Just recently we received this great feedback from someone who was visiting our Practice for the first time, it highlighted several important things.
Fear and anxiety in attending a dental practice is extremely common, to the point that people will put off attending for routine care and put up with dental pain, infections or even broken teeth.
In a survey by the British Dental Health Foundation, 36% of those who didn’t see a dentist regularly said that fear was the main reason.
As a result, people with dental anxiety have a higher risk of gum disease and early tooth loss, exacerbating a need to attend.
If you feel anxious about a dental appointment, the first thing to do is tell us. Talking through your reasons for feeling nervous will help you realise we really do understand and will take you through things slowly and reassuringly.
As this lady found, she didn’t need the treatment she dreaded most. We are committed to preventive dentistry and visiting the Hygienist is the perfect way to keep your oral health in tip top condition and avoid problems in the future. So don’t put off visiting us, attend regularly and build your confidence.
All our staff from the Dentist, Hygienist, nurses and receptionists are here to make your experience as relaxed and pleasant as possible. It makes our role very rewarding when this approach pays off and we receive such positive feedback.