More Than Quarter Cancel Dentist Appointments Out Of Fear, Says Study


If you’re a bit nervous about your visit to your dentist in Guildford, there’s no need to be embarrassed, it’s more common than you think. In fact, according to new research reported by dentistry.co.uk, as much as 80 per cent of people in the UK admit that they’re scared of dental appointments.

The research also found that more than a quarter of people had cancelled or delayed an appointment because they were afraid of it, while over a third haven’t been to see a dentist in the last two years. 46 per cent said it was the thought of pain that put them off going, while 34 per cent it was a previous experience at the dentist which worried them. 32 per cent also said the cost of treatments put them off.

However, it’s important to hammer home just how necessary coming to see a dentist is, and it’s something you should be doing every six months. Regularly looking at your dental health should mean that the need for any major work will be minimised and any health concerns nipped in the bud at the earliest opportunity. Likewise, dentist’s will also identify any signs of the likes of oral cancer, so not visiting your dentist regularly is a big risk to run with your general overall health.

If you haven’t been in a long time, then coming in for a basic check-up needed be a terrifying experience. Dentistry has changed a great deal in recent years, and with more practitioners acknowledging the issues of fear that surround dentistry, there’s more of a focus than ever on ensuring a positive experience is had.