Archive for the ‘Dental Phobia’ Category

Lancashire dentist offers tips for parents to help children overcome dental anxiety

Lancashire dentist offers tips for parents to help children overcome dental anxiety

A dentist based in Blackburn, Lancashire, has offered tips to help parents of children who suffer from dental anxiety. Recently, a dental law firm suggested that attendance rates had fallen among children due to the increased prevalence of dental fear. Now, Dr Karim Rachidi, from Synergy Dental Clinics, is offering advice to parents to help […]


Suffolk dental practices hoping to make patients feel less anxious by introducing Basil the beagle to treatment rooms

Suffolk dental practices hoping to make patients feel less anxious by introducing Basil the beagle to treatment rooms

A host of dental practices in Suffolk are taking part in a pilot programme to determine the efficacy of using pet therapy to help patients feel more relaxed. Community Dental Services CIC have welcomed a new recruit to the team in the form of Basil the beagle. Basil, who is six years old, is specially […]


Could acupuncture help you overcome a fear of the dentist?

Could acupuncture help you overcome a fear of the dentist?

Many people experience anxiety when faced with a trip to the dentist, and around 1 in 10 people have a severe fear of the dentist. If you’re scared of the dental chair, you may have come across therapies such as hypnotherapy, breathing techniques and even virtual reality, but have you ever thought about trying acupuncture? […]


Teen Confesses His Love For Dentist’s Daughter Under Anaesthetic In Viral Video

Teen Confesses His Love For Dentist’s Daughter Under Anaesthetic In Viral Video

A teenager in America coming out of an anaesthetic stupor tells his dentist that he loves his girlfriend, who happens to be the dentist’s daughter in a video that has since gone viral. Jayden, the 18-year-old was said to have been worried about having his wisdom teeth extracted by his girlfriend’s father. Amusing reactions to […]


Dental fear linked to low self-esteem, lower earning power and isolation, new study reveals

Dental fear linked to low self-esteem, lower earning power and isolation, new study reveals

A new study suggests that dental fear could increase the risk of low self-esteem and social isolation, as well as resulting in reduced earning power. The findings of a study, which have been published in the International Dental Journal, suggest that dental anxiety could have a negative impact on confidence, social mobility and income and […]


Rustington dental surgery joins forces with charity to tackle dental anxiety

Rustington dental surgery joins forces with charity to tackle dental anxiety

The members of a dental team from Rustington have joined forces with a charity to tackle severe dental anxiety, a condition that affects around 10 percent of the population. The team from the Centre for Dentistry, which is located in Sainsbury’s Rustington branch, has teamed up with Anxiety UK to raise awareness of crippling dental […]


UK researchers take anxious dental patients on a virtual trip to the beach to calm nerves

UK researchers take anxious dental patients on a virtual trip to the beach to calm nerves

Researchers from UK universities have been studying the impact of virtual reality settings on anxious dental patients. A team made up of researchers from Plymouth, Exeter and Birmingham universities discovered that taking patients on a virtual walk along Wembury Beach calmed nerves and reduced anxiety. The team of researchers worked with patients and staff at […]


Newcastle dentist introduces new buddy system to help anxious patients overcome their fears

Newcastle dentist introduces new buddy system to help anxious patients overcome their fears

A caring dentist from Newcastle has introduced a new buddy system to try and help anxious patients overcome their fears. Rob Wain, from Dovetail Bespoke Dental Solutions, is the first dentist in the UK to come up with the idea, which aims to prevent patients from feeling anxious as a result of being afraid to […]


Coatbridge dental duo helps to ease anxiety with new painless injections

Coatbridge dental duo helps to ease anxiety with new painless injections

A dental duo from Coatbridge is helping to ease anxiety thanks to the introduction of new painless injections. Keith and Gillian Preston, from Coatbridge Family Dental Care, are offering patients the chance to enjoy painless injections thanks to the arrival of the innovative Calaject system. Many patients feel anxious about going to the dentist because […]


67% of Brits feel anxious about a trip to the dentist, National Smile Month survey reveals

67% of Brits feel anxious about a trip to the dentist, National Smile Month survey reveals

Sixty-seven percent of Brits feel anxious about going to the dentist, a new survey commissioned for National Smile Month reveals. A poll conducted by the Oral Health Foundation for the annual campaign, which runs from the 15th May to the 15th June, also suggested that 33 percent of people are worried about discomfort, while 26 […]