No one likes going to the dentist, but some people really hate it. My Stress Free Dentistry’s Dental Success Program can help you overcome dental anxiety, fears and phobias.afraid dentist “It is not easy to give over control to someone who is going to crawl inside your mouth and do some work, in your mouth, […]
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You CAN Manage Your Dental Anxiety!
So let’s start at the beginning: what is dental anxiety? Well, as a 2019 DMD Candidate at Harvard School of Dental Medicine, I can say one thing for sure: it is a well-studied, very significant topic. Dental anxiety and phobia is, plain and simple, the fear of the dentist. It is the fear of the […]
Dentistry Has Gotten So Much Better. Why Are We Still Scared?
Dental visits have never been something people look forward to. From the original barber-surgeons—handy for a shave, a haircut, and a tooth extraction—to the first foot-powered dental drill, which was a re-purposed spinning wheel, getting our teeth fixed has been a source of trauma. dentistry scared Even well after the invention of Novocain, it still […]
5 Tricks to Help Children Overcome Fear of the Dentist
1. Start Them Early It is important to establish a dental home for your child at a young age to ensure optimum dental health. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that parents bring their child in for his or her first dental appointment within 6 months of the eruption of the first “baby tooth” […]
Dreading your next trip to the dentist?
Cameron Randall and Daniel McNeil report that dental care-related fear and anxiety is due, in part, to genetic influences inherited from parents. The study is one of the first to suggest that genetics, in addition to environmental factors, can be a basis for patients fearing dental treatment. dental care related fear The study demonstrates that […]
High anxiety in the dental office
What are they so afraid of? Studies say that most patients are afraid of three things at the dental office — fear of loss of control, fear of embarrassment, or fear of pain. Loss of control is when they can’t see what we’re doing to them, can’t help us to do it, or can’t anticipate […]
How To Get Through A Teeth Cleaning When You’re Terrified Of The Dentist
Whirring drills. Crying kids. Masked dentists shoving their gloved hands in your mouth. Chemical smells wafting through an office. For lots of people, going to the dentist is more like a scene from a horror film than a routine checkup, and it can cause intense and sometimes irrational feelings of fear. terrified dentist Dental anxiety […]
What is Dental Phobia and Dental Anxiety
Some people don’t look forward to dental appointments any more than they look forward to visits to a physician. Most dental procedures aren’t painful. However, just being examined can make people feel stressed. Most people can live with having some anxiety about going to the dentist. For those with dental phobia, however, the thought of […]