I earned my Doctor of Dental Surgery from the University of Western Ontario. Dentistry is a lifelong passion. When I was a child, I had the good fortune to be a patient of a dentist who exhibited passion, patience and created a reassuring environment that dispelled my fears.
In the past, having braces was a reason for an individual not to smile. It was a reason for embarrassment. People, as much as possible, didn’t wear them. At present, wearing braces not only becomes a dental procedure. It is also a fashion statement.
This is due to celebrities who started grinning with their braces.
Are you afraid of going to the dentist? We call this condition ontophobia, dental phobia, dental fear, or dental anxiety. If you have experiences of being anxious seeing a dentist, don’t worry. You’re not alone. This is fear of the dentist’s place and the operations happening and related to it.
This fear will hinder you from getting the dental services that you need. If you have this fear, you probably just visit the dentist’s clinic during emergency cases. This is not ideal because dental care is an important service. The teeth are one of man’s greatest assets. You must observe proper dental care as part of your hygienic routines.