Your dentist has seen it all before.
Have you ever avoided a trip, or trips to the dentist because you’re embarrassed about your smile? You keep cancelling your appointments or missing them accidentally but on purpose?
Well you’re not alone.
1 in 4 adults say that they’ve avoided going to appointments at the dentist because they are ashamed about their smile and feel embarrassed about what their dentist might say to them. For some patients, it’s a result of neglecting their oral health. For others, it may be a self confidence issue whereby although their teeth are technically healthy, they may not be the way patient wants them to look. We could sit here all day and rhyme off a whole load of reasons as to why patients are embarrassed about their smiles.
Dentists have seen it all – There is no need to be embarrassed..
And by all, we mean probably miles worse than anything you could ever imagine. We’re not kidding when we say we’ve had dentists tell us that they’ve had patients walk in the door, nervous and embarrassed to show their teeth and it turns out they are nowhere near as bad as the patient thinks. It’s all in the mind. We overthink things naturally. We think our dentists will be completely horrified at our teeth, but that’s simply not the case.
Dentists want to help you.
Nobody wants to be reprimanded. Nobody wants to feel like they’re getting into trouble. That’s not what dentists are there for. Dentists, as well as treating you, are there to provide information and tips on how to best look after your teeth. Dentists do want to help you, despite what you think! Only by going to the dentist will you be able to become less embarrassed about your smile.
What will happen at my first appointment in years?
Well firstly, your dentist will chat to you about why you’ve been missing appointments, the current state of your teeth and any problems you’ve been having. At your initial consultation, it is vital that you are 100% HONEST with your dentist about your oral health, any pains or concerns you’re having. From this information, your dentist will put together a tailored treatment plan and talk you through it every step of the way.
We can help you take the first step.
At Defacto Dentists, we want to help you find a dentist in your area, that can help you get the smile of your dreams. All it takes is a simple location search. Then browse through the practices on offer. Then select the one that best suits your needs – be it treatment types, opening hours or financing options.
Are you ready to stop skipping out on dental appointments? Click the button below to find a dentist near you, now! The smile you want is achievable with Defacto Dentists.