It is estimated that between nine and 20 percent of Americans avoid visiting a dentist regularly simply because of fear and anxiety. Failing to go to the dentist routinely can have significant consequences. Small dental problems can turn into larger ones that require more time,...

While many people dislike having routine dental work done, dental anxiety is more than just an unpleasant feeling associated with going to the dentist. For up to 15 percent of the United States population, dental anxiety may be paralyzing. These people may have sick or panicky...

Do you get nervous when you think about going to the dentist? Do you avoid appointments or tell yourself the problems with your mouth are “no big deal” instead of going to a cleaning or having your teeth looked at? You’re not alone, and you...

Not wanting to go to the dentist isn’t always about fear and anxiety. Sometimes you just don’t want to do it. It’s not always fun or exciting, and it can feel strange to have someone poking around in your mouth. But for some patients, it’s...

When you’re afraid to go to the dentist, you might think you don’t have any options but to avoid it all together or go even though your knees are knocking. The truth is that dental sedation helps a lot of people get the care they...

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