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Cost ‘putting off Scots from dentist trip’

Posted by Allie Wright

Dental patients in Scotland are being dissuaded from visiting the dentist as a result of the cost of treatment on their teeth and gums.

This is according to Andrew Lamb, Scottish director of the British Dental Association in Scotland, who stated the body has found incomes are dropping for practitioners.

“One of the things we could speculate is that patients are putting off going to the dentist because of the general economic climate,” he was quoted as saying by the Scotsman.

Mr Lamb added that there is no doubt private dental patients are putting off treatments in order to wait until their financial situation is more secure.

Dr Nigel Carter, chief executive of the British Dental Health Foundation, pointed out it is vital individuals do not avoid going to the dentist in a bid to save money.

Figures recently reported by the news provider showed there is a record number of NHS dentists operating in Scotland at the moment.

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