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Odontophobia (from the Greek word odonto, meaning "teeth") is the fear of teeth. The fear is often caused by shedding one's teeth during childhood. The fear can also be caused by traumatic experiences with dentists or a severe injury in which the person loses one or several teeth. People suffering this phobia would feel worry that teeth can break while chewing a food, which is quite painful. People suffering this phobia would only eat foods that are soft and not chewy, while more severe sufferers would only consume liquids.
See also[edit | edit source]
- Dentophobia – fear of dental surgery