It’s true. Being scared of the dentist will never hurt you, but not going to the dentist because you are scared will do major damage somewhere down the line. This is not a maybe. This is inevitable. Research has found that 10% of all patients have a phobia about visiting their local dental office. And if this is you, then you need to figure out w way to get around that; because if you do not, you are going to end up hurting yourself more than any dentist will ever hurt you. Just something to consider the next time Dr. Biderman sends a postcard about your next check up.
If you want to learn more about this research, check out: Phobia of dentists leads to more decay and tooth loss, new study finds