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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”.

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

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