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05 June 2017

Fear of the dentist may be genetic, scientists believe.

Many people feel reluctant to go to the dentist and face the whirring drills, bright lights and the possibility of discomfort. For some people, however, the fear is so intense that they avoid going, even when their teeth are in a terrible state. Scientists believe that this fear of dental treatment may actually have a genetic basis – the same genes that affect levels of fear also influence the fear of dental treatment.

Luckily, there are many things dentists can do to help terrified patients, such as cultivating a gentle bedside manner and keeping frightening-looking instruments out of sight.

Key takeaways:

– Approximately 10 – 20 percent of Americans are afraid of receiving dental treatment.

– Many of these people will also have had fearful parents, which suggests that hereditary factors are also at play.

– Environmental factors are also influential – a bad experience in childhood can trigger a lifetime of fear.

Going to the dentist might be unnerving, but sound oral hygiene practices can help you keep this ordeal to the minimum.

Click here to read the full article and learn how to look after your smile.

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