Nobody likes or wants to have teeth drilled but it is a minor discomfort that must be endured for the benefit of our dental health. For some people, however, suffering toothaches and bleeding gums is preferable to visiting the dentist. A new study from West Virginia University has revealed that:
- Fear of the dentist is often passed on to children from parents.
- Between 10 and 20% of American adults are afraid of visiting the dentist.
- A bad childhood experience is often the reason why some people fear the dentist’s chair.
Dental practises have improved greatly over the past few decades and most procedures are now quick and painless. However, this inbred fear still persists for many people and, as the article states “many dentists now keep instruments out of sight to avoid causing panic”.
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