Posts Tagged ‘dental anxiety’

A sympathetic approach essential for patients with dental phobia

A sympathetic approach essential for patients with dental phobia

Dentists who are trained in dealing with patients with dental phobia have insisted that a sensitive and sympathetic approach is required and urged fellow dentists to treat the issue of dental phobia in an understanding and compassionate manner. Dental phobia is a common condition; the British Dental Association estimates that 25 percent of people suffer […]


Dental anxiety rife amongst female patients

Dental anxiety rife amongst female patients

Figures from the adult dental health survey have revealed that 20 percent of women suffer from extreme dental anxiety. The survey revealed that 54 percent of women feel anxious the day before a dental appointment and 57 percent claim to feel frightened while they are waiting for their appointment at the surgery. Figures for dental […]


Dental Health Arlington gives local children something to smile about

Dental Health Arlington gives local children something to smile about

A team of dental professionals from Dental Health Arlington visited elementary school students to teach them about oral hygiene and provide them with preventative dental treatments. The team, which was made up of dental assistants and hygienists visited around thirty schools in the Arlington area, as well as one school in Mansfield. During the visits, […]


Kentucky children required to attend dental examinations

Kentucky children required to attend dental examinations

Children in Kentucky will be required by law to show evidence of a dental examination before January 1st of the year they enter school. The new measure has been put in place to try and improve standards of oral health amongst children and encourage parents to take their children for regular dental examinations. Mike Porter, […]


Kissdental treating an increasing number of nervous patients

Kissdental treating an increasing number of nervous patients

Dentists from Kissdental have reported an increase in the number of nervous patients in recent months. Dental anxiety is very common, affecting most people to some degree; many people suffer mild anxiety when faced with a trip to the dentist but others are affected much more severely and their anxiety can prevent them from going […]


Devon Dental practice teams up with hypnotherapist

Devon Dental practice teams up with hypnotherapist

A dental practice in Devon has teamed-up with a hypnotherapist to help treat their nervous, anxious and phobic patients. The Riverview Dental practice, in Totnes, Devon, is utilising the services of hypnotherapist Chris Fleet in order to help those patients who are scared and nervous about visiting the dentist. Dental phobia is an issue that […]


Hypnosis can ease dental anxiety

Hypnosis can ease dental anxiety

A team of researchers in Germany have found that hypnosis can be used to tackle dental anxiety. Dental anxiety is very common and can be severe in some cases; some people have such a deep-seated fear of going to the dentist that they feel extremely nervous and suffer from physical symptoms, including nausea, tremors and […]


New device could put an end to dental phobia

New device could put an end to dental phobia

Scientists in America have developed a new device, which could put an end to dental phobia. The NuCalm device has been specially designed to benefit patients who suffer from dental anxiety and dental phobia. It is estimated that one in four patients suffers from dental anxiety, with hundreds of people avoiding going to the dentist […]


NHS Psychological Therapies 2010 include Dental Phobia

NHS Psychological Therapies 2010 include Dental Phobia

The UK Department of Health recently published a press release titled, “Psychological therapies offered across the NHS”, as a response to Health Secretary Andrew Lansley’s announcement on 23 June 2010 that psychological therapies will continue to be rolled out across the NHS. The UK government has pledged £70 million for 2010 to provide existing and […]


Acupuncture can help anxious dental patients

Acupuncture can help anxious dental patients

Acupuncture has been found to significantly reduce dental anxiety, according to a recent study. The study involved twenty patients, all of whom had severe dental anxiety and had avoided going to the dentist for a period of several years; the group was made up of sixteen women and four men. The research was carried out […]