Most will be very familiar with this term as it is a very common treatment that nearly everyone undertakes at a dentist. Scale and polishes are carried out either by dentists or dental hygienists. (We will look at the role of dental hygienists specifically in a future blog.)
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No one likes the dentist as it’s hardly the most exciting or relaxing experience in anyones life. For some the problem goes beyond this. Psychologists have studied many ways in which we as humans deal with fear and phobias. One of these is to avoid the ‘trigger’ that makes us fearful in the first place. It would seem to make sense – avoid what you are scared of and it will all be fine. The trouble with this is that rather than keeping you safe, it actually reinforces the fear and so makes it worse.