Embarrassed About Your Teeth? Here’s What We Really Think

June 23, 2022

Feeling embarrassed is a common concern voiced by patients who haven’t been to the dentist for a long time. Dental phobia caused by painful or traumatic experiences can lead to avoidance as well. The lack of proper dental care can negatively affect your oral and mental health. 

At some point, it becomes a vicious cycle of neglect. The result of not keeping up with your dental appointments can cause you to feel embarrassed about your teeth, making it challenging for you to see a dentist even when you’re in pain. 

Are Your Teeth The Worst We’ve Seen?

We see bad teeth and gums all the time. Over the years, patients have come in with many severe oral health issues—from missing and rotting teeth to bad breath or infected gums. Rest assured that when it comes to having “bad teeth,” you’re not alone.

Do Dentists Judge You Based On Your Teeth?

Some people do try to avoid us because of their bad teeth. They worry either our dentists or our staff may judge them. But please don’t be embarrassed to get help! Dentists not only offer tips and ways to enhance your smile, but they’re also trained to fix broken, cracked, chipped and decayed teeth. Our dental professionals are committed to bettering the quality of your life—the last thing a great dentist will do is say or do something that will make you more embarrassed or uncomfortable during your visit. 

How Do You Cope With Dental Anxiety?

Communicating your concerns with a dentist is important as they can take steps to help make the dental treatment easier. Our dentists will take the time to explain the dental procedure, so you know what to expect. They might also recommend some sedation options to help you relax and feel more comfortable during your appointment. Don’t be afraid to ask questions. By understanding what’s happening while you're in the dental chair, you may experience less anxiety. 

Are you having trouble looking for a non-judgemental Winnipeg dental clinic? If so, your search is over. Our caring team at Kildonan Crossing Dental Centre can help put your mind at ease. We believe everybody is deserving of healthy and beautiful teeth. Contact us today to book an appointment with one of our amazing dentists. We’re located in Transcona, at the corner of Lagimodiere Boulevard and Regent Avenue. We look forward to meeting you!