Face it; we all know that going doesn’t give us the same feeling as going to Disney World. It is though a necessity for keeping a great smile and for your overall oral health.

So what are some ways to make the dental experience much easier? One way is with entertainment. At Fresh Dental Smiles and other dentists, exam rooms feature TVs for patients to watch while sitting in the chair.

But what are the ideal types of shows to help distract patients while they are in for a cleaning or route canal:

Quick Shows

Most dental visits are usually around 30 minutes in length. That means channels with half hour sitcoms are ideal so patients can enjoy an entire episode during one sitting and not feel like they are missing out on the conclusion of it.

Sports Channels

Sports fans love channels like ESPN and Fox Sports. People can’t get enough of the homeruns and slam-dunks. That type of TV is perfect to watch as highlights aren’t long in-case the patient has to turn their head and look away from the screen.

News

News channels such as CNN and FOX News are great options to watch while sitting at the dentist. That is because news is current events and current events are interesting. In addition, the segments are usually quick so a patient doesn’t have to feel like they have to focus on a long story being told. By being interested in what is going on will help take the patient’s mind off the work that is being done on them.

A TV may just be the magic touch in helping the patient have a great experience when visiting the dentist. What would you like to be on the TV screen when it is your turn to visit? At Fresh Dental Smiles we will try to make all requests happen.

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