Fear of going to the dentist?

Four in five Brits (79%) who fear the dentist are put off receiving dental advice, a new study shows.

The study conducted by the Centre for Dentistry shows that 34% of Brits fear the dentist’s chair.

Overall, 41% of Brits will seek advice on poor oral health, despite only 6% being happy with their smile.

‘Dental anxiety is a real issue for many people,’ dentist and managing director for the Centre for Dentistry, Cathal Hayes, said.

‘Luckily, dentistry has changed greatly in the past 10-15 years.

‘This means that dental anxiety is reducing, and dentists work hard to ensure a positive experience for patients.’


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