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Dental Anxiety Leads to Major Oral Health Consequences

A vicious cycle exists in today’s adults: dental anxiety leads to adults dissatisfied with their appearance, and adults dissatisfied with their appearance typically have poorer dental care and more dental anxiety. However, researchers are finding an effective method to break that loop: cognitive behavioral therapy.

Therapy can help anxious adults find ways to cope and battle their dental anxiety, allowing them to visit their friendly Valencia dentist, and improve their oral health. In turn, a healthier smile can contribute to a healthier self-image, and decrease dental anxiety, depression, and generalized anxiety.

In an odd finding, researchers have noticed that people suffering from severe dental anxiety have a higher occurrence rate of ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder). The subjects polled claim that they have much lower oral health care, which may contribute to their dental anxiety.

Either way, your friendly Valencia dentist is here for you. If you feel anxious about any treatments, there are a multitude of ways to help you through it. Call us today at (661) 535-0100, or visit us on our website to schedule a consultation.