What do dentists fear?
But for some people, such fears can come in the form of dentophobia (also called odontophobia). Like other phobias, this is defined as an extreme or irrational fear to objects, situations, or people — in this case, dentophobia is the extreme fear of going to the dentist.
Can Dentists tell if you dont brush?
Similarly to flossing, your dental team will also be able to tell if you dont brush your teeth often enough or even if you brush too hard. Those who dont brush the recommended two times a day will often have larger areas of tartar buildup and puffy, red gums.
What can I take before going to the dentist to calm me?
Before your appointment, avoid foods with high sugars or caffeine, as they may make you more jittery and contribute to your nerves. Instead, try something that has calming properties, like caffeine-free tea. Practice a deep breathing technique.