Fear of the Dentist
Scared of going to the dentist?
Now you don’t have to be scared! Try our unique “Meet & Greet” service, no treatments, no drills, just a friendly chat over a nice cup of tea. You will feel much more relaxed once you meet the team and that first step doesn't have to be scarey at all, why not pop in and book?
Well don't worry, your not alone and you have come to the right place!
Many adults are terrified of visiting the dentist. Dental anxiety ranges from mild uneasiness; experienced by most, to acute anxiety/panic attacks. Some people will not go to a dentist at all, despite in need of dental treatment- this is a case of Dental Phobia. The particular fears of visiting the dentist vary from person to person. Some people have their fear triggered by the sound of the drill, or the thought of needles in sensitive areas of their mouth. For some it is the loss of control which is most feared, for others it is the fear of pain.
Dental phobias generally develop from childhood, where a traumatic experience may have left us with feelings of anxiety about going to the dentist. However, an interesting fact is that if the first time you encounter something you have a positive experience, regardless of whether it goes on to be traumatic, we develop an ‘immunity’ to developing a phobia. This is called ‘latent inhibition’ and it is the reason that young children now get to go to the dentist for a couple of times initially, get a sticker and have no treatment other than just a quick look with the mirror.
How we can help YOU!
Here at Smiles Centre we offer you a dental experience like no other. You are our priority. Meaning that we will go the extra mile to make you feel safe and comfortable. Our Dentist will create a bond with you to make you feel like a friend and not like a patient. Visit us at Smiles and you'll see that there's no reason to be scared anymore and the best way to visit us it to book a “Meet & Greet” service, no treatments, no drills, just a friendly chat over a nice cup of tea. You will feel much more relaxed once you meet the team and that first step doesn't have to be scarey at all, why not fill in the form on the right or give us a call today and we'll put all your fears to rest!
All you need to do is fill in this form, do it now, and then we'll call you at a more convenient time and book you in for a meet & greet appointment. We guarantee the visit wont be as bad as you think, you may even enjoy yourself!
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