Worried That Your Dentist Will Judge You? Here’s Why They Won’t

April 26, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — flowellsimply @ 6:38 pm
Female dentist smiling during dental checkup

Unfortunately, there’s an unpleasant cycle of shame and dental care that many patients fall into. Since they are worried about judgment from their dentist, they skip their visits; because they skip their visits, their oral health declines, creating an even bigger fear of going to the dentist. If you’ve found yourself in this trap, it’s important to remember one very crucial piece of information: your dentist doesn’t judge you. Here’s why.

1. You’re Doing the Right Thing By Visiting Them

Whether it’s been 12 months or 12 years since your last dental checkup, scheduling an appointment is something that should be applauded, not judged. Furthermore, coming in for a visit is no easy feat, especially if you struggle with dental-related anxiety. Simply put, your dentist is just happy that you are visiting them!

2. You’re Not the Worst Case They’ve Seen

From severe infections and missing teeth to late stages of oral cancer, your dentist has seen it all. So, if you’re hesitant to schedule an appointment because you think your dental team will be shocked, that’s extremely unlikely. Plus, scheduling an appointment now means any existing dental problems can be addressed before they have a chance to progress further.

3. You’re Prioritizing Your Oral and Overall Health

In short, your oral health directly impacts your overall health. While habits like brushing and flossing are essential, only the tools at your dentist’s office can thoroughly remove built-up plaque and tartar. Plus, routine checkups ensure your dental team can catch cavities, oral cancer, and other conditions in the early stages. So, every visit to your dentist’s office is an investment in your overall well-being, and there’s nothing to judge about that!

4. Your Dentist Is Your Greatest Oral Health Ally

Remember, your dentist is there to help you achieve your healthiest, happiest smile. Whether you have a question about which dental products to use at home or you’re struggling with a toothache and need to schedule an exam, they are there to help, not judge.

For many patients, fear of judgment is not only very real; it’s enough to keep them from visiting their dentist. If that’s the case for you, then there’s no time like the present to schedule an appointment. Remember, prioritizing your dental care is something that is respected!

About the Practice

At Simply Dental of Lowell, you’ll find a dental team that’s as experienced and trained as they are compassionate and caring. To make every visit as convenient, efficient, and comfortable as possible, we utilize the latest technology, offer convenient appointment times, and welcome dental insurance and flexible financing. If you have a question about your dental care or you’d like to schedule an appointment with our team, visit our website or call (978) 485-2929.

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