1 in 2 Adults have some Fear of going to Dentist

% Adults afraid of Dentist

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A new study found that women who admit to being afraid of the dentist were six times more likely to think images of dental treatments were appalling or disgusting versus men with the exact same phobia. The reason behind this is that women with this fear tend to display their emotions more freely, although it is believed that an equal percentage of both sexes share this dental phobia in the general population. 

These findings are important because they teach the dental community how to better manage patients with fear of visiting the dentist, especially since they make up such a large proportion of the general public.

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