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Fear/Phobia Expository Essay


Task:

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Name of phobia:

What does it mean?

Introduction

What causes this type of fear?

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What happens to our bodies/emotions in response to this fear (symptoms)?

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Body Paragraph 3

What methods can be used to over come this fear?

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Introduction/Conclusion

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Mentor Text
Dentophobia: Fear of Dentists
Few people look forward to visiting the dentist, however if you experience dentophobia, routine dentist visits can become an awful experience. Up to 80 percent of adults in the United States admit to having some
anxieties about going to the dentist. Of this percentage, 5 to 6 percent are
so anxious that they are unable to go to the dentist at all. Dentophobia can
cause many physical and emotion symptoms, but can be treated through
learning coping and relaxation techniques.
Dentophobia causes our bodies to react in many ways. For example,
many people may have a pounding heart, sweaty palms, dizziness or panic
attacks. Because of these symptoms, many people will avoid going to the
dentist at all. Many people develop dentophobia after a bad experience at
the dentist early on in their lives. Some may also be scared of the doctor
wearing a mask and wielding sharp tools. Dentophobia may have many
causes however most people experience similar physical and emotional
symptoms.
People living with dentophobia have many options to overcome
their phobia. For instance, people may try to learn some relaxation techniques like playing mind games or imagining yourself on a beach. People
who experience dentophobia may also have a better experience if they listen to music while they visit the dentist. Lastly, in severe cases, a dentist
might use nitrous oxide or sedation in order to perform the needed procedure. Many options exist to help people overcome their fear of the dentist.
Feeling afraid of the dentist is a common feeling across the United
States. In fact, it is rumored that even Abraham Lincoln had a fear of dentists after a bad situation with having a tooth pulled. Although dentist visits
are necessary to maintain your oral hygiene, people who have dentophobia
have many options to overcome their fear. Dentophobia can cause many
physical and emotional symptoms that can be overcome by learning how to
deal with your fears.

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writer do?

1. Introduction (Explain what phobia is/causes)


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E. ______________________________ has many causes and symptoms, but can be
treated through ___________________________, ____________________________
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2. Body Paragraph 1 (How does our body react?)
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3. Body Paragraph 2 (methods/treatments to overcome phobia)


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4. Conclusion
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