If you’ve had a bad experience at the dentist in the past or worry about getting bad news about your dental health, you’re not alone — many of us skip visits to the dentist. So, how can we overcome our fears or obstacles when it comes to making that all-important visit?
According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), in 2017-18, nearly 30% of Australians who needed to see a dental professional, delayed seeing or did not see one at all.
These stats are worrying, as regular dental visits are a key component of overall dental health. So, why are people avoiding dental visits? Let’s just look at some of the reasons why we avoid the dentist and what we can do to overcome them: