There is nothing worse than being scared of something, it’s even worse if it could possibly start affecting your dental health; not only this, it can breed other phobias that can be detrimental to your health. The very nature of modern advertising reminds us of our teeth, which doesn’t help if the dentists chair scares you, and all you want to do is try to put it out of your mind. Most dentists in Bristol, in the past, had great difficulty carrying the work required to keep their patients healthy if they were suffering from dental phobias, which is why most are trained to deal with your fears and worries these days. It more easy to say than do, but you must at least try and talk to your dentist about the problem; be brutally honest, confront the problem by seeing your dentist, not so much as an enemy, but as someone who is there to help- a friend, maybe, in whom you can trust. Dialogue is good for the soul and it’s also good to wipe away the ignorance of what goes on during treatments; the more you learn, the more you can get involved, because dentistry has come a long way since the hammer and chisel. Modern technology has made dental procedures precise, exact, and dare it be said, virtually painless. So for the sake of your mouth and your mental health, at least go in for a chat- that can’t hurt, can it?