A Doncaster dentist is urging residents to register for NHS dental treatment after seeing a surge in the number of patients who have not had their teeth checked for five years or more.
The British Dental Health Foundation revealed people who visit the dentist annually reduce their risk of tooth decay by 60 per cent. Research also highlighted that 31 per cent of adults have tooth decay and 29 per cent suffer from regular dental pain.
Jane Gety, practice manager at mydentist in York Street, is now urging patients to register and attend regular check ups.
She said: “We see the impact on patients’ teeth if they don’t visit the dentist regularly and we have NHS places available so there is no reason for people in the town not to register and receive regular treatment.
“I think people have a perception of the dentist’s surgery as being a cold sterile place smelling of disinfectant. This is no longer the case.”
“Our practice is professional and friendly, our waiting room is decorated in warm greys and teal greens and is scented with jasmine to put people at ease when they visit us.
“Our dentists and nurses also specialise in dealing with nervous patients. So there is no reason to delay a check-up.”
Patients can register by calling 01302 784145 or visit mydentist