Archive for the ‘Dental Phobia’ Category

Dental patients are postponing or cancelling appointments due to fear and anxiety, new survey suggests

Dental patients are postponing or cancelling appointments due to fear and anxiety, new survey suggests

A new survey has suggested that British adults are cancelling or postponing dental appointments due to fear and anxiety. Research conducted by Hudgell Solicitors revealed that over a quarter of patients have delayed or put off treatment altogether as a result of anxiety or dental phobia. The poll also found that 80% of adults are […]


Dental professionals slam Netflix documentary linking root canal treatment to cancer

Dental professionals slam Netflix documentary linking root canal treatment to cancer

Dental professionals have urged streaming platforms to remove a documentary, which links root canal treatment to an increased risk of cancer. Dentists, researchers and specialist endodontists have slammed the makers of ‘Root Cause’ and accused streaming services of spreading inaccurate, potentially harmful messages. The film, which was made by Australian Frazer Bailey, documents the film-maker’s […]


New dental pilot aimed to reduce stress for dementia patients receives positive feedback in Southend

New dental pilot aimed to reduce stress for dementia patients receives positive feedback in Southend

A new pilot programme, which has been launched to make going to the dentist less stressful for patients with dementia, has received positive feedback in Southend. Public Health England started the new scheme to help patients with dementia get to the dentist safely and eliminate distress and discomfort during appointments. To make the process less […]


New Bupa study reveals time restraints, fear and cost are the main reasons patients avoid the dentist

New Bupa study reveals time restraints, fear and cost are the main reasons patients avoid the dentist

A new study conducted by Bupa has revealed most people avoid going to the dentist on a regular basis as a result of a lack of time, fear and cost. The Bupa poll, which involved 2,000 adults, suggested that 14% of people didn’t go to the dentist regularly due to time constraints. In the last […]


Berwick dental practice launches new sedation services for nervous patients

Berwick dental practice launches new sedation services for nervous patients

A dental practice in Berwick has launched new conscious sedation services for anxious patients. Berwick Smile Dental Care is now able to offer sedation for patients who require intensive or complex treatment after adding a new sedation dentist to the practice team. Rheyah Vihahn has nine years of experience in providing sedation for patients who […]


Pittsburgh dentist welcomes new dental therapy puppy to ease patient anxiety

Pittsburgh dentist welcomes new dental therapy puppy to ease patient anxiety

A dentist from Pittsburgh has welcomed a new addition to his practice team in a bid to soothe anxious patients. Dr Ted Steliotes has recently started bringing his puppy, Smudge, into the office to help nervous patients feel more relaxed. Dr Steliotes, from Steliotes Dental Spa in McMurray, got his French bulldog puppy, Smudge, from […]


Could VR cure your dental anxiety?

Could VR cure your dental anxiety?

It’s no secret that most people experience a degree of anxiety when faced with a session in the dental chair. If you’re one of those affected by nervousness, virtual reality (VR) could make the future a whole lot brighter. Virtual reality has a whole host of uses, and it’s becoming increasingly commonplace in the education, […]


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? […]