It’s common for people to develop dental fears and anxiety from traumatic experiences. But did you know… some of those fears also have something to do with potential judgement and shame?
If you’re embarrassed by what your teeth look like, don’t throw in the towel and skip the dentist! Seeing a dentist just may be the best thing you’ll ever do for yourself.
Here’s why you shouldn’t be afraid or nervous about seeing THE SCIENCE OF SMILES® if you’ve got “bad” teeth.
We’re a Judgement-Free Zone
Some patients are afraid that they’ll be judged or criticized for the condition of their teeth. The fear feels justified because of how some people in public react to discolored, broken, or missing teeth. You may have caught a strange look or worried you’ve been laughed at. But we are professionals. We want to help you correct the problem, and we’ll never judge you. We treat all our patients with care and compassion.
We’ve Probably Seen Worse
We have seen our share of bad teeth. For all your fears and worries, you’re most likely not the worst case scenario. And even if you are, a we won’t recoil in horror or make hurtful comments. We will see your case as a problem to solve and a way to make you healthier. When you refuse to make the appointment, you put your health in jeopardy.
It May Be a Fixable Problem
It’s common to worry that you’ve ruined your teeth and gums forever and you’re doomed to have bad teeth forever. Thanks to advancements in dental technology, you have more options to cure or correct dental problems than ever before. In some cases, your teeth may need to be extracted but dental implants offer a corrective solution that look natural. No one you meet in the future will know what your teeth looked like before. And your friends and family will be happy that you’ve got a new smile.
Your Health My Be in Jeopardy
Your oral health and physical health are intertwined. What happens in your mouth impacts your body and vice versa. By not taking care of your teeth, including any current problems, you put your physical health in jeopardy. It’s not uncommon that patients who avoid the dentist also avoid going to the doctor.
Start with a dental appointment and take care of your oral health. After that, seeing a doctor may not seem so scary, either.
Get a Smile You Deserve
The big fear most patients have is that they’ll never have a nice smile again. They often believe they’ve ruined their mouth and there’s no help for them. That’s not necessarily true, and only we can tell you for sure. There’s a very good chance that by coming in for an appointment and sitting through the procedures you need, you can have a smile you love and that you’re proud of. But if fear holds you back, you’ll never know for sure.
Make an appointment today and get the dental care you need!
About THE SCIENCE OF SMILES®
THE SCIENCE OF SMILES® offers affordable cosmetic and laser dentistry and gentle, compassionate general dental care in Pasadena, CA. Our office is conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At THE SCIENCE OF SMILES®, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures, complete dental reconstruction and TMJ/Headache management. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover affordable up-to-date dentistry and a team who truly cares at THE SCIENCE OF SMILES®.