Has it been a long time since you visited the dentist. Are you afraid of what the dentist might say to the point of being so embarrassed that you put off or avoid going at all? These are not uncommon feelings with the patients that I see and treat. No need to feel bad or even guilty about not seeing the dentist for a while. Every patient deserves to be treated with dignity and respect.
When a patient comes to our office, this is the way they are treated...no criticisms or judgments just a friendly discussion as to what is possible , as if you are a member of my immediate family.
Just a short call for an appointment to meet the doctor is all it takes to get started.