Staines upon Thames dentist Colin Houston says the very thought of visiting a dental practice can be enough to make grown men’s knees tremble. But does this fear truly reflect 21st century dentistry?
The statistics are quite staggering. Around 50 percent of the population does not see a dentist – and a quarter of those fail to do so because they are too afraid. This causes our Staines dental team great concern, especially as simply listening to patients and taking things at a speed they are comfortable with is often all it takes to calm someone.
Regular dentist visits are vital
Poor dental health is linked to heart disease, bacterial lung infections, premature births, diabetes, strokes and even dementia – meaning regular dental and hygiene visits are vital to maintaining good general health and wellbeing.
We explain to our patients from Staines upon Thames, Surrey that seeing a dentist regularly also means any potential problems are spotted early before they cause too much pain and become expensive to treat.
Making dental appointments in Staines more enjoyable
A trip to Thorpe Lea Dental in Thorpe Road is an altogether more pleasurable experience because we spend an enormous amount of time thinking about how to make our patients’ visits more relaxing. It’s called the ‘patient journey’ and we try very hard to make sure this journey is a pleasant one.
Gone are the days where dental practice waiting rooms resemble mini hospitals, with hard chairs, lino floors and the clinical smell of disinfectant hanging in the air! But those memories of unfriendly waiting rooms and the dread of what was coming next can be difficult to shed.
New patients across Surrey are welcome
We carefully consider our reception areas to ensure that the very first step into our practice makes patients feel calm, welcomed and relaxed.
Dental technology is also being constantly improved. Modern dentistry is less about treating problems by drilling, filling or pulling, and more about teaching patients how to prevent problems starting in the first place.
So, if you have neglected your teeth due to fear of the dentist, please think again. Pay Thorpe Lea Dental a visit, we think you will be pleasantly surprised by how far dentistry has come.
The door to our private dental practice is always open to new patients and emergency patients from across Staines upon Thames. Please give our friendly team a ring for more information. We look forward to hearing from you for excellent family dentistry for all ages, as well as cosmetic and advanced dental treatments and therapy for receding gums.