Is fear making you neglect your teeth?
Corporate dental insurers Unum Dental carried out some research last year that revealed some interesting facts. According to a survey of more than 2,000 private sector employees, more than a fifth (24%) of British workers say that a fear of feeling pain or discomfort is the reason they avoid the dentist.
Women were found to be more afraid, with over a quarter (27%) declaring that they put off the recommended two dental health examinations a year out of fear of pain, compared to 22% of men.
Poor dental health risks
Poor dental health is linked to heart disease, bacterial lung infections, premature births, diabetes and strokes, meaning regular visits for dental health reviews are vital to maintaining good general health and dental wellbeing.
We know that it has been difficult to keep on top of regular dental visits over the past few months due to the government’s decision to close dental practices. North Bridge Dental is delighted to have reopened and we have heavily invested in anti-virus protection, on top of our usual strict decontamination measures to help put your mind at rest.
Looking after anxious patients
Please don’t neglect your dental wellbeing because of dental phobia. At North Bridge Dental we find that even with the most nervous of patients, all they need is time and kindness. Therefore, our principal dentist Chris, ensures our appointments are calm, unhurried and welcoming.
If you are anxious about your dental or hygiene appointments, try contacting us first for a chat.
We encourage dental phobic patients to pop in, meet our team and have a look around our Hawick dental practice before going anywhere near a dental chair. But don’t just take our word for it, here are some testimonials from our patients:
“North Bridge Dental is amazing. I would recommend this to anyone especially if you’re nervous of going to the dentist. Ever since I started coming I have felt at ease, especially as I am very anxious person about going to the Dentist. From the minute you walk in the door everyone is so welcoming and friendly. So glad this is my Dentist would never go anywhere else. Totally pain-free and makes me feel so relaxed and at ease. ” Laura 5* Google Review
The door to our dental practice is always open to new patients, so please feel free to contact us now for more information. We look forward to meeting you soon.