Fear of the Dentist Passed on to Children by Their Parents

A recent study found that a parent who fears the dentist may pass that fear on to family members. The higher the level of dentist dear or anxiety in 1 family member, the higher the level in the rest of the family. The study shows the need to involve both mothers and fathers to prevent children’s dentist fear and the need for fathers to regularly visit the dentist and display no signs of fear.

The above abstract is from the CDA Journal, February 2013

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