But what in the world is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy? Well, essentially, it's a talking therapy that dwells on the "here and now," rather than on the past. Patients address how they feel about a certain situation currently and how this feeling affects their actions. That's the gist, but you can read more about it here.
So yeah. Maybe now you're out of excuses as to why you've skipped your last five dentist's appointments. But it still probably won't convince you to floss.
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Kara King is a News Writer at Thrillist and has been shamed at the dentist too many times to count. Send news tips to firstname.lastname@example.org and follow her at @karatillie.