Dentistry for Softies

Dental Pain Tolerance & Dentistry for Softies

A few years back I did some volunteer dental work in remote villages near the resort town of Huatulco, Mexico. Beautiful place. Bad teeth. Most of the people I saw had never been to a dentist before…

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Pain People can get stuck in the Pain Trap

Pain People & Pain Trap – Dental Pain Management III

Pain People inevitably get stuck in the Pain Trap. That’s where you feel stuck between a rock and a hard place. No matter where you turn you’re facing some measure of misery…

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Path of Pain - Dental Pain Management

Path of Pain: Dental Pain Management II

There are two paths before you… One choice is to drift along aimlessly on the Path of Pain. You don’t have to make any effort at all. You’ll have long periods of relative comfort interrupted by brief but agonizing intervals of blinding pain…

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I Hate Pain! - Dental Pain Management

I Hate Pain! Dental Pain Management I

“I Hate Pain!” sums up how most people feel. The potential for pain at the dentist is very real. Your mouth is a very sensitive part of your body. Without anesthetic and sedation, dentistry would be excruciating…

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10 Things People Hate About Dentists

Top 10 Reasons People HATE Dentists

What do you hate about dentists? If you’re a Dentist Hater, I’m sure you have your reasons, and yet I’ll bet it’s not actually dentists you hate. It’s all the stuff a dentist does that creeps you out…

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Dentist Haters - People Who Hate Dentists

Dentist Haters… People Who Hate Dentists Part II

When people say “I hate the dentist!” that can mean totally different things. Some just don’t like having dental work done and feel the need to vent about it. The following are some Types of Dentist Haters…

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I hate the dentist - People Who Hate Dentists

Why I Hate the Dentist: People Who Hate Dentists Part I

When’s the last time you heard someone say “I hate the dentist!” Better yet, when’s the last time you said it? Personally, I’ve had more than my share of dental nightmares as a child. I should have plenty of reasons to hate going to the dentist…

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Dental Fear - Panic Button

Worry and Panic: Dental Fear-Anxiety II

To worry is to be concerned about the near future, and that’s generally a helpful emotion. As with many emotions, it’s a signal for you to take appropriate action. Imagine a mother lacking any concern for the health of her…

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Toronto Dental Blog: Fear of the Dentist and Dental Anxiety

Fear and Anxiety… Dental Fear-Anxiety I

I’ve heard lots of people claim to have fear of the dentist. Yet for the last 25+ years of being a dentist, I’ve never once heard anyone say “Eek, a dentist!” I have seen true dental phobics. My mother was one. She couldn’t even…

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