Poor dental health risks
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. St Andrews Dental Care 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 St Andrews Dental Care we find that even with the most nervous of patients, all they need is time and kindness. Therefore, our principal dentist Seb, 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 dentally phobic patients to pop in, meet our team and have a look around our Glasgow 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:
“Absolute first class experience. I recently joined the practice after not attending a dentist in about 4 years. I suffer really really bad anxiety with the dentist, however, read some good reviews about the practice and decided to take the first step in getting my new smile. I have been blown away and feel excited to start my journey to a new smile. Kelly the consultant was wonderful and made me feel at ease and supported from the start. I met my dentist Sebastian for the first time today, and he instantly put me at ease. He was calm, gentle, and supportive. He made sure that I felt comfortable in every way, and he took his time with me and explained everything bit by bit. Going to the dentist is extremely invasive and I feel that its important that you feel comfortable with your dentist, and I can now say that I feel so much more comfortable about visiting the dentist thanks to the support of Kelly and Sebastian, and also Zoe, without the support of these guys, I could not have made this first step and I will be forever grateful to them. They truly deliver a first class service. Well done guys.” Cheryl 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.