Dental phobia is real. Why the fear of the dentist?
People are anxious about dental visits for different reasons.
Some anticipate pain. Others worry that the dentist might be rushed or neglect their concerns. Additional stressors include negative memories of past experiences and even the sterile smell of the dental office. Sometimes, simply interrupting the normal day's routine for a dentist visit creates anxiety.
If unaddressed, dental anxiety can lead to future oral health problems
If you’re nervous about an upcoming dental visit, try these ways to curb your anxiety:
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