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    Why Adults Avoid Going to the Dentist

    In the eyes of a child, it can seem as though adults aren’t afraid of anything. They’re big, they’re strong, they work hard, and they make life flow in an easy way. But in fact, one of the most common and widespread fears among older demographics is a phobia of the dentist. Why is this, and how can it be corrected? At Federal Hill Smiles, we understand that not every individual is comfortabl…Read More

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    How to Relieve Dental Anxiety

    How to Relieve Dental Anxiety Dental anxiety is one of the most common phobias among adults and children in the United States. Given the needles, syringes, and drills so common in dentists’ offices, it’s easy to understand why the equipment and setting might trigger panic in certain individuals. Fortunately, there are many healthy and effective ways to mitigate a sense of anxiety at the dentis…Read More