JADA) shows that people with a specific gene tend to experience increased dental anxiety during routine dental treatment. This gene occurs more often…

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Are You Affected By Dental Phobia?

A phobia is generally defined as an irrational severe fear that leads to avoidance of the feared situation, object or activity. Most people can live with some level of anxiety about going to the dentist. However, for those with dental phobia, the thought of going to the dentist is terrifying. They may be so afraid…

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7 Ways To Overcome Dental Fear

Dental phobias can be overcome. Just takes a lot of work on all parties involved. The doctor and patient must both make a commitment to making it work. 1. Find Dentist you trust and feel comfortable with. Ask a family member or friend whom you trust for a referral. A good dentist will be one where…

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