Anxiety of the Dentist?

Posted March 01, 2021.

Every person in the world suffers from some sort of fear, but did you know, approximately 60% of the U.S. population suffers from a form of anxiety, fear, or phobia toward dental procedures?  This is truly an unbelievable amount!

Furthermore, these anxious and fearful behaviors will often lead to an avoidance of care, which will more than likely result in compromised dental health! Due to their fears, as many as 7% of the population rarely, or never, visits a dentist!

When you begin to avoid your dental care, it will ultimately cause you to have poor oral health, and this can also potentially create advanced disease states, such as: cardiovascular disease, dementia, diabetes, kidney disease, and even cancer. This is just a small example of the more common health problems that have been directly associated with poor oral health!

Howard Berg, a professional and record holding speed reader and teacher, once stated that learning can be defined as:

To understand the meaning and the significance of something.

In light of this, during the month of February, and beyond, we encourage you to learn more about yourself, and take the time to learn about the new options available to help you on your way to a healthier smile, as well as a healthier you!

Speaking of learning about new options for your dental health, we have new Comfort Care Sedation Options now available! These new sedation dentistry methods will make your life, as well as your dental care, a walk in the park! For more information regarding these new sedation techniques, go to www.pinecrestdds.com/sedation, or feel free to call or stop by the office!

On behalf of everyone here at Pinecrest Dental, we hope that you have a wonderful week, and we look forward to seeing you in the office during your next visit!

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