Many people are afraid to go to the dentist. This fear is usually caused by a previous bad experience. A learned fear can be replaced by a new behaviour with the right attitude and the correct care. Avoiding a dental visit makes the anxiety worse and isn’t good for you overall health. It is a good idea for a person to purposefully think of going to the dentist as something good that they are doing for themselves and to better their health. As a patient, the feeling of loss of control is a factor of their anxiety. An informative, kind and competent dentist can help you learn to be relaxed. Make the commitment to better your oral health. You may be surprised to discover that the dental visit you have been avoiding isn’t so bad after all!