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Dentists Are Scary

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Published By Dr. Rachel Hall at 24 May, 2011

Fear Of The Dentist

Dr Rachel Hall take sat look at how fear of the dentist ranks on the scale of all things scary.

Dentists Scarier Than Snakes And Spiders, UK

Oh no not again. It’s not good news for Dentists as the latest piece of research by the British Dental Health Foundation suggests that visiting the dentist makes people more nervous than snakes or spiders.

The Foundation asked people- what made them most nervous from a list including heights, flying, injections, doctors, snakes, spiders, going to the hospital and visiting the dentist.

Over one in five people rated visiting their dentist as the thing that made them most nervous – more than any other category. Overall, statistically, heights topped the poll of biggest fears, closely followed by visiting the dentist and going to the hospital. Snakes were rated fourth and spiders came fifth.


In comparison to Doctors, we poor misunderstood Dentists also struggled. The Foundation discovered that nearly 10 times as many people were made most nervous by their dentists compared to their doctor. Not sure how that compared to real estate agents and the tax man!!

Looks like we still have a long way to go to improve public confidence and reduce the perceptions about receiving dental treatment.

Fearful of The Dentist

Dr Rachel Hall Kenmore dentist. and her team understand that a trip to the dentist brings up fears and anxiety for many people. We have developed and kind, caring understanding approach to help you overcome your dental fears. Contact us today to see how we can help you. 07 3720 1811

  • Dr. Rachel Hall

    Dr. Rachel Hall

    Rachel is the founder and principal dentist at Evolve Dental Healing with over 30 years experience, practising holistically since 2001. Not your typical dentist, Rachel is a passionate opinion leader, challenging convention to empower people to make better dental and health choices, helping thousands to have healthy natural smiles. A respected writer and presenter on holistic dentistry, health and wellness it is Rachel’s mission to revolutionise the way people look at their dental health.

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