Question: I am 28 and although I have dental insurance though work I really still do not like going to the dentist. I have yet to go in for my free twice a year cleaning because even that makes me a nervous wreak.
Answer: One good way of avoiding having to have larger dental care needs is by seeing your dentist regularly. Avoiding the dentist is never a good idea. By seeing your dentist for your check ups and cleaning the dentist is able to spot any minor dental issues and treat them before they become larger more costly dental care needs.
I understand having dental fear issues but talk to your dentist go over your fears the more you address your concerns and fears the better you will be able to handle them. Do not let your fear stop you from having and maintain healthy teeth and gums.