A Third of Us Suffer From 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 and opticians. The results revealed that 79% of those who admitted to having those fears have put of medical help as a result. The top 5 fears are as follows.

1. Finding a previously unknown health problem – 69%
2. Phobia of medical equipment – 52%
3. Bad childhood memory – 45%
4. Previous bad experience – 22%
5. Potential pain – 14%.

Roughly 50% of people don’t regularly attend their dentist, knowing that dental fear is one of the main causes makes a lot of sense. However, there are a lot of ways to battle that fear.


Working with a dentist who has training or a therapist to move past your issues would be beneficial. Online at Defacto we aim to provide for those with dental anxiety. We want all people to be comfortable in their visits to the dentist. Therefore, you can check online using our website www.defactodentists.com to find a practice and a dentist that will work to help your fear.

Sedation Dentistry.

You only need to be coherent enough to get in the chair and agree to any procedures that are necessary. Then you can be giving anything from pharmacological agents that keep you relaxed to ones that ensure you barely remember being in the chair at all. Sedation methods include everything from topical numbing agents to complete sedation.

New Technology.

New technology is making the dental experience far better. Patients may experience little to no pain at all, even if there is a problem that needs to be corrected. Cleanings are often performed with ultrasonic solutions and actual scaling with metal tools is kept to a minimum. You can even try working with an Alpha-Stim. This device battles negative feelings by transmitting a unique, patented electrical waveform to modulate the cells’ signals to return to baseline. Significantly reducing pain, anxiety, depression, or insomnia without medication.

If you think you’d benefit from working with a dentist who specialises in dental anxiety. Please head over to DefactoDentists.com or get in touch with us! If you already work with a dentist who you feel would benefit others, please go and leave them a review on our website. For the months of May and June, every review posted on DefactoDentists.com will donate £1 to Operation Smile at no cost to you. To find out more about that please click here!

Who are we?

Do you find yourself searching: “dentist near me” or “dentist in my area?” Then we have a solution for you. We are DefactoDentists.com and we are the solution to your dental search. Simply visit our website, type in your location and we’ll find the perfect dentist in your area! You can even visit the site to keep up to date with health news through our blogs and shop directly from your clinic! If you’re a dentist, get your practice listed today!

Making your first steps back to the dentist? Let’s make it easy for you. Defacto is giving £100 towards your first visit to any Private dental clinic in the UK, plus up to £3,000 of treatment under the Defacto Teeth Guarantee. Find out more here.

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