August 22, 2019
Dental phobia also known as dental anxiety has an enormous impact on patients’ oral health and it is not at all uncommon. Estimates say that at least 40 per cent of Canadians are strongly afraid of dentists and they avoid dental care because of this. Even more so, it has been shown that this fear can be transmitted from parents to children having a long-lasting impact on them as well.
The majority of people will need dental treatment at some point in their lives and typically, this means addressing issues such as cavities, dental trauma, missing teeth, tooth decay, or periodontal disease, all variable according to age, lifestyle and various other circumstances. Not addressing these issues timely and appropriately will not only affect dental and oral hygiene but will consequently have an impact on nutrition and general health.
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