If you watch television at all you’ve likely seen ads for the latest remake Hollywood is rolling out: Poltergeist. Not unlike most films in the haunting genre, a little girl is being tormented by evil spirits that in this case, can harness your deepest fears. Now if this movie wanted to strike a more truthful chord – it might have some evil ghostly dentists popping out of the shadows just beyond the main character’s view – but conveniently in the background in view of the camera.
Let’s face it – if you’re reading this you most likely fall into the large percentage of people who suffer from dental fear, but don’t sweat it! A recent study out of the United Kingdom indicated that 90% of those surveyed put off their dental visit because of fear, and that 18-24-year-olds (who the Poltergeist film is most likely targeted to as well) endured the most distress. Over 66% stated that fear kept them away. One disturbing number came out showing that 6% admitted they hadn’t been to the dentist in over 7 years!
It may be obvious, but Dr. Norton and the staff at Lifetime Family Dental go out of their way to make a gentle, comfortable and family-oriented environment for you and your children. There are no poltergeists to be found in the Lifetime Family Dental office! Dental fear spans all age groups and Lifetime Family Dental understands this. Gentle dentistry is our specialty because dental fear is nothing to scoff at as demonstrated by the numbers above. You are not alone in your desire for a gentle dentist. Contact us today – please don’t put it off any longer to the detriment of your own health!
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