The results of the study showed that 19 per cent of women are struck by extreme anxiety when waiting to get into the dentists chair in comparison to just 10 per cent of men in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
The overall results of the dental health survey also found that one in 10 Welsh adults, one in 14 Irish adults and one in 17 British adults have no natural teeth, figures which highlight the importance of good dental care and hygiene.
Fear of the dentist is not uncommon, in fact there are countless individuals who are suffering from severe dental pain because they are too afraid to visit their dentist. If this sounds like you then hypnotherapy for dental phobia is an avenue which could help you to overcome your fear and allow you to maintain good dental health in the future.
The basis of hypnotherapy treatment revolves around the practitioner helping their patient into a deeply relaxed state which allows the unconscious mind to be accessed so the fear can be eliminated from within.
If you would like to find out more about how the process of hypnotherapy can help to reduce phobias then you can view our online fact-sheet here.