Dentists are trained professionals who carry out a vital job for billions of people around the globe. They do an amazing job in keeping our teeth clean and our mouths free from pain. Unfortunately, millions of people have developed an irrational fear of their dentist.
Now fear is a feeling we all experience. Some people are afraid of scary spiders. Others are petrified of creepy clowns. Many are frightened by flying. Personally, I can’t stand wasps (what is the point of them?) but I’m here to tell say you have nothing to fear when visiting the dentist.
Now I am going to be biased here, as we have the best dental team in the world at Grosvenor Dental Practice but, seriously, dentists do not need to be feared. Of course, as a practice we are sympathetic to the patients who come in feeling anxious and nervous. We get it, we truly do. But honestly, dentistry has changed considerably over the past 30-40 years and is relatively pain free.
The playground tales of horror visits to see the dentist are now long gone. Many of which were over exaggerated to scare the lives out of siblings and class mates any way. Plus, if you look after your teeth from an early age and get into a routine of brushing and flossing you won’t have to undergo any dental procedures.
With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, here are five reasons why we should love our dentists.
Dentists Have Your Dental Hygiene At Heart
It takes years of intensive study for dentists to qualify in their chosen profession. They are not going to spend that amount of time studying in order to inflict pain on purpose. If they wanted to cause pain to people daily, they could easily have become an MP! I mean, the only person who loves teeth more than a dentist is the Tooth Fairy! But at least dentists do all they can to keep your teeth inside your mouth and not under your pillow.
Dentists Are Also Looking After Your Overall Health
You may be undertaking a new year health kick, eating healthier and exercising more, but your dentist can ensure there’s no underlying issues with your heath too. Your dentist can show you how to brush your teeth effectively which can help reduce the risk of diabetes and heart disease. Regular examinations also ensure you receive frequent oral cancer screenings alongside your routine check ups.
Dentists Can Protect You From Pain
Nothing comes close to equalling the pain toothache can inflict. It can be excruciating. You can try all the old wives’ tales and online advice you like, the only sure way of effectively treating that pain is to see a dentist. They will examine your mouth, take X-rays if necessary and offer a solution to end your pain. This could result in an extraction, root canal treatment or a course of antibiotics, but rest assured your dentist will – pardon the pun – get to the root cause of the problem.
There’s Always An Emergency Dentist To Rely On
Accidents can occur at any time and toothache can strike at any time of the day or night. Fortunately you can rely on an emergency dental service for swift and effective treatment at all times. Whether you experience pain at the weekend or accidentally had a tooth knocked out in the evening, you can always access an emergency dentist by calling the NHS 111 service.
Dentists Can Give You That Hollywood Smile
Nobody wants to have crooked, chipped or stained teeth. However, sometimes our life and dietary choices dictate what happens inside our mouths. Thankfully dentists are highly skilled in transforming people’s smiles. We can fit braces to straighten your teeth, offer teeth whitening, dental veneers, crowns and bridges. If you are looking to gain that Hollywood smile, speak to our dentists about the range of services we can provide.
We love our dentists here at Grosvenor Dental Practice. We are confident you do too.
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