A quarter of adults in the UK haven’t visited the dentist in the last two years, while around 40% of children aren’t making annual visits to their dentist. And while many people believe that brushing twice a day is enough for a good standard of oral hygiene (it isn’t), one in four adults admit to only brushing once a day.
It’s a false economy to only visit the dentist when you are in pain. The fact is that with regular examinations and appointments with a hygienist, you will nip developing problems in the bud before they become serious enough to need expensive treatment. In those cases where treatment is necessary, it is likely to be less costly than if you had waited until the problem was more advanced.
Around half of people in the UK have some fear of visiting the dentist — something our principal dentist Oberah understands well. That’s why she’s focused on making Shine Dental & Facial a practice with a warm and welcoming feel. We make sure to develop a relationship with you and put you at ease before we begin any physical examinations.
Regular visits to the dentist might sound like a frightening prospect if you are someone who experiences anxiety at the thought of it, but in the long run it’s the best way to develop a healthy relationship with your oral care. Giving your dentist the chance to identify and address problems in their early stages dramatically lessens the likelihood that you will need more invasive treatment further down the line.
In cases where problems have already developed to the point where a tooth is damaged and needs urgent attention, we provide fillings, root canal therapy and extractions. These treatments are all offered in close consultation with Oberah and she will support you gently throughout your treatment, minimising pain and distress. We also do free treatment under the NHS for children and Oberah’s gentle and caring nature resonates well with her younger patients (as well as her older ones).
If you live in the Twyford area and have a general dental problem or you feel that we sound like the right dentist for you, pop in or give us a call on 0118 934 9703 to register or book an appointment. Welcome to a warm, dependable and trusted local dental practice.