Written by Dentistry Today Wednesday, 26 March 2014 14:23
Losing teeth may cause even more adverse consequences.
A recent study shows that people who experience dental anxiety and skip dental visits may end up being depressed based on the ensuing poor dental health or tooth loss.
The information comes from a study explained at the 43rd Annual Meeting and Exhibition of the American Association for Dental Research at West Virginia University.
The Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey compiled data on this subject based on numerous phone conversations. To participate, people had to be at least 19, as well as having the full array of data on anxiety, depression and tooth loss.