What Is Dental Phobia & How To Manage It

0 October 4, 2017

No one likes to visit the dentist. It is one of those things that you have to do to maintain proper and healthy oral hygiene. Some people manage it fine, but many people are terrified of going. They get terrible anxiety and panic when the mere mention of going to the dentist is made and will do everything in their power to avoid it. They will happily put off going for years, resulting in teeth and gums deteriorating. This fear is genuine and is commonly known as “Dental Phobia“. How the phobia develops ranges from person to person, but there are a few common reasons that stand out the most:

• The Pain Factor

There is no denying that some dental work requires pain and this creates the anxiety in people. The expectation that pain is coming is what instils fear in these people and puts them off from going.

• The Embarrassment

The longer that teeth or gums are not checked or repaired, the worse it becomes, and the less likely these people go to the dentist. They are embarrassed by their mouths and what they dentist might think. It is a vicious cycle that goes round and round.

•Lost Of Control

When you’re at the dentist, you have to sit there and give up total control. Worse, you have to sit still and just hold on until it ends. Lots of people don’t like the loss

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0 September 26, 2017

We all try our hardest to keep our teeth in the best condition. We brush them, we floss them, we make regular appointments to the dentist. Unfortunately, accidents happen and how to act in these moments will go a long way to determining if you permanently damage your teeth and gum, or if you don’t.   Now, we are talking about severe “on-the-spot” dental emergencies that require fast thinking and action. By following these simple steps, you will be able to reduce any long-lasting damage before you visit your dentist.  What To Do If You Bite Your Tongue, Lips Or Cheek The first step is to grab yourself a clean piece of cloth and apply it to the area, as this will help you stem the bleeding. Over time, the bleeding will stop, and the area will heal itself. There is nothing to worry about unless the bleeding continues after 15 minutes or there is a significant amount of blood. If this is the case, immediately head to your local dental practice or hospital if it’s after hours. What To Do If You Have A Broken Tooth You will be surprised at how often this happens to people. If you have found that one of your teeth is broken, quickly rinse out your mouth with luke-warm water and locate any tooth fragments in your mouth or have fallen out. Once you have collected them, keep them moist and head straight to a dentist. While yo

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