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. Evolve Dentistry 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 Evolve Dentistry we find that even with the most nervous of patients, all they need is time and kindness. Therefore, our principal dentist Dr Carol Somerville Roberts, ensures our appointments are calm, unhurried and welcoming.
We encourage dentally phobic patients to pop in, meet our team and have a look around our Portishead dental practice before going anywhere near a dental chair.
The door to our Harbour Road 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.