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Breathing Techniques for Anxiety Reduction

Breathing Techniques for Anxiety Reduction

For the average person, going to the dentist can be an overwhelming experience. If you have a dental phobia, going to the dentist can almost be impossible. Patients who suffer from dental anxiety or phobia may end up avoiding dentists entirely, causing a great deal of harm to their oral health. Smile in the City […]


How to Best Address Your Child’s Dental Anxiety

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Many people are afraid of the dentist and dental anxiety in children is quite common. About 75% of American adults experience anxiety when going to the dentist’s office and 20% of school-age children are afraid of the dentist. In many cases, children pick up negative emotions toward their dentist from their parents. At Smile in […]


How to Control Dental Phobia in 5 Easy Steps

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Dental phobia is very common among patients of all ages, so addressing this fear is important for your oral health. That being said, many patients choose to skip appointments or simply never go to the dentist, which can result in an unhealthy mouth and teeth. To avoid these issues, the best thing you can do […]


How Jennifer Aniston Handles Her Dental Phobia

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Although celebrities like Jennifer Aniston are thought of as “perfect”, in reality they often face some of the same challenges we do. Dental phobia is a great example as this condition affects thousands of Americans and transforms routine dentist visits unnecessarily into huge events. Fortunately, Aniston and other patients who suffer from dental phobias in […]


Self Help Techniques to Help Overcome Dental Phobia in New York

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Estimations show that about 35 million Americans are afraid to go to the dentist. About 9-20% are so discouraged by their fear that they actually avoid going altogether. Dental phobia can be so strong that it may cause physical symptoms such as a pounding heart, nausea, diarrhea, trembling, feeling lightheaded and panic attacks. We all […]


Ways to Ease Dental Phobia in Children

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Even though most dentist appointments are routine, a lot of children have negative preconceptions about dentists that can lead to the development of dental phobias. Some parents like to downplay this fear, but the truth is that it can persist if we don’t find ways to help our kids cope with it in a healthy […]


How to Talk to Your Dentist About Your Fears

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Does the thought of going to the dentist make you weezy, anxious or panicked? Do you find yourself rescheduling your appointments or making your oral health a lower priority? If you do, you may suffer from dental phobia. You may be surprised, but dental phobia is a very common issue, so you are not alone […]


Techniques to Manage Anxiety at the Dentist

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For many, heading to the dentist is a time of great difficulty, and can cause severe anxiety and fear. Some common reasons behind this can include, but are not limited to: general phobia towards dentists a sensitivity towards pain fear of needles or drills In many cases, dental phobia can result in a complete avoidance […]