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New self-help guide for kids could stop fear of the dentist

Medical X-Press – Staff Writer

“The number of children with phobias of the dentist could be reduced as experts create the first self-help guide designed to encourage young children to face their fears. Led by academics at the University of Sheffield, the guide uses Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) techniques to reduce children’s anxiety about going to the dentist. Over a third of children experience fear of visiting the dentist. This fear can prevent children having regular check-ups and completing vital dental treatment.”(more)

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