Dentist for Nervous Patients Bournemouth - Smile Stories

Nervous Patients

Experience gentle dental care for nervous patients from Smile Stories in Bournemouth

  • Gentle but thorough treatments
  • Female and male dentists
  • Get to know us before you visit
  • Open evenings and weekends
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Are you or someone you know anxious about visiting the dentist? 

We understand that visiting the dentist can be a daunting experience for many people for all sorts of reasons. Whether it’s general fear of pain, you’ve had traumatic experiences in the past, or are just concerned with the general anxiety that dental appointments can bring, we’re here to help and put you at ease from the get go. 


Here at Smile Stories, we’re a judgement-free team who specialise in treating nervous patients with the utmost care and compassion, going above and beyond to make sure your visit is as comfortable and stress-free as possible.

Dentist for Nervous Patients in Bournemouth

Book your new patient heatlh check today to start your journey to a happy, healthy, gap-free mouth and discover what makes us different from other dentists.


Smile Stories,

330 Wimborne Road,





01202 513 292

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We understand that past dental experiences can put you off those in the future. We get it.


Smile Stories is nothing like your old dentist, just read our Google reviews to see what other people say.

Nervous Dental Patients Clinic Opening Hours

We look after people who work so don’t just happen during the 9 – 5, so we’re open evenings and weekends to help our patients.

Monday:            08.00 – 20.00

Tuesday:           08.00 – 20.00

Wednesday:      08.00 – 20.00

Thursday:          08.00 – 20.00

Friday:               08.00 – 18.00

Saturday:           08.00 – 17.00

Sunday:           By Appointment

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Why choose Smile Stories if you’re a nervous patient?

Choosing the right dental practice is important regardless of whether you’re a nervous patient or not. We put extra care and consideration into the whole process, so you’ll feel at ease from the second you step foot in our practice. 

Here are just a few of the ways we make each visit calm and stress-free for our patients:

Experienced and compassionate team – Our dental professionals are not only highly skilled but also trained in managing dental anxiety. We listen to your concerns and tailor our approach to meet your needs.

Comfortable environment – We’re not like any other dentist; we’ve designed our clinic to be a relaxing and welcoming space, helping you feel at ease from the moment you step in. There’s no weird white coats, no old-school waiting room, just a team of normal people who care!


Personalised care –  Every patient is different, so we take the time to understand your fears and concerns when it comes to dental treatment. Our team will work with you to create a personalised treatment plan that ensures your comfort and peace of mind; and you’ll always be kept informed of exactly what to expect. 

Judgement-free zone – We understand that many people have had some bad experiences with previous dentists. That isn’t the case at Smile Stories,  we don’t judge or blame you for your teeth, we just want to help you create your own smile story.

Unsure of what a trip to the dentist entails? Here’s what to expect at your first visit

Your first visit to Smile Stories is all about getting to know you and your goals. We always help you at your own pace. When you first visit us, we can guarantee:

A warm welcome –  From the moment you arrive, our friendly staff will greet you and ensure you feel comfortable.

A comprehensive consultation –  We’ll start with a thorough consultation where you can discuss your dental history, fears, and any specific concerns you have. We’re more than happy to answer any questions or address anything you’re unsure about.

Comfort options – We’ll discuss the various comfort and sedation options available to help you feel at ease during future treatments. 


Get in touch for more information on:

  • Personalised treatment recommendations
  • Tips and advice for managing dental anxiety

Tips for managing dental anxiety

As well as making you feel as comfortable as we possibly can when you visit our dental practice, we’ve also pulled together some top tips from our dentists on how to manage dental anxiety:


  1. Communicate – Let us know about your fears and concerns. The more we know, the better we can help you!
  2. Bring a friend or family member – Having a trusted friend or family member with you for your appointment can provide comfort and support. We’re happy for you to bring someone into the treatment room for support.
  3. Practice relaxation techniques –  Deep breathing exercises, meditation, and visualisation can help calm your nerves before and during your appointment.
  4. Schedule your appointment wisely –  Book your appointments at a time of day when you’re most likely to feel calm and not rushed. Avoid scheduling during stressful periods – we’re as flexible as we can be with appointments, and we can even fit you in in evenings or weekends. 
  5. Ask questions – Understanding what to expect can massively help to reduce anxiety. Please don’t hesitate to ask us about your treatment, the steps involved, and how we’ll manage your comfort. We’re more than happy to answer any questions you may have!

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Nervous patient FAQs

How can I let my dentist know I am worried or scared?

Open and honest communication is key! Smile Stories is a judgement-free zone – there is no need to be embarrassed about seeking help, so let us know about your fears and concerns during your consultation. We’re here to listen and help!

Can I bring someone with me to my dentist appointment?

Absolutely! Having a friend or family member with you can provide extra comfort and support, and they’re welcome to be in the treatment room. 

Don’t let dental anxiety stop you

At Smile Stories, we’re here to provide gentle, compassionate care tailored to your needs. 

Contact us today to schedule your consultation and take the first step towards a fear-free dental experience.

We are a leading dentist for nervous patients in Bournemouth, Poole, and the wider Dorset area, dedicated to delivering exceptional dental care that gives you the smile you’ve dreamed of.

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