Questions Asked By Nervous Patients at the Dentist

7th August 2012 | Posted by: Helen Hewison

Are there some easy ways to improve the appearance of my teeth?

Sometimes, just by having your teeth professionally cleaned or whitened it can make you look years younger.

Before Teeth Have Been Whitened

After Whitening







How do you calm patients who are apprehensive about a procedure?

At SpaDental Wem, each patient has a designated Treatment Coordinator who has the time to listen to concerns and phobias. Each procedure is explained fully and patients are never rushed either when making decisions or during an appointment. We also offer sedation so patients may snooze their way through a procedure.

Will the treatment hurt?

Most procedures are done under local anaesthetic and sedation is available for extremely nervous patients. You will not feel any pain during any procedure but may sometimes feel a little discomfort during the healing period.

Is Treatment Expensive?

We always provide a written estimate of the cost or the cost can be spread out with monthly payments using our payment plan.

How can my oral health affect my overall health?

Taking care of your oral health is vital to the well-being of your general health. Healthy teeth are important for many reasons. With good strong teeth we are able to chew and break down our food so we can digest it properly. When your teeth are well maintained and there is no decay present, bacteria are minimal, which potentially helps us to control other related diseases.

How often should I have my teeth cleaned?

As a general rule, is very important to have your teeth examined by the dentist and cleaned by your dental hygienist every 6 months. This promotes a happy, healthy, clean mouth.

Do electric toothbrushes really make a difference?

We here at SpaDental Wem recommend the Oral B and the Sonicare electric toothbrush for cleaning teeth. They have a timer so teeth are cleaned for the correct length of time and apply the right amount of pressure which prevents over brushing. Good brushing technique helps to prevent tooth decay, gum disease and shorten the time you spend at your next dental visit. Good oral hygiene also helps in preventing bad breath and improves your overall health.

Can you use a water pick in place of flossing?

We do recommend flossing every day, although many of us do not floss on a regular basis. We offer the Waterpik Waterflosser and are finding that patients who find it difficult to use regular floss are using their Waterflosser daily.

What is the difference between a family dentist and a paediatric dentist?

A paediatric dentist is a specialist, they focus on children only. If there is a fear or phobia, the paediatric dentist has trained techniques to calm and comfort children in a childlike setting. A family dentist treats patients of all ages.



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