Article Title: Dental Phobia: Women In 40s Most Likely to Be Afraid of the Dentist, Study Finds
Article Source: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/03/20/dental-phobia-age-women-fear-afraid-40_n_1348344.html?utm_hp_ref=dental-health
When you think of dental fear, who do you think would be the most fearful of visiting the dentist? The answer might surprise you, and according to new research. The group that fears the dentist the most tends to be women who are in their 40s.
Researchers from the University of Sydney suggest that women in the 40-year-old age bracket are more likely to have experienced trauma, abuse, or oro-facial trauma than other age groups. Also, it has been reported that they are more likely to feel depressed, stressed, or anxious.
Dental fear is something that must be taken seriously, as it can keep individuals from reaching the dentist at the right time. There are multiple implications for not visiting the dentist regularly, or for prolonging necessary dental visits. Dental problems can become worse, or issues can go unnoticed and cause long- term issues.
Dr. Kurt Schneider offers a variety of cosmetic, restorative, and general dentistry procedures that can help his patients maintain their smiles’ beauty and overall health. He understands that some individuals might be scared of the dentist due to past experiences, but those fearful experiences do not have to be commonplace. With one trip to Dr. Schneider’s office, you will learn how your dental experience should be—comfortable and enjoyable.
Learn more about how the Schneider team can make this dental experience reality for you! Contact our office today!