Posted by Allie Wright
Many dentists are worried that the current economic climate could be discouraging people from going for a check-up.
Speaking to the Gloucestershire Echo, dental practitioner Ahmad Nounu explained the cost of treatment means some people do not seek help from a dentist, even when they have been diagnosed with a problem.
“People shouldn’t try to save money by neglecting dental care,” he warned.
Chief executive of Age UK Gloucestershire Christina Snell agreed, noting older individuals in particular may put dental care to the back of their minds if they are worried about cash.
“When people are in a tight budgeting position, it’s the sort of thing they would not recognise as necessary,” she stated.
To highlight the importance of a regular check-up, dentists could produce dental practice promotional material to try and get the attention of their patients.
Furthermore, it seems now is the time to book in for a check-up, as dental advisor at the British Dental Health Foundation Karen Coates recently claimed access to NHS dentists is the best it has been for a long time.