Dental anxieties is caused by complex psychological and physiological factors, but generally speaking, dental anxieties are rooted in the fear of the unknown. Rather than a personal experience at a dentist’s, dental anxieties may be based on second hand stories or a childhood trauma related to your teeth. It is perfectly normal to be nervous about seeing a dentist for the first time or visiting a new dentist, but if your dental anxieties are keeping you from getting dental care that you desperately need, you must seek help for the problem. Dental visits are crucial to maintaining a good oral health and cannot be avoided without great cost to your teeth. The only way to overcome dental anxieties is to face your fear. What are the specific factors causing stress in your life, particularly stress about your teeth and dental care? Remember that you are not alone in facing your dental anxieties. The first step to overcoming dental anxieties is to speak to your dentist about the ways your dentist can help you. Sedatives can be beneficial to put you at ease during appointments. But you may find that all you need is a good long chat with your dentist to deflate any misconceptions you have built up in your head. Your dentist in Colchester is here to help you face your fear of the unknown and get the dental care you need. Call 01245 268 494 for a free consultation at Advance Dental Clinic in Chelmsford.