It’s common for some people to develop dental fears and anxiety from traumatic events, but more often than not now people are skipping their dentist appointments over fear of potential judgement and shame because of the state of their teeth.
To put it simply: People just don’t want to see a dentist when they’re ashamed or embarrassed by what their teeth look like.
But really, there’s nothing to be afraid of — and here’s why.
This is a Judgement Free Zone
Many patients fear that they’ll be criticized for the condition of their teeth. This fear, of course, feels justified because of some people publicly reach to discolored, broken, or missing teeth.
But, we are professionals. We want to help you correct the problem, and we will tell you how to avoid problems in the future. We treat all our patients with kindness and compassion.
We’ve Probably Seen Worse
We’ve seen our share of bad teeth — so, you’re most likely not the worst case scenario. And even if you are, a we won’t recoil in horror or make hurtful comments.
Great dentists see a problem to solve and a way to make you healthier. When you refuse to make the appointment, you put your health in jeopardy!
Your Smile is Fixable
It’s common to worry that you’ve ruined your teeth and gums forever and you’re doomed to have bad teeth forever. Thanks to advancements in dental technology, you have more options to correct dental problems than ever before. In some cases, your teeth may need to be extracted but dental implants offer a corrective solution that look natural.
You Health May Be in Jeopardy
Your oral health and physical health are intertwined. What happens in your mouth impacts your body and vice versa. By not taking care of your teeth, including any current problems, you put your physical health in jeopardy. It’s not uncommon that patients who avoid the dentist also avoid going to the doctor.
You Deserve a Great Smile
The big fear most patients have is that they’ll never have a nice smile again. They often believe they’ve ruined their mouth and there’s no help for them. That’s not necessarily true, and only we can tell you for sure. There’s a very good chance that by coming in for an appointment and sitting through the procedures you need, you can have a smile you love and that you’re proud of.
You’re not alone in feeling ashamed of how your teeth look or being afraid of going to the dentist. Many patients feel the same way. But, you don’t have to go through this alone, and you don’t have to watch your smile get worse, either.
Make an appointment today and get the dental care you need.