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New Study Finds Dental Anxiety Increases with Age

One of the most universal experiences we have as children is going to the dentist. It is so ubiquitous that children’s shows and movies alike address the experience and potential fears related to visiting a dentist. From Little Shop of Horrors to Rugrats, there’re many representations of dentists that cover all levels of dental fear [...]

Bad Dental Experiences More Common for Minorities, Low-Income Children

Dental anxiety is very common in the US. Almost everyone experiences some degree of dental anxiety, and up to 20% of Americans avoid going to the dentist because of anxiety. For people who have this higher level of anxiety, their feelings can often be traced back to bad experiences at the dentist as a child. [...]

Can an App Help You Relax at the Dentist?

Many of us rely on our phones for everything. It is our alarm, our TV, our map, and our recipe book. So it makes a sense that we begin to expect that there could be an app for anything. That includes overcoming dental anxiety so we can get the oral healthcare that [...]

7 Ways Your Dentist Can Help with Your Dental Anxiety

There is no reason to be ashamed of dental anxiety. The truth is that most people (some studies say as much as 80%) feel some degree of anxiety when they go to the dentist. Dental phobia is the second most common phobia, after fear of spiders. In all honesty, [...]

Are You Afraid of the Dentist? Your Siblings May Be to Blame

Dental anxiety is common. Most Americans have some degree of fear about visiting the dentist. Understanding the causes of dental anxiety can help people master their anxiety. And, of course, prevent it in the future. We work with our patients to help them feel more comfortable in our office, including the use of Sedation Dentistry St. Louis