Many Kiwis avoid the dentist because of a fear of feeling pain or discomfort.
According to UK research around 25% of men and women declared that they put off the recommended two dental health examinations a year out of fear of pain.
Poor dental health risks
Poor dental health is linked to heart disease, bacterial lung infections, premature births, diabetes and strokes, meaning regular visits for dental health reviews are vital to maintaining good general health and dental well-being.
We know that it has been difficult to keep on top of regular dental visits over the past year due to COVID's affect on our livelihoods. Smilecare Dental Studio Ltd is delighted to have reopened and we have heavily invested in anti-virus protection, on top of our usual strict decontamination measures to help put your mind at rest.
Looking after anxious patients
Please don’t neglect your dental well-being because of dental phobia. Your comfort is very important to us. At Smilecare Dental Studio Ltd we find that even with the most nervous of patients, all they need is time and kindness. Therefore, our principal dentist Dr Asi Cohen ensures our appointments are calm, unhurried and welcoming.
We understand that many people are nervous about dental treatment and even more are scared of injections.
If this sounds like you then we can use 'happy gas' (nitrous oxide sedation) inhaled through a nose mask to safely help you relax while carrying out your dental work. You won't need to fast, will have no residual effects, and are able to drive away at the end of the session. It even helps gaggers.
If you are anxious about your dental or hygiene appointments, try contacting us first for a chat.
We encourage dentally phobic patients to pop in, meet our team and have a look around our Whangarei dental practice before going anywhere near a dental chair. But don’t just take our word for it, here are some testimonials from our patients last year posted on Google reviews:
"I had a real fear of the dentist and Dr Cohen talked to me for quite some time and explained everything in full. He is very gentle and uses numbing gel before injecting. I dont know why I put it off for so long. His nurses Vania and Maisie are amazing too and Shontelle at the front desk puts you at ease the minute you walk in. I have been back several times and have also had a tooth extraction with no problems post extraction. I highly recommend this team of professionals."
"Amazing service, very friendly staff. I normally dread going to the dentist from having past bad experiences, but this is by far the best dental experience I have had. They really took their time explaining everything and making sure I was comfortable. Love the fact that you can watch movies, and have headphones on to distract from the drilling etc. Competitive prices. Would highly recommend."
"I have been traumatised by dentists in the past, but I trust Dr Cohan completely. Dr Cohan is the best dentist I have ever had. He clearly explains what he is doing and why. He will weigh up costs and benefits so making a decision becomes much easier. He gave me a root canal while I watched a movie and I did not tense up even once. My comfort and mental state were cared for. Hygiene is paramount. I have no hesitation in recommending Smile Care Dental Studio and I always do to my friends and colleagues."
The door to our Whangarei dental practice is always open to new patients, so please feel free to contact us now for more information. We look forward to meeting you soon.