16 Reasons People Hate the Dentist
The world is a diverse place. Over 7 billion people spread out across 196 countries and speaking over 6,500 languages — and yet I’ve never heard a single one of them make the bold, outlandish claim that they enjoy going to the dentist. Not one!
It’s painful, it’s uncomfortable, it can take a really long time… the only people who have fun at a dentist’s office are dentists and their support staff. Don’t get me wrong… dentists perform an invaluable service. But 7 billion people can’t be wrong.
So, in case you needed a reminder, Healthversed.com presents 16 reasons people hate the dentist!
Spine Tingling Fear
You know that shiver you get when you watch a terrifying horror movie? Or the way that hair stands up on the back of your neck when you know you’re not alone? That’s the feeling a lot of people get when they turn the page on their day planner and see “Dentist Appt” written in red ink.
Dental Anxiety is a real thing, affecting close to 15% of those lucky enough to have access to a dental professional. Much of that terror can be traced back to our earliest experiences at the dentist’s.
Children are inclined to mimic the body language and adopt the characteristics of their parent or guardian. A Mom that’s terrified of a dental visit herself can unintentionally, and quickly, nurture their child’s phobia. As if having kids isn’t hard enough, now you have to pretend to enjoy the dentist!
Unreasonable Office Hours
Alright, tough guy. Maybe the sound of a dental drill doesn’t make you quiver in your tiny paper bib. That doesn’t change the fact that trying to book an appointment for one of these glorified torture sessions is a pain in the butt.
Maybe they’re off vacationing on their Utopian, tooth-shaped island. Or maybe they like to kick out at 4 PM so they can sneak in a round of 18. Either way, a trip to the dentist usually means chewing up one of your precious vacation days — and that just ain’t right.