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Do You Feel Anxious About Visiting the Dentist?

Do You Feel Anxious About Visiting the Dentist?

September 6, 2018

You are not alone! In fact, it is estimated between 5, and 8% of adults avoid visiting their dentist because they feel anxiety or fear. Unfortunately, avoiding your regular dental check-ups and cleanings increases your risk of dental problems, including tooth decay and gum disease. The good news is that it is possible to overcome dental anxieties.

The first essential step is to acknowledge the problem and to try to determine why you feel this way. For example, some people feel fear because of a previous bad experience, or they are worried about being judged for the condition of their teeth. If you do feel nervous or anxious, please tell us when you contact our practice because we can assist you.

How We Can Help

Our friendly dental team is hugely experienced in helping people overcome dental fears and anxieties, and we never judge! We will take the time to help you feel comfortable and relaxed and can work with you to discover why you feel fearful and to determine the best way to help you. There are lots of things we can do to ensure your dental visits are a positive, pain-free and more pleasant experience, and of course, we can gently restore your dental health and your smile.

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