Dental anxiety is common in the U.S.
Studies show that up to 75 percent of all adults feel some trepidation when it comes to dental care, which often manifests as missed or postponed appointments. Eventually, this leads to a decline in oral and overall health.
Where do these anxieties come from?
For many people, they begin in childhood. Uncomfortable, outdated, and sterile white dental offices with dentists who mean well often unwittingly contribute to the anxiety! Irregular dental care also contributes to the problem since patients with these dental issues often wait until the symptoms turn painful before treatment is sought, validating the idea that the dental office is an uncomfortable and frightening place to be.
At Tranquility Dental Wellness Center, we are determined to change all that, and it begins with the special treatment we offer our youngest patients.
Children’s Dentistry in a Warm, Welcoming Environment
From the moment children walk through the front door at one of our three locations, they are treated like special guests – because that’s exactly what they are! We absolutely love providing care for children and helping them discover that dental visits can be relaxing, soothing, and even fun!
Your child will get to enjoy all the same amenities as you, from movies on our patient monitors to our warm towels and massaging dental chairs. Parents tell us that their children actually look forward to the pampering they receive at their dental appointments!
A Soothing Setting to Reduce Fears
We know that children (and adults!) have different sensory needs, and we are dedicated to customizing your experience to your precise comfort level. We’ve taken great care to remove the more "clinical" aspects of most dental offices that can make people nervous.
You won’t smell the typical "dental" smells here, and our instruments are kept out of sight. Our treatment suites are private – in most cases, we can even close the doors and dim the lights to help your child feel more comfortable and relaxed.
Your Child’s First Appointment
We are happy to provide your child’s dental care right from the very beginning. Like the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, we recommend that your child see us before his or her first birthday, and we can certainly start earlier if you have any concerns.
As we introduce your child to dental care, we’ll keep things simple and move at their pace. The first few appointments will mostly involve helping your child become acclimated to the office and discussing any concerns you might have about their dental development. Our doctors will also offer advice and recommendations to help you give your child the best start possible.
As your child becomes more comfortable and confident, we’ll start incorporating cleanings and treatments. If we spot anything concerning about your child’s development, we’ll let you know right away and partner with you to create an appropriate treatment plan.
Call to Learn More
Are you looking for a children’s dentist in Lacey, Olympia, or Tacoma? We invite you to come for a visit and see what we’re all about. We are in-network with most major insurance plans, because we believe that everyone deserves a touch of luxury in their life!
Call today to schedule a visit!