Dental care in the United Kingdom - Statistics & Facts
Dental care in the United Kingdom is routinely provided by the National Health Service, however, due to the large waiting lists and rising costs, more individuals are willing to pay for private care. Household spending on dental services has more than doubled in the past 10 years, with the consumer price index continuing to rise. Many individuals in the UK are deterred from visiting the dentist due to the cost of treatment and a worry that the dentist will find something else wrong with them. A fear of the dentist, or dental anxiety, is the most common reason preventing individuals, young and old, from visiting their dentist.
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