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Daz spoke to the Speakmans about UK’s dental dread: how parents’ dental anxiety is impacting their children’s health

The Big Afternoon Show

Thursday, 13 June 2024 - 10 minutes

UK’s dental dread: how parents’ dental anxiety is impacting their children’s health

● Nearly half of people in the UK (44%) fear the dentist while three quarters (76%) of those people are put off going to the dentist entirely

● 1 in 5 have been put off taking their children to the dentist due to their own anxiety with 38% of parents reporting that their children are also afraid of the dentist

● Over half of adults report severe nervousness about dental appointments

● Dental appointments are the number one health appointment the nation puts off booking

Daz spoke the to the Speakmans about this 

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