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Coping with Dental Anxiety

Coping with Dental Anxiety

Fear of the Dentist You are not alone Does the word “dentist” make you shiver? Have you felt butterflies in your stomach before dental treatments? If so, you’re not alone. A survey conducted in Israel revealed that almost 50% of the population suffer from dental anxiety while one in every five even suffer from severe anxiety, called dental phobia. Sometimes, the...

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Reflexology

Reflexology

You are surely wondering: what does reflexology have to do with dentistry? Indeed, the connection between them is similar to the connection between reflexology and other fields of Western medicine. It complements them. What does this mean? How does it work? First of all, we must explain a few things about treatment using reflexology. The word “reflexology” comes from the...

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General anesthesia for dental treatments

General anesthesia for dental treatments

Most of the world’s population has reservations regarding dental treatments. Quite a few people prefer to suffer terrible tooth pain and take pain killing medication with the hope that the problem will resolve itself, than submit themselves to the dentist’s treatment chair; but eventually they have to. But there is another group, comprising between 6%-14% of the...

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Dental anxiety in children

Dental anxiety in children

You bring your child to the dentist for the first time, and the child expresses signs of fear or anxiety. Do you wonder why this happens? After all, it’s his first visit. He doesn’t even know what a dental treatment is; yet, he is afraid – why? In general, fear is a normal reaction, an instinct of survival. Fear helps us mark possible points of danger and signals...

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