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Transforming Dental Visits: Our Path to Easing Anxiety and Enhancing Joy

Updated: Nov 4, 2023

At Floss & Fido Dentistry we understand that for many, dental appointments can be a source of significant stress, often due to traumatic past experiences. That’s why we've reimagined the dental visit, creating a welcoming haven that prioritizes the happiness and comfort of our patients over everything else. Here's a look at how we're changing the narrative around dental care through innovative anxiety management techniques.

Compassion for the Anxious Heart

Before anything else, we acknowledge the real fear that comes with dental anxiety. Moving past the impersonal, clinical approach, our office offers a warm, comforting atmosphere that stands in stark contrast to the traditional, sometimes daunting dental environments.

Melody as Medicine: Dental Anxiety Reduction with Music

Soft, melodic backgrounds serve as a rhythmic reassurance, helping patients find a peaceful mental space amidst the clinical setting. The right song can make all the difference, transforming a tense moment into one of serene reflection.

Dental Anxiety Reduction with Art and Puzzles

Engaging artwork and puzzles are available to our patients, providing a joyful distraction that can ease anxiety and stimulate cognitive engagement, drawing focus away from dental procedures.

Pet Pals: Dental Anxiety Reduction with Pets

Our non-human colleagues, our pets, provide a furry distraction from dental procedures. Their presence in the office is designed to foster moments of light-hearted interaction, which can significantly lower anxiety levels.

Nature's Embrace: Dental Anxiety Reduction with Biophilic Design

Incorporating natural elements, we create a refreshing environment within our walls. This biophilic design strategy is meant to bring the calming essence of the outdoors inside, soothing the senses and calming the mind.

Color Calm: Dental Anxiety Reduction Using Colors

Utilizing a palette inspired by the most tranquil scenes of nature, we paint our patient experience with colors that promote a feeling of relaxation and well-being from the moment you enter our space.

Illuminating Serenity: Dental Anxiety Reduction Using Natural Light

We let the light in, both literally and figuratively. Our offices are bathed in natural light, diminishing shadows and fostering a more open and serene environment that naturally puts patients at ease.

The Comfort of Texture: Dental Anxiety Reduction Using Soft Textures

Every touchpoint, from the reception area to the treatment room, features textures that are gentle to the touch. These soft details are an essential part of our commitment to physical comfort and mental ease.

The "Unofficial Visit": Building Trust Through Familiarity

We encourage visits without the pressure of a scheduled treatment. These "unofficial visits" allow for a relaxed introduction to our team and space, promoting a sense of familiarity and trust that can significantly reduce anxiety during actual dental appointments.


At Floss & Fido Dentistry, we're not just treating teeth; we're nurturing the human spirit. Through our specialized approach to dental anxiety, we're turning a visit to the dentist into an experience that can be anticipated with a sense of calm and even joy. It’s a renaissance of dental care—one that's founded on understanding, patient happiness, and a holistic sense of well-being.



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