are you afraid of the dentist?

@xannebull (1806)
Philippines
April 30, 2009 5:27am CST
when i was still a kid, i was used to visit the dentist with my grandmother. it's seems that the dentist was my usual friend of my teeth. after my grandmother died, visiting to the dentist had stopped too. my teeth were not as beautiful since then,the reason why some of it were extracted and replaced by a false teeth. now that i am not young anymore, i am now afraid of dentist. i know that it's good to visit them twice a year. but i hate it when going to.
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@jheLaichie (4439)
• Philippines
30 Apr 09
when im still younger., im really afraid to got o my dentist... ihate to see his equipments and the big needles that its job is to push it thru my gums for an easy tooth discharge... lol... but now, i dont know, havent been to my dentist lately...
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@Phase3 (13)
30 Apr 09
Same, you just see this huge needle come your face and into your mouth which takes up half your mouth anyway.
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@orang13 (724)
• Philippines
30 Apr 09
i think i am not afraid of a dentist. Eversince i was a kid, i love going to the dentist because after having my teeth being pulled, they always offer me ice cream, that's why im lovin it to go there. But one of the reason already that i don't always visit it already is because of lack of money.
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@xannebull (1806)
• Philippines
30 Apr 09
good for you orang that you are not afraid of the dentist, you're right going to a dentist is also costly.that is why sometimes i cannot go to the dentist too.
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@CHORES (231)
• China
30 Apr 09
I used to go to dentist very often,too.I liked to go coz I didn't have to go to school then^-^ I think you should go to the dentist for your own good.Why are you afraid of it now?If you go there ,it may remind you of something of your grandmother.The memory will be very sweet. Happy today.
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@prinzcy (5065)
• Malaysia
30 Apr 09
I am afraid of dentist. This probably to my experiences with dentist when I was young. We went to govt. clinic when I was young. Maybe due to the treatment cost are cheap, the dentists were rough and the nurses weren't nice at all. So all trips are painful, added with harsh treatments that we received. By the time my brother to visit the dentist, my mom choose private dentist. It pay more but I noticed they like to go there. I figure out the dentists are nice and friendly and it doesn't hurt like I felt. Somehow, I feel dissatisfied...
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@chiyosan (29388)
• Philippines
30 Apr 09
no i am not afraid of the dentist.. i love visiting one and have my teeth cleaned. the kind of feeling a clean teeth gives you is really extra ordinary.
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@tzaddi (395)
• Philippines
30 Apr 09
i think i'm not afraid of dentists because i'm not quite afraied of needles. you know after injecting the serum, you won't feel any pain and just close your eyes and soon it'll be finished. anyway, they give free lollipops! ahaha! kidding. happy earning!
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@springs (926)
• India
30 Apr 09
No i am not.I don't need to afraid because i don't have any bad teeth.If they are i would have feared of a dentist.But i don't want to meet an eye specialist.It is my wish that not to wear glasses in my life.
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@amoyube1980 (2233)
• Somalia
30 Apr 09
I am afraid of dentists. I have only ever visited them when it was required at school and now when they require it for the annual medial check-up at work. But I have never jet gone to a dentist at my own volition. And the thought of having a tooth extraction fills me with horror.
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@bing28 (3799)
• Philippines
1 May 09
There are really dentist that we feel heavy handed when pulling our teeth. How will you not be afraid of new dentist epecially that one time pulled my teeth half of it was thrown away about one meter away? I really have to rise up from my seat because of the force she applied in pulling my teeth. I couldn't forget that experience. Good the equipments used now by dentist are hightech. Still am afraid of the dentist, though.
@cyrus123 (6383)
• United States
1 May 09
You must have very sensitive teeth. I have sensitive teeth, too, but not to the point that I have to rise up from my seat every time one is pulled. My gums are sensitive and I have soft teeth, too. My teeth are also sensitive to cold. I take care of my teeth the best I can. It doesn't help that I've always had such a sweet tooth and I like soft drinks, though. Kathy.
• Indonesia
1 May 09
I'm not afraid the dentist, what I'm afraid of is the drill, why they have to sound so sharp ? it give me chills down to my spine.
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@jziakhan (702)
• Pakistan
1 May 09
xannebull, why are you afraid of going to the dentist now? when you know you had absolutely no sense of fear back when you were still a kid? There is no reason to be afraid of the dentist since they are only extracting teeth and they are helping you in every possible way, well, related to dentistory anyways... HAppy-Mylotting
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@psyche49f (2512)
• Philippines
1 May 09
Yup, I'm afraid of dentists, even until today....when I had my tooth reconstruction I was so scared; and yet that was just a few months ago, much more when I was a kid Today, I am supposed to see my dentist for cleaning, but still the same, I have this apprehension that it's going to be painful...lol!
• United States
1 May 09
You are not alone here. I am afraid of the dentist as well but for different reasons. When I was a child we made regular visits to the dentist. When I was 12 and my father passed away we moved to Michigan where we no longer went to the dentist. My mother did not have dental insurance on us. As I have gotten older I have dental insurance but have still not been to the dentist. I am now afraid of going in because it has been so long since I have had a check-up. I am deathly afraid, that even though my teeth are not in bad shape, the dentist will tell me he has to pull a bunch of my teeth. I am scared of needles, especially in them mouth, and this is very scary to me. At 30 years old I should not be scared by such silly things but to this day I still am.
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@flagella08 (5069)
• Philippines
30 Apr 09
conquer  - your dental fear
most kids dreaded just the mere thought of the dentist but I'm the exception.dental phobia is not in me. i love to visit dentists since it's quite cheaper in our place. you just have to bring your own anesthesia and donate any amount from your heart. it's public service F.Y.I.
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@chiepao (718)
• Philippines
4 May 09
Ever since I started having braces 6 years ago I think.. I'm not afraid to go to the dentist anymore :) I think I'm the other way around.. xD When I was a kid, I'm afraid of the dentist. Whenever I hear the sound of the drills I would go wining at my dad and begs him to go home. But by the time I had my braces, of course the first 2 sessions I was really afraid. I think the only remedy for the fear of the dentist is... just face that fear :) eventually it will go away just like what happened to me . :D
@icegermany (2524)
• India
1 May 09
i am really scared of dentist and going to dentist is even more scary. usually teeth problems are very painfull and untolerable and i had teeth problems frequently and i had to unwillingly visit the dentist and i am so scared of dentist as the procedure of curing is really bad but cant help it if we need to get rid of the pain we need to visit dentist.
@jmlynn (46)
• United States
1 May 09
I'm not afraid of the dentist - I just really do not like going to him (or any for that matter). My dentist in particular has an attitude and lectures me like I'm a 4-year-old every time I see him whether I have a cavity or not.
@pwning (38)
1 May 09
no
• Singapore
1 May 09
I do not mind going to the dentist as I know it is for my own good, as well as for my teeth's good. Personally, dentists do not scare me at all. They are usually friendly and have great personalities.
@youless (87490)
• Guangzhou, China
1 May 09
Of course I am afraid of going to see the dentist. Usually it is because of the dental problems so it's not a good feeling. So today I try to pay attention to my dental health and hopefully I don't have to see the dentist so often:) I love China