Cheerful colors and a nod to the comforts of home are design elements tactfully aimed to help people relax

Dental fear or dental phobia is a condition that an estimated 30-40 million people experience in America alone. Results of surveys have shown that past negative experiences, pain and embarrassment are some of the motivators that create this kind of anxiety. Another component not frequently mentioned, but likely a contributor is the typical dental office environment. The rows of chairs, fluorescent lighting, narrow corridors and generally impersonal aesthetics aren’t exactly conducive to a relaxing atmosphere.

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