Dentophobia Haunting Millions of Australian Adults and Leading Them to Put Their Own Children at Unnecessary Risk

For Sally-Anne Blandshard, it was a bad reaction following a standard wisdom teeth removal procedure that sparked her dread towards visiting the dentist.

While the procedure happened during her teenage years, Ms Blandshard’s fear, also known as dentophobia, persisted into adulthood.

It was only when it was time for her two children to visit the dentist that the Brisbane mother knew she had to overcome her apprehension.

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