Employers are being more lenient when allowing staff time off for dental appointments, Simplyhealth's dental survey has shown.
In 2012, 9% of individuals said they were unable to visit their dentist more frequently as they could not get the time off work.
In 2013, the figure has reduced by more than 50% to just 4% of individuals who cite this as a reason.
James Glover, spokesperson for Simplyhealth, said: "It's encouraging to learn that more employers are allowing their employees time off to attend these important health appointments.
"Enabling employees to visit the dentist on a regular basis can help prevent problems occurring, which if left could result in more time away from the workplace. It also helps to promote a culture where employees feel valued."
But according to the survey, affordability of dental visits remains a concern; 52% are worried about being able to afford dental care compared to 54% last year.
Glover said employers should utilise ways that employers can help employees meet the cost of everyday health appointments.
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