- A Google search using the phrase "how many people suffer from dental anxiety?" offered up the suggestion: do you mean "how many people suffer from MENTAL anxiety?"?
- At the website dentalfearcentral.org you can "...exchange ideas, get help, and network with people with similar interests."
- Saveyoursmile.com offers up the brilliant observation that "...people who suffer from dental anxiety often fail to visit the dentist..."
- I have been warned at another site that "people affected with dental anxiety might get filled with a deep sense of insecurity..."
In an age of across the border Xanax and a fancy disorder name for everything, I'm going to take my Entophobia, exchange some ideas with those of similar interest, perhaps skip a dental visit or two, and rest in the knowledge that every other insecurity I experience can be traced to my dental anxiety. For, truly, all of this internet bonding has to only aid the dentally challenged in conquering this fear and surely not in feeding the fear. And upon conquering the dental fear with the aid of the Xanax swallowing, Valium toting internet community, one can simply go to the helpful site, phobialist.com to find a new obsession....
"Happiness is your dentist telling you it won't hurt and then having him catch his hand in the drill." - Johnny Carson
"Adam & Eve had many advantages, but the principal one was that they escaped teething." - Mark Twain