To be fair, dentists continue to get bad press from a lot of their clients, which makes you wonder how on earth they have any clients at all.
History has not painted out the dentist as someone to embrace as a friend, but the modern dentist is a completely different kettle of fish. They are not there to just pull teeth anymore, they have become more refined in their treatments, more understanding towards their patient’s needs, and have vastly superior equipment at their disposal to work with.
The first agenda of your dentist is to ensure that you, as the patient, don’t fall foul of plaque that can lead to gum disease and tooth decay and put a stop to it if you do. They have an incredible array of new technology to use that is designed to make your treatments as painless as possible as well as a whole range of sedation techniques at hand.
Your dentist is only too aware of the fears and phobias that their patients have of a dental visit- indeed, they are trained in it. They can also do incredible work with cosmetic treatments if your teeth have hit the skids a little and return your beautiful smile to your face once more. But you should also learn to confide in your dentist, talk to them and work with them so that you can get the best level of treatment out there to keep your mouth healthy.
So the next time you’re in the chair in west London, go on, give them a hug before they get to work on you- they are loveable really!