Updated: Jan 4
Corporate dental insurers Unum Dental carried out some research last year that revealed some interesting facts. According to a survey of more than 2,000 private sector employees, more than a fifth (24%) of British workers say that a fear of feeling pain or discomfort is the reason they avoid the dentist.
Women were found to be more afraid, with over a quarter (27%) declaring that they put off the recommended two dental health examinations a year out of fear of pain, compared to 22% of men.
Poor dental health risks
Poor dental health is linked to heart disease, bacterial lung infections, premature births, diabetes and strokes, meaning regular visits for dental health reviews are vital to maintaining good general health and dental wellbeing.
We know that it has been difficult to keep on top of regular dental visits over the past few months due to the government’s decision to close dental practices. Belmore Dental Implant & Facial Clinic is delighted to have reopened and we have heavily invested in anti-virus protection, on top of our usual strict decontamination measures to help put your mind at rest.
Looking after anxious patients
Please don’t neglect your dental wellbeing because of dental phobia. At Belmore Dental Implant & Facial Clinic we find that even with the most nervous of patients, all they need is time and kindness. Therefore, our principal dentist Dr Sinead McEnhill, ensures our appointments are calm, unhurried and welcoming.
If you are anxious about your dental or hygiene appointments, try contacting us first for a chat.
We encourage dentally phobic patients to pop in, meet our team and have a look around our Enniskillen dental practice before going anywhere near a dental chair. But don’t just take our word for it, here are some testimonials from our patients:
"My experience at Belmore Dental on my last visit was excellent; this was similar to all my visits since my first visit in 2005, when I was a very nervous patient and required major dental treatment. Since that time, I have had two sinus grafts, six implants and a bridge in my upper jaw and five implants and two bridges in my lower jaw.
All my treatment and follow-ups were carried out in a professional way, in a very friendly and hygienic environment. I started as a very nervous patient but now I am a confident patient and I would have no hesitation in recommending Dr Sinead McEnhill to my friends and relations to have their dental implant work carried out."
The door to our Belmore Street dental practice is always open to new patients, so please feel free to contact us now for more information. We look forward to meeting you soon.