dental appointment

Making and keeping that dental appointment is really hard for nervous patients. Making a dental appointment if you suffer from dental anxiety and have not seen a dentist for a while is an achievement. Having a bit of time before having to step into the practice can either serve as recovery and preparation time or…

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  Dental practice reviews GUEST BLOG BY Nikoleta Gehrmann Dental practice reviews are a great source of information…when written by real patients. It is a well-known fact that not all online reviews are real, and not all dentists are as nervous-patient friendly as they claim to be, so you want to make sure to choose…

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scared of the dentist

OVERCOME your fear of the dentist GUEST BLOG BY HAYLEY IRONS   Being afraid of the dentist might sound like a cliché. However for many people this is a reality.  In fact, according to the Oral Health Foundation, around half of UK adults admit to being scared of the dentist. Around 12% of us have…

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nearly one in three adults do not see a dentist for up to ten years at a time due to anxiety. it’s important for dentists to offer the best possible patient experience. We take a look at some dental clinics to see how they deliberately create an angst-free patient experience. Consideration of the practice décor One…

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covering smile

Believe it or not, your dentist actually understands your phobia of the dentist. A quarter of the UK population have dental phobia, whether that fear be completely irrational, or because of a previous bad experience. One thing we always urge phobic patients to do, is to speak to their dentist about their phobia, but a…

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dental phobia, dental fear, phobia, sedation

Dental Fear manifests in different ways! Ever wondered what the most common dental fears are? Today on the Defacto Dentists blog, we’re looking at the top 5 things people are scared of when it comes to the dentist. Are you scared of any of these?… Drills and Needles It’s unsurprising that these two appear at…

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covering smile

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…

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dentist and patient in conversation

One quarter of Brits are scared of the dentist. But why do so many of dread our twenty minute check-ups? Why are so many of us scared of the dentist? What doesn’t help is that us Brits tend to over-exaggerate sometimes! While your filling or root canal probably wasn’t a heap of fun, was it…

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dental phobia, dental fear, phobia, sedation

Sedation dentistry could be a dream come true for nervous and anxious patients.   Unfortunately, not everyone loves going to the dentist. Some people would rather suffer in silence than go to their dental practice about their persistent toothache. Some patients would rather ignore their sensitive teeth than go to the dentist for a treatment.…

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Welcome back to another month in review! While this month has been much of the same, we have had a few exciting things in the pipeline. Of course it has been summer holiday time, and with that, we have all been jetting off to different places for our holidays. We wish we could go back…

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dental phobia awareness week

As it is Dental Phobia Awareness Week, we had a chat to dentist Mike Gow to find out a little bit more about what dental phobia is and what can be done about it! How big an issue is dental phobia? It is a bigger issue than most people realise, mainly because a lot of…

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kelly osborne dentophobia

Dentophobia, the fear of visiting dentists and receiving dental treatment is not uncommon. In fact, you probably know someone who isn’t hugely fond of visiting the dentist. Dentophobia can manifest itself in anyone. There are many celebrities who are just as scared of sitting in the dentist’s chair! Kelly Osbourne, TV presenter, fashion critic, designer…

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dental phobia in children

Dental phobia in Children can happen easily. Alongside promoting 2 minutes of thorough brushing twice daily, taking a child to the dentist regularly from a very young age is necessary to instil brilliant dental hygiene habits in them but for some children, going to the dentist can seem like a scary thing. A child’s fear…

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For people who suffer from dental anxiety, going to the dentist for a check-up or treatment can be a particularly daunting experience. In recent years, dentists have been introducing anxiety busting techniques for before, during and after dental treatments for their patients. From the moment that the patient steps through the door of the surgery,…

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dental fear

Over a third of the UK’s population has dental fear! We, at Defacto, work with those suffering from dental fear regularly. However, the vastness of the issue is shocking. Around 34% of Brits admitted to having a fear of the dentist. The research questioned 2,000 British adults about their fears when visiting the doctors, dentists…

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DIY Dentistry

Here at Defacto we focus on the large number of the UK public who avoid the dentist. Whether its poor memory or dental anxiety, we encourage those people to get the dental care they need. However, it appears that British people are trying their hand at DIY dentistry. It goes without saying that we are against…

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scared of the dentist

Do you feel fearful at the thought of going to the dentist? Do you get scared even thinking about entering the waiting room? Then it’s likely that you’re suffering from dental anxiety. Most people don’t relish the idea of going for their check up. However, for some it can be a terrifying thought. Around 50%…

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Whether you’re a patient or a dental professional you’ll be aware that people suffer with dental anxiety. It’s dealt with by both sides on a daily basis, around 25% of people globally suffer from dental anxiety. It may be the case that a reassuring dentist or sedation dentistry soothes some patients. However, for those with…

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Golden Retriever employed as dog nurse to help school children at the dentist Six-year-old dog nurse Jo Jo works at Pediatric Dentistry in Northbrook and is considered a valued team member. Jo Jo is a trained comfort dog. Comfort dogs or therapy dogs are trained in a manner to give people affection; they are used…

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