Whether you’ve personally had a bad experience with a dentist in the past or inevitably heard about how bad someone else’s treatment was, we can almost guarantee that pretty much everyone has a horror story to tell when it comes to a dental check up.

However, there are many myths floating around about attending your regular check up, and we want to debunk them for you today! After all, we want you to be as relaxed and calm as possible before visiting us!

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“It Will Hurt”

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A simple check up of your dental health shouldn’t hurt; we’re incredibly gentle! If you are undergoing a procedure where pain may be felt, we’ll always offer a numbing solution beforehand to keep you comfortable!

“My Wisdom Teeth Have Come Through, I’m Going to Need to Have them Out”

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Just because you have finally got those pesky teeth growing in, it doesn’t necessarily mean that you’ll have to have them taken out. Your dentist will be able to advise you  when you visit as to whether you’ll need to undergo an extraction!

“I Don’t Have Pearly White Teeth, My Teeth are Unhealthy”

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Believe it or not, there aren’t many people who have natural bright white, perfect teeth. Just because your teeth are an off white colour, it doesn’t mean that they aren’t healthy!

“I’ll Be Lectured On My Oral Hygiene”

Skillful young female dentist is treating human teeth

While we do care about your oral health, it’s important to remember that we’re only doing our job when we’re pointing out areas you can improve on when it comes to keeping your mouth healthy. See it as constructive criticism, not a personal dig!

“I’ve Had a Bad Experience But My Dentist Won’t Care”

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If you are genuinely traumatised by a past experience, the best thing you can do is talk to us. We want to make you as comfortable as possible and will do everything in our power to help you work through your fear – we just want to help you keep your mouth healthy!

We urge everyone to attend their dental check ups and talk to their dentist if they have any concerns. If you’d like to have a chat with us before your appointment, be sure to get in touch and we’ll be happy to help put your mind at ease.

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