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fear of dentists

ADHD links to a vulnerability for severe dental anxiety

Persons with ADHD or who suffer certain types of anxiety and depression run higher risks of a severe fear of dentists.

Why do we dread the dentist?

One in five people is afraid of going to the dentist. But if you count yourself among the fearful, don't worry: one researcher says your fears are natural -- and she offers advice to help you conquer them.