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Why Dental Anxiety Could Be Hurting Your Teeth

Dental anxiety can keep people away from the dentist’s office for months and even years. This time away from the dentist’s chair can allow for decay, cavities, and other oral health problems to pop up, without treatment.

The other major problem with dental anxiety, according to a study done at the University of Gothenburg, is that is can affect other aspects of your health. There was a link between dissatisfaction with appearance and poorer oral health, depression, and anxiety. Skipping your dental visits could lead to unhappiness with your appearance and within your life according to this study.

Patients with the highest level of dental anxiety also suffered from ADHD. So if you suffer from ADHD or dental anxiety, talk to your dentist about ways that they can alter the experience to make it more relaxing and stress-free for you.



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