The shame I felt about the state of my teeth was overwhelming, so much so, I burst into tears once I'd sat in 'the chair'. My dentist Jas and dental nurse really listened to my concerns and helped to quickly dissolve my initial anxieties.
I have worked out why this dental practice is different. They put you in control. You choose everything together, treatment plans, timings, everything is gently negotiated, not rushed. Even when you are unable to speak during actual treatment, an agreed signal, like raising your hand, if you need work to pause, take a breather or say something, puts you in control of what's happening.
My overall health has improved and for the first time in my life I'm not ashamed of my teeth.