And I think a lot of it is just our atmosphere that we have here, just creating a comfortable environment for patients. We do offer nitrous oxide or laughing gas for very anxious patients. Along with that, for kids, we do sometimes put on a movie or a little show for them if they’re kind of feeling a little squirmy. But I think just a lot of education and informing the patient helps them feel calm about what we’re doing. Feeling comfortable at the dentist is important because it’s an uncomfortable event in itself. When we can minimize that, especially with our elderly patients who might not have had the best experience as children, using new tools and techniques to help them feel comfortable really makes a difference. And then with our children as well, preventing having a traumatic experience at the dentist so that they can have a good dental lifetime, you know, continuing coming to the dentist throughout their life and not being too scared to come.
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