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Negative thinking linked to dental decay

People with a negative view of the world are “more likely to have poor oral health, including decayed or missing teeth”.

The finding came after a study compared the anxiety levels of 1037 people with their dental records.

Experts at the University of Otago, New Zealand, discovered that a quarter of them could be classed as having anxious personalities, which included a fear of the dentist.

They were so scared that “they would avoid the dentist altogether until the problem became so serious that treatment could no longer be avoided”.


November 12, 2009 - Posted by | Health, Negative thinking, Psychology

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