According to a study that was published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research, internet CBT helps children cope with dental fear. Dental fear has long been an issue for many people, however, investment in holistic therapies appears to be paying off. The main aim of the project is to deal with dental fear at an early age. Most dental phobias develop in childhood.
CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) can tackle a multitude of phobias. Most people find this method helpful and successful. Because of this, Swedish Medical University, Karolinska Institutet, has developed a new Cognitive Therapy Program for children and have gained some very interesting results.
The modules were delivered over a video chat platform by a trained psychologist. Surprisingly, over half the children in the study were completely free of dental fear or anxiety after only one year. Addressing the problem of dental phobia from a young age could allow many more people to access important treatment. Therefore, decreasing the numbers of people suffering from ill dental health.