Dental Anxiety Explained

Category Archives: Dental phobia

Dental Anxiety Explained

Posted on Jul 14, 2015

are you one of those people who fears going to the dentist? You know the signs we’re talking about…

– Not being able to sleep the night before your appointment.

– Getting belly rumblings before your appointment.

– Sweaty palms in the waiting room.

Yep, those are the typical signs when it comes to patients fearing the dentist. This is called Dental anxiety. There’s nothing at all to be embarrassed about: you’d be surprised as to how many people are in the same boat.

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Dental anxiety vs. dental phobia

Posted on May 12, 2015

Getting on an aeroplane, going to the doctor, getting stuck in an elevator with your least favourite person… They’re all things most people loathe and unfortunately for us, visiting the dentist also rates highly on that list for some.

In certain cases, just the thought of being examined can make people edgy. In more serious cases, people find the thought of visiting the dentist terrifying and will do just about anything to avoid their next appointment. This is what we commonly refer to as dental phobia. Continue reading

Smells and the Dentist

Posted on Apr 23, 2015

Guess what tomorrow is!

Tick… tick… tick…
Did you say Sense of Smell Day?

Let’s face it, you probably didn’t but this Saturday is Sense of Smell Day. More commonly celebrated in the US than here Down Under, we thought it’d be nice to acknowledge the role smell plays in our lives (and it’s a big one!).

There’s something special about our sense of smell that has the capacity to take us back to a time we loved or on the flipside, totally put us off something. Continue reading

Why do you hate the dentist?

Posted on Apr 15, 2015

Ask any dentist what words they hate hearing most and they’re likely to say:

“I hate coming here.”

“I don’t want to be here.”

“How long before I have to come back?”

Unfortunately for all of the dentists out there, these also happen to be the combination of words they hear most from patients.

The team at NovaDental gets it and we certainly don’t expect visiting the dentist to rank on your Bucket List. Continue reading

Scared of the Dentist?

Posted on Sep 30, 2014

If you are scared of the Dentist you are not alone. So many people suffer from this that they have given it a name…..Dentophobia!

Many people fear dental visits. This is often because fo bad experiences as a child or from outdated media presentation, stereotypesor prejudices and fears passed on from parents and/or friends.

I mean how many of us have heard the tale of some poor person who had such a difficult extraction that the dentist had to kneel on the patient’s chest to pull the tooth out leaving them bruised and traumatised? Continue reading