The days of dentist's clinics being associated with ominous looking dental gear and plain walls are now a thing of the past, thanks to advances in both the science of dentistry, but also psychology. Nowadays, the more modern dentist's clinics are designed to put a patient at ease.
It all comes in the tiny details. Things such as TV sets in the ceiling may seem at first strange, but it has been shown to relax people as they are in the dentist's chair. Talking of the chair, these are now designed to be extremely comfortable and relaxing, to help you imagine your at a spa instead of a dental office.
There are also other factors which help to create a better environment. Lead lined walls help reduce the risk of x-ray exposure seeping from other rooms, and cameras help to magnify teeth to an extent previously only dreamt about. (more...)