Does the thought of having dental work make you cringe? Is it so bad, that even driving by any dental office in Jupiter makes you shirk? You may be among the nearly 8% of Americans that have odontophobia, dentophobia, dentist phobia or dental anxiety—fear of dentistry. Nearly 25% of us postpone going to the dentist due to anxiety until it’s absolutely necessary. Besides damaging your teeth, not getting proper dental care can impact other areas of health, making you more susceptible to heart disease and diabetes.