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Learn about dental phobia, the intense and irrational fear or anxiety associated with dental care or dentists.


Spa-Like Touches Help Dental Patients to Relax

July 21st, 2017 by

Patients who are wary of the dentist may be able to relax at last. More and more dental practices around the US now offer the type of treatment you’d see in a spa. Oscar Suarez, 29, admits he used to […]


Virtual Reality Might be a Cure for Dental Anxiety

June 27th, 2017 by
Woman looking through Virtual Reality goggles while getting dental work done

Patients who are afraid of the dentist might soon be able to escape to an alternate universe. That’s because dentists can help them leave their fears behind thanks to virtual reality. According to Science Daily, a recent experiment found that […]


The Many Myths and Misconceptions of Visiting The Dentist

January 13th, 2016 by

For some people, dental appointments are routine. For others, dental anxiety makes the process a serious ordeal. Fortunately, modern dentistry is an advanced science that typically results in positive outcomes. Here are some of the myths and misconceptions people face […]


The Dental Dad: Donating to Dracula

February 11th, 2015 by
Hector, the vampire

It all started with a call to a Transylvania outreach program for reformed vampires… A little over two years ago, my then nine year old son, Theo, had to get two teeth pulled, his “canines”, or fangs as they say […]


Dental Anxiety and Kids: Parents, Caregivers, Dentists All Play a Role

December 18th, 2014 by

Unfortunately, not every kid with dental phobia can be put at ease by a dentist who dresses up as the tooth fairy. And not every father has the comic skill and parental panache to turn Hermie’s horrifying dentistry in the 1964 […]


Dental Phobia

January 13th, 2012 by
Dental phobia may be dangerous to your health.

If the mere mention of the word “dentist” makes you tense, you’re not alone. As many as 20% of Americans have said they avoid going to the dentist altogether due to anxiety or fear. Fortunately, there are many different ways […]