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Fear of the Dentist

While going to the dentist may seem like a routine task for many adults, for some, it’s an anxiety-inducing event that prevents them from getting the treatment they need. It’s estimated that up to 40 million Americans suffer from some form of dental anxiety or dental phobia. Fortunately, sedation...
For some children, going to the dentist is a treat. They get a sparkly clean smile, special attention from the dentist and their staff, and they usually get to go home with a new toothbrush, toy, or treat afterwards. For other children, going to the dentist is an unfamiliar...
If you suffer from dental anxiety, you’re not alone. An estimated forty million Americans suffer from anxiety about going to the dentist. As you can imagine (or maybe you don’t have to!), this can lead people to forgo going to the dentist or to skip appointments and treatment even...
Sedation dentistry is a term you may have heard but are not sure what it means. Some dental procedures are always done under sedation, especially procedures that involve surgery. However, sedation dentistry refers to sedation that can be used for any dental procedure- even simple ones. The reason is...
Dentophobia. Many of us may be completely unfamiliar with this lengthy word, but you'd be shocked to learn how many people of all ages experience it.To put it simply: dentophobia is the fear of the dentist. It could be triggered by something as simple as entering the dentist office...
Has it been months or even years since you’ve been to a dentist? Do you want to get back into the healthy routine of getting those exams and making sure your mouth is as healthy as possible? There might be a common reason why you haven’t been to the...