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How to Get Over a Fear of the Dentist
Dentophobia is exaggerated fear or anxiety about going to the dentist. Roughly 9 percent to 15 percent of Americans avoid seeing a dentist because of this phobia, according to Cleveland Clinic. And others might need to practice coping methods to make ...

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Golden Doodles ease anxiety at Foothills Family Dental
Ahwatukee Foothills News
Dentophobia – a fear of dentists or dental procedures – is a real and treatable fear, according to the American Psychiatric Association. So, Foothills Family Dental, marking its 24th year in the same Ahwatukee location at the northwest corner of East ...

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Dental Phobia: 7 Common Fears, And How To Conquer Them
Huffington Post
Then the dentists' toothbrush, followed by suctioning and sprays of water from the mini water jet. It sounds like a typical visit to the dentist. But for many people with some degree of dental phobia — technically called dentophobia or odontophobia ...

BBC News

Fear of dentists and needles needs sympathetic ear
BBC News
Nobody enjoys going to the dentist. But for some people their feelings of anxiety can turn into fear and even a fully-blown phobia. Dentophobia is an extremely common affliction. Around 12% of us suffer from extreme dental anxiety and the British ...

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Putting dental phobic patients at ease
In this article, Alex Mungo explores some of the clinical and non-clinical ways of dealing with patients with dental phobias. Dentophobia is a common affliction. Research from the British Dental Association (BDA) suggests that 25% of patients suffer ...

Dentistry IQ

How to help your patients overcome dental phobia
Dentistry IQ
It goes against our survival mechanisms to allow access to sensitive gums and vulnerable airways. But people also suffer from more specific types of dentist-related fears, called dentophobia or odontophobia. Some patients are afraid of needles, while ...

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VIDEO: Can you relate to these phobias?
Southlands Sun
There are many phobias in the world such as the famous one claustrophobia, the fear of being enclosed in a small space or room and unable to escape. There is also the infamous trypophobia, the fear of holes. And thanks to Photoshop and a creative mind, ...

The Irish Sun

Meath dad gets new set of knashers after a life-long addiction to fizzy drinks left him with a mouthful of decayed teeth
The Irish Sun
Dentophobia combined with an “aversion” to brushing his teeth only compounded the problem over the past decade. ... Smiling Michael is set to receive a €40,000 mouth makeover by Dr David Murnaghan at Boyne Dental and Implant Clinic in Navan.

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The Dentists
ITV News
Whether it's the whizz of the drill, the tension in the waiting room or the click and crack as a tooth is pulled out – the dentist is a location that sets our teeth on edge. In fact, it's the nations number one fear. And that fear has meant many of us ...

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Omaha Reader

Readers' Choice 2010 Best Dentist
Omaha Reader
“That's important when you're choosing a dentist. Our office has a high level of integrity and our employees are representative of that integrity.” For those with a serious case of dentophobia (fear of the dentist) full sedation may need to be ...



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