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Toothbrush phobias

04/23/2009

Question:

Do people really have toothbrush phobias? I have heard that people may have a fear to brush because of different reasons....what are they? Or have you heard any?

Answer:

Sorry, but I have not heard from anyone personally having a fear of brushing. Probably because if they did have a phobia, they wouldn't come to the dentist either. Let's hope everyone is brushing.

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Wendy  J Moore, RDH, EFDA, BS, MS Wendy J Moore, RDH, EFDA, BS, MS
Clinical Associate Professor of Dental Hygiene
College of Dentistry
The Ohio State University