10 reasons people avoid the dentist


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A recent Hello Products study found 30 percent of millennials brush their teeth just once a day, according to Fox 32.

The study also found of the 2,000 surveyed the average person had gone more than two days without brushing their teeth. Millennials were found the be most afraid to go to the dentist.

Here are the top 10 reasons people avoid the dentist:

1. Fear of painful treatment

2. Fear of pain after treatment

3. Noise of dental drill

4. Negative past experiences

5. The anesthetic won't work

6. Dental instruments

7. Gag easily

8. Afraid of being poked with a sharp object

9. Feelings of helplessness

10. Embarrassment due to oral hygiene

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