Archive for the ‘Dental Phobia’ Category

Grandad From Bury Is All Smiles After Overcoming Dental Phobia

Grandad From Bury Is All Smiles After Overcoming Dental Phobia

A delighted grandfather from Ramsbottom has something to beam about after overcoming his dental phobia. Mr David Rigby, 68, had bad experiences at the dentist as a child and this triggered a lifelong fear of dentists. He would only ever visit one when he needed to have a tooth removed. After deciding to have dentures fitted, […]


Dental Fear Prevents Birmingham Dental Hospital Patients from Attending Appointments

Dental Fear Prevents Birmingham Dental Hospital Patients from Attending Appointments

Thousands of patients are not attending dental appointments at Birmingham Dental Hospital due to dental phobia. The patients’ own dentists often send them to the specialist centre to have complex procedures carried out, however at least 30 patients per day fail to arrive for these important appointments. The facility has introduced a new set of […]


Going to the Dentist is More Stressful Than Divorce, According to Mancunians

Going to the Dentist is More Stressful Than Divorce, According to Mancunians

A new survey has suggested that the people of Manchester find going to the dentist more stressful than divorce. The survey, which was conducted by Toothpick, asked people to order scenarios in relation to how much stress they caused. The choices include going to the dentist, having issues with the in-laws, getting divorced, having a job […]


Matlock Dental Practice Becomes One Of The First In The UK To Have An Anaesthetist On Site

Matlock Dental Practice Becomes One Of The First In The UK To Have An Anaesthetist On Site

A dental practice in Matlock, Derbyshire, has become one of the first clinics in the UK to have an anaesthetist on site. Peak Implant Clinic has enlisted the services and expertise of Dr Ken Ruiz to provide sedation for nervous patients and patients who are undergoing lengthy or complex dental procedures. Dr Ruiz has moved […]


Dental Charity Survey Reveals Brits Are Still Scared Of Going To The Dentist

Dental Charity Survey Reveals Brits Are Still Scared Of Going To The Dentist

Dentists now use all kinds of gadgets, gizmos and therapies to make patients feel more relaxed, but a recent survey carried out by the British Dental Health Foundation has confirmed that many people are still anxious about going to the dentist. The survey, which involved around 2,000 British adults, found that 33 per cent of […]


Have Scientists Found The Solution To Dental Phobia?

Have Scientists Found The Solution To Dental Phobia?

Scientists believe they may have found the solution to dental phobia, a problem, which affects hundreds of people in the UK. Researchers in Nigeria found that electrotherapy can help to reduce anxiety and fear, paving the way for thousands of patients around the world to undergo dental treatment without feelings of dread and terror. Researchers […]


Could Acupuncture Be The Solution For Dental Anxiety?

Could Acupuncture Be The Solution For Dental Anxiety?

Around 20 per cent of Americans suffer from anxiety in the dental chair, but Italian researchers may have come up with a solution for those who have a sensitive gag reflex; researchers from the University of Palermo, Sicily, believe that acupuncture could benefit patients who suffer from anxiety related to having an overly sensitive gag […]


Neuroscientists Reveal The Real Reason You Feel Nervous At The Dentist’s

Neuroscientists Reveal The Real Reason You Feel Nervous At The Dentist’s

Most of us are familiar with butterflies in the tummy and a racing heartbeat when faced with a wait outside the treatment room at the dental practice and researchers from Japan have revealed the reason why so many of us feel anxious in the waiting room. Neuroscientists in Japan have been studying brain activity in […]


Port Melbourne Dental Yogi Promotes Wellbeing

Port Melbourne Dental Yogi Promotes Wellbeing

Principal Dentist and Yogi Dr. Fern White of the Beacon Cove Dental group in Port Melbourne pioneers a blend of mindfulness and dentistry techniques for relaxed treatment enhancement. In providing a holistic environment for the dentistry team and patients, Dr. White is introducing mindfulness techniques for the benefit of staff and individuals in treatment. A […]


Patient Travels Over 90 Miles To Conquer Phobia

Patient Travels Over 90 Miles To Conquer Phobia

Huddersfield resident David Slack, had refused to go to the dentist for almost 24 years, suffering from dental phobia. It was only until a close friend told him of a new dental facility, located 90 miles away in the North East. Billingham’s Queensway private Dental Clinic is in collaboration with Hartlepool’s University hospital to provide […]