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Did you know that dental anxiety can occur in adults as well as children? Dental anxiety refers to a condition in which an individual has concerns or worries about visiting their dentist. This can lead to several oral health risks including a failure to visit their dentist for appropriate treatments and regular checkups as needed. However, there are several treatments that can help alleviate dental anxiety concerns. Listed below is a quiz to help test your knowledge on dental anxiety:

Question 1: What is dental anxiety?
A: a condition in which an individual is suffering massive tooth loss
B: the sporadic eruption of wisdom teeth
C: fears and concerns associated with visiting your dentist or the dentist office
D: a specialty drink designed to help calm and relax patients

Question 2: Which of the following is considered an advantage to treating dental anxiety?
A: visiting your dentist for routine checkups and examinations can improve your oral health
B: it can regrow teeth
C: your tooth enamel will be well protected from future damage
D: The risk of oral accidents and injuries will be eliminated

Question 3: Which of the following is a cause of dental anxiety?
A: fears associated with visiting your dentist
B: concerns and worries about oral health care procedures
C: nervousness and anxiety associated with sounds that may be present at a dentist office
D: all of the above

Question 4: Which of the following are treatments for dental anxiety?
A: meditative practices including breathing practices and happy visualization techniques
B: sedation dentistry
C: speaking with your dentist about your concerns and worries
D: all of the above

Answer Key:
C, A, D, D

Are you in need of dental anxiety treatments? Harvest Dental remains committed to your oral health, so you are welcome to schedule an appointment with us by calling 469-812-7100. Drs. Horsley-Teny and Walker look forward to having you visit our office in Farmersville, Texas.