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Still Afraid of the Dentist? You Aren't Alone

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If you experience dental anxiety, you have a lot of company. Nearly one-third of Americans express that they experience some level of anxiety when visiting the dentist. Often, the cause of stressful dental visits is due to previous painful experience during a procedure. It can also come from having an overactive gag reflex that makes appointments uncomfortable.

No matter where the anxiety originated, it can keep you from getting the dental care you need to keep your teeth healthy and avoid conditions such as gum disease. Neglecting your dental care often leads to emergency dental visits and fewer treatment options. You may even lose your teeth.

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