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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