Archive for the ‘Dental Phobia’ Category

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 […]


Fear of the dentist can increase your risk of tooth decay, study reveals

Fear of the dentist can increase your risk of tooth decay, study reveals

A new study has suggested that a fear of going to the dentist can increase your risk of developing tooth decay. Researchers at King’s College London claim that women are four times more likely to suffer from odontophobia (a phobia of the dentist) than men, putting them at greater risk of dental decay. The study […]


Rugeley dentist finds novel way to entertain nervous patients with ceiling-mounted Where’s Wally? Scene

Rugeley dentist finds novel way to entertain nervous patients with ceiling-mounted Where’s Wally? Scene

A dentist from Rugeley has come up with a novel solution to help distract and relax nervous patients. Michael Mannion, from mydentist, has fitted a giant Where’s Wally scene on the ceiling of his treatment room to keep patients entertained while they’re in the dental chair. The image, which is called ‘Fairground’, was recently revealed […]


Cost is the biggest barrier to dental patients in the US, survey reveals

Cost is the biggest barrier to dental patients in the US, survey reveals

A new survey has revealed that cost is the biggest barrier to dental patients in the US. Many people may assume that patients swerve regular appointments due to fear of the dentist or struggling to find time to get to the dental office. However, a new healthcare survey suggests that expense is the most common […]


Glasgow dental patient thanks life-saving dentist after crippling toothache turns out to be a tumour

Glasgow dental patient thanks life-saving dentist after crippling toothache turns out to be a tumour

A dental patient from Glasgow has thanked his dentist for saving his life. William Murdoch, 53, is due to have surgery to remove a cancerous lump, which was discovered after he visited his dentist with crippling toothache. Mr Murdoch, a butcher, decided to go to the dentist after developing severe toothache. His dentist, Catriona Amadel, […]


Paediatric Dental Sedation: What about It?

Paediatric Dental Sedation: What about It?

Prior to now, sedation dentistry has not been a part of dental practices. It has only been in recent times that more dental practitioners are incorporating sedation into their dental practices and are undertaking and completing the requirements needed to do so. Until recently, sedation dentistry was in use mainly for third molar removal and […]