10 Oct World Mental Health Day 2022
Here at Dental Beauty Swanley – we understand how important mental health is, and how it can affect anyone regardless of age or background.
On 10th October every year, World Mental Health Day raises awareness and mobilises efforts to support mental health around the world. We should all recognise that mental health problems can affect anyone, no matter what day it is. World Mental health day is a good day to encourage better mental health and to speak out and start the conversation.
About Dental Phobia.
Chief Executive at Anxiety UK, has verified that ‘dental anxiety is a very common specific phobia’ and Anxiety UK receives ‘countless requests for support regarding dental phobia’.
Dental anxiety at its most extreme level is known as a dental phobia (also called odontophobia).
Did you know – visiting the dentist is ranked number one for making people nervous – even more, popular than a fear of heights?
For many individuals, going to the dentist induces mild fear and anxiety. The thought of a dentist coming near your mouth in a vulnerable state can be a terrifying experience. This thought process stops patients from booking treatments that they need. Unfortunately, the problem and pain escalate within the patient because they have postponed looking and booking for treatment, which consequently leads to more pain, and discomfort and potentially needing more invasive treatment than their original issue.
At Dental Beauty we completely understand the nervousness, fear and anxiety associated with the dentist. For most patients, this is a time when there is fear of lack of control and embarrassment regarding their circumstances. However, with this being said our award-winning dentists are trained to handle patients who have dental phobia.
We believe in preventative dentistry. The practice of preventive dentistry involves maintaining the health of your teeth. The result is a reduction in cavities, gum disease, enamel wear, and other issues.
During your treatment, our friendly dentists in Swanley will execute relaxation techniques to ensure you are felt at ease and even provide mild sedation in some cases so you will not feel a thing.
Our award-winning dentists will also give you tips and tricks on how to protect your teeth going forward to reduce your chance of any issues occurring.
World Mental Health Day aims to raise awareness of mental health issues and to reduce the stigma often associated with them. If you are worried about an upcoming appointment and need someone to talk to, please know Dental Beauty is here to help.
Please contact Dental Beauty Swanley!