Are Kids with Siblings More Prone to Dental Anxiety?
If you are an adult who’s spent a lifetime avoiding visits to the dentist, you already know how dental anxiety impacts your oral health. What you may not realize is that dental anxiety is also a major issue that can affect your child’s oral health in the same way.
Researchers at Northwest University of Nationalities in Lanzhou, China conducted a study of 405 children between the ages of 9 and 13 to investigate the effect that family structure in general and the presence of siblings, in particular, has on kids' oral health. The findings showed that 36 percent of children with siblings experienced dental anxiety compared to only 24 percent for only ...