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The people in Northumberland and South Tyneside are the most reluctant to go to the dentist, NHS reveals


Geordies & # 39; teeth chattered! According to a survey by the NHS, people in Northumberland and South Tyneside are least reluctant to go to the dentist

  • Six percent of people across England admit they dislike the dentist
  • But the number was the highest in Northumberland and South Tyneside
  • The results came from a GP patient survey of less than 250,000 published by NHS England

Anyone familiar with goodbye, pet, or lightly clad revelers at Bigg Market in Newcastle in the depths of winter will know that they breed hard in the Northeast.

But geordies turn into jelly at the sound of a dentist's drill, as a new NHS poll shows.

While six percent of people across England admit they dislike the dentist, the highest number in the country is nine percent in Northumberland and 14 percent in South Tyneside.

An average of six percent of people across England admitted to dislike the dentist (archive photo)

It may be a consolation that the & # 39; Mackems & # 39; are not much better in nearby Sunderland. 12 percent admit to being afraid of magic in the dentist's chair.

The results came from a GP patient survey of 250,000 published on the NHS England website.

Those who hadn't tried to make a dentist appointment in the past two years were asked why. When broken down by gender, women ranked highest in South Tyneside because they cited fear (18 percent), slightly more than in Sunderland (14 percent).

The corresponding figures for men were 13% and 10%, respectively.

But that number is nine percent in Northumberland and 14 percent in South Tyneside, the highest number in the country (archive picture)

But that number is nine percent in Northumberland and 14 percent in South Tyneside, the highest number in the country (archive picture)

However, there were other areas where more men admitted not to like dentists: Bassetlaw in Nottinghamshire (14 percent), Hull and Warwickshire North (both 13 percent).

For women, dentists focused on Cannock Chase, Staffordshire and South Sefton in Liverpool (14 percent each) and Bassetlaw, Dudley and Walsall (all 13 percent).

In contrast, Westminster, at just two percent alongside Hammersmith and Surrey Heath, was the lowest area where the dental chair was not liked.

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