Now that that the year is halfway through, your calendar may be reminding you that it’s time for your routine dental checkup. For most of us, these visits are simple and quick, but for those who suffer from dental anxiety a trip to the dentist can be a scary endeavor, or simply put off – sometimes forever.
Although you might feel like you’re the only person on earth who dreads a dentist appointment, you’re definitely not. In fact, a large percentage of people feel exactly the same way you do about going to the dentist. The University of Adelaide estimates that one in six Australian adults and about one in ten children suffer from dental anxiety!